Sunday, July 7, 2013

I am Mine

I am alone in a living room filled with toys.
Shoes on,
With nowhere I want to go,
Only wondering where I went.

You used to think I was so interesting.
You used to think,
So captivating.
Here I am,
Wanting your approval,
Your desire.

I am in a living room full of toys
With my shoes on,

Wondering where you went.

I am alone in my thoughts,
On what I am and who I can be.
I push past any moment that was defined by
Others.

I’m left with an ocean that goes beyond eternity, and it is mine alone.
The seas are rough,
But I call them home.
My heart has weathered more beyond your
Callous skin
And careless time.
I am here,

And I am mine.
Patrick Palmer
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24 comments:

  1. Such an insightful poem...first your external setting leading to the internal thoughts of self. No inner demons here. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I like your blog very much! Your profile pic is fabulous.

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  2. This is really uplifting, and I love how you paired it with the painting.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I was trying to go from sadness to hope and strength.

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  3. Hey now, thanks for the new blog site hook up. A new direction for your writing, good for you.

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  4. It starts sad but ends hopeful. Nice writing.

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  5. I feel like you wrote that for me - the me that I was 8 years ago when I found myself newly divorced, a single parent of 3 children, and alone. There's hope. There is. Your poem is drenched in that hope. Courage. Strength. Resilience.

    So beautifully written, Kristy.

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    1. Divorce and being a parent is extremely rough. Thanks for sharing in your comment!

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  6. Apowerful poem and yes, a very hopeful ending :-) Great writing and so good to see you back on the blog scene! So sorry to hear about what you've been through. Looking forward to keeping up with you now, you are SO going on my blog roll!

    Thanks for getting in touch again :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  7. painting nicely complimented with poem :) thanks for dropping by on my blog :)

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  8. The seas are rough,

    But I call them home**

    I like that! X

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes a simple "I like this very much" is an awesome compliment!

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  10. This gets me wanting to read more poetry. Love the poem!

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  11. This is beautiful. I'm glad you shared it.

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  12. There are times that being alone in my thoughts can be challenging. It is nice to see it expressed here. Great poem, thank you.

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    1. Sometimes when my thoughts are a big, huge, confusing mess of cloud, a poem is an awesome way to express it and clarify a bit. Thanks so much for commenting!

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