Another Place, Another Time

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In another place,

In another time,

I was happy,

Sadness didn’t exist in my world

I was taken care of,

I was truly loved


In another place,

In another time,

I remember,

When I was on a sail train,

With my siblings,

Going out onto the horizon of the sea,

Not knowing where I’d end up


Now,

I am stuck

In a world,

Where I am not happy,

My world revolves around sadness


My family,

My brothers,

My sisters,

Were taken away from me,

My only companion is myself


I have to stand on my own,

I’m young,

But I’m strong

I have the will,

I have the perseverance,

To succeed,

To get out of this world I live in


Yesterday,

That’s what it is,

That’s what it’s called,

That was in another place,

In another time


Today,

I am abandoned,

I am hurt

I have wounds,

Deep wounds,

In my heart,

That will not be able to heal


Tomorrow,

Everything will change,

I will find a way out,

I will escape,

I will go on a journey,

To answer my questions,

To answer my pleas,

If there was an answer,

I’d find it there


I can push myself,

I can make my life better,

I will thrive for the best,

I will rise up,

I will succeed


Sometimes,

I think that the world is a harsh place,

With all the poverty,

With all the loss,

With all the pain


But now,

I realize that it’s up to us,

We make our own decisions,

Those decisions,

Affect us,

We make choices,

That make our lives better,

Or make our lives worse,

I realize,

It’s up to me,

To change my own life


My moments,

Weak,

Or strong,

Are in the past,

In another place,

In another time


For now,

The rest is up to me





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socalledlife said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm
very true :)
 
Jordon. said...
Aug. 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm
awesome. completely awesome. x
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2009 at 2:41 am
it had me from start to finish :)
 
Zero_Kiryu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2009 at 10:41 pm
I love how this goes from depressing to hopeful during the course of this poem. ZERO
 
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