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Home Again, Home Again

by Kelly Schwenk Charleston about a month ago in sad poetry

Your daughter is done.

Thank you for not saying “I told you so.”

You don’t need to, I know.

I knew before the “I do.”

Now, home again,

I’ll tell you the truth.

You always said the words

“Love yourself”, “Safety first.”

But I did what I saw,

not what I heard.

I sacrificed, self aside,

went to the ends of the earth

and I finally learned,

true love is never earned.

Ground into dust, I return,

only temporarily a burden.

I’ll heal and run, and

hope that one day,

you will do the same.

Because only then, together,

we could be home again.

sad poetry

Kelly Schwenk Charleston

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