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No Better Place to Hide

A Home for Us

By Amanda StarksPublished 3 years ago 1 min read
No Better Place to Hide
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She takes me back home to a blue sky

with a little red fire in her eye

Her hands eagerly tug my own,

no hesitation left to be alone

So we lay down our shouldered burdens,

not too worried about what lies beyond the curtains

We smile quietly at the inconceivable expanse,

letting our minds rest for a chance

And beneath us the fabric of a trampoline sways,

bowing to her childlike ways

It reminds me of who I was

despite all the pain I caused

"Long ago this was us," I said,

knowing all too soon she would be dead

Yet, her little fingers splayed wide

refusing to let her happiness be denied

"We are home," she cried,

knowing for us there was no better place to hide.

sad poetry

About the Creator

Amanda Starks

Lover of the dark, fantastical, and heart-wrenching. Fantasy writer, poet, and hopefully soon-to-be novelist who wants to create safe spaces to talk about mental health. Subscribe to my free newsletter at www.amandastarks.com for updates!

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  • Donna Fox (HKB)4 months ago

    Amanda, this piece spoke to my soul in a way I can't quite explain... This was thought provoking and really gave me cause for reflection. I interpreted this as a narrative between two versions of ones self, with the idea that sometimes you have to let certain parts of you go (or die) in order to grow. Such a beautifully written piece that feels so passion driven! Great work!

  • Brin J.4 months ago

    This was poignant and well-written. I could feel the melancholic nostalgia with every verse. 2 years ago? That's a long time to sit in the archives with no readers. It deserves recognition.

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