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May 28, 2014
By currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
currently_liddell GOLD, Derry, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

I sit down,
New baby in my hands.
I look around our rundown apartment;
“Where is he?”
I whisper to the sleeping bundle in my arms.
I already know the answer,
He left;
Never coming home.

I left for him,
My family,
High school and college;
Where I could have gone.
Now I work at a diner on the corner,
With a bundle in my arms.
And I’m alone.
What am I going to do now?

I pick myself up off the floor;
Put the bundle down in the tub and walk away slowly.
It’s not too late,
I’m young.
No one needs to know.
Not about him,
Or about the bundle we never named.
I will walk away and never come home.
All I have to do is walk away…

Don’t look back,
He was no good,
Just take one more step,
And leave,
He could do it.
He could…

Start over,
Learn to live.
And this time;
Never let someone control you again.

The author's comments:
This is part one of another poem and it is a dark and well really dark poem but its about what people will do if they're not in the right state of mind when they have a child and then what happens if they lose what they think is everything.

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on Jun. 7 2014 at 12:00 am
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
22 articles 1 photo 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

It's structured fantastically, but the story behind the poem is slightly unsettling.  It's brave of a writer to go beyond what normal writers would write and prepare to face critisicm for it. I agree with the previous comment by WickedWriter, that the poem might be touchy and offensive, but your poem is art-- it's an expression. Writing can give us the chance to see the world through the eyes of some one new. It doesn't mean your justifying, you are telling a story. I believe your poem is great, full of emotion; it left me with a sad feeling in my heart. Great emotional impact.

PiperBloo GOLD said...
on Jun. 5 2014 at 8:29 pm
PiperBloo GOLD, Long Island, New York
12 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"there are 2 types of writer's: one that makes you think and one that makes you wonder"Brian Aldiss
"Some things i cannot change but til i try i'll never know" Wicked the musical

Perhaps this isn't how you meant it but it seems you're justifying a parent leaving a child behind. This can be very touchy and offense to many readers. But then many great works of literature are. It's just something to consider.