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Daddy Is a Hobo MAG

September 16, 2016
By PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
PresleyH DIAMOND, Elsmere, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
There is freedom waiting for you
on the breezes of the sky,
and you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
what if you fly?

~Eric Hanson

You said:
“It’s not much of a vacation
when you’re visiting your own home.”
Yes, maybe this place used to be yours,
so long ago.
It’s sort of familiar,
like the smell of your father’s favorite whiskey
tainting his breathy “I love you”s,
or your favorite childhood doll
after he spills his tobacco on it.
But you –
you cannot come waltzing in here
pretending you are the same person as the you
from 10 years ago.
Yes, you did draw the blueprints –
but we finished the house.
This is not your Maine or your Cancun –
you cannot vacation here.
Yet neither is this your home –
you cannot stay here.
Think of this house as the home of your enemy
for we would poison you
as you slept.

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Patrick82432 said...
on Dec. 11 2016 at 7:15 pm
Patrick82432, Cheektowaga, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Where voice had failed
my pen prevailed
and like the winds, became a gale"


I love it; it really captures and tells a story that is genuine without the need of telling the personal details and aspects. The story tells itself and very little questions are left.

on Dec. 10 2016 at 5:27 pm
Richcoca PLATINUM, Canoga Park, California
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Favorite Quote:
Make as many as mistakes as you want, just don't make the same mistake.

I love your use of understatement and imagery. It eloquently establishes a dark mood. Nice work! Keep me posted when you write another poem.

on Dec. 6 2016 at 3:23 pm
caroleeena BRONZE, Alta Loma, California
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I love this, very dark and beautifully and genuinely written

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