An Escape

April 6, 2010
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The gorgeous blue green water rushes around my feet
As I wonder why I'm really here.
All the questions hang in the air
Unanswered and unheard
Who am I?
Does anyone know the real me?

A bee buzzes quietly…
Misunderstood by humanity.
Maybe we have more in common than he thinks.
People judge him for what they assume him to be,
Never even stopping to get to know him.
What if he’s different than they believe?
Harming anyone is at the farthest depths of his mind,
Never a priority like some may presume.

The water meets a log and tumbles over to continue its journey
The leaves are caught by the branches of the fallen tree
Being filtered from the pure water
Is the leaf so different from me?
Am I filtered out of people’s lives because I pollute them?

The sound of the cool, shining water calms me
It races through the nooks and crannies of the tree I am relaxing on,
My feet dangling into the cool depths, as
My mind meanders through thoughts that I can't even make sense of for myself.

Does anyone hear my call for help?
I'm safely tucked away,
however the feeling of danger is ever present.
Trust everyone or trust no one?
Either way is a path to rejection and fear.

I reminisce on past years
And am reminded why this place has always been my escape.
The gurgling brook calms me,
The trees will never surrender my secrets
The sunshine warms my skin as the sand swallows up my feet.
All is right with the world.

Sometimes fleeing from the pain is all you have left.

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KevinM said...
May 7, 2010 at 7:13 pm
i love your poem i think we have a poem that really relates could you read my poem thats where you will find me please comment 
FONSI... This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 3, 2010 at 12:26 am
Your poem is packed full of feeling, which leaves such an impact. Try shortening it because the middle was amazing. Progress takes time, I would know
rainlover1994 said...
Apr. 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm
I liked it, good job :) I felt it was easy to relate to  and displayed the confusion you describe feeling very well. I would be interested to see how this would turn out if you condensed it down a little... just an idea. I think then it would leave more of an impact. I do this all the time with what I write... Its kind of weird, when I use writing as a way to vent I just write down everything that pops in my head. Then, later I'll look back and try to condense it in a way to make sure ... (more »)
Jade-McKaye said...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 8:01 pm
this is really good, especially the last part, that really got to me the most, it was so easy to relate to.
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