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Not Here Nor There

Homeless and Heartless

By Introducing PoetryPublished 12 months ago 1 min read
Not Here Nor There
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The day broke

And so did she

What once held promise

Now proves impossible

With tired hands and tired eyes

She moves while standing still

She questions what is real

She gathers her belongings

Oblivious to the bits of herself escaping to fill their voids

The walls entombed her sound

As she sang with unbridled abandon

She embarked on one last journey through her sanctuary

Echoes of her life there sounding back to her with each groan of the hardwood as she stepped

When he was not there, it was hers

All hers

She did not have to tiptoe

She did not have to surrender

She got to be comfortable

When it was hers, it was hers

She cared for it

Adored it

She cherished the safety it provided

She did not have to be the perfect daughter, sister, or friend

She just got to be

She got to be the version of herself she felt she was

She had been locked away for so long

But within those walls

She was free

But it would not be forever

And so she had to seal herself away again

She pushes on but is now incomplete

Something is missing

Embedded within all its parts

Was now her heart

And she can never get it back

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Introducing Poetry

My name is Sierra. Writing is a type of therapy that allows me to express myself or the world around me in ways one-on-one conversations cannot. I hope you enjoy my works!

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Tess Borowski12 months ago

    Love this! Inspired me to write something of my own.

  • Shane Harrington 12 months ago

    Loved it.

  • Robert Aneiro12 months ago

    I really hope the girl in this poem is able to be herself permanently. No one should be forced to be someone they're not. Sadly, due to circumstances or other various reasons, this happens to far more people, far more often than humanity as a whole would like to admit. Thank you for sharing this poem. I look forward to more.

  • So much loss in this poem! The heart can be a home, when home is gone. :)

  • Kiki Le Tigre12 months ago

    Love this, and the style. Subscribed :)

  • Manthan Mohite12 months ago

    Loved it!

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