Home



Time passed and I am still here.
In a vacant home that is filled
with silence and fear.

Stagnant and buried beneath
an emotional mess.
Longing to escape this feeling
of death.

Deprived of light and some place
to breathe.
Wishing I could ignore all
the feelings and leave.

Let me go, allow me some hope.
To no longer be trapped
in a home falling of
a pretty steep
slope.

About this poem

I wrote this poem after the death of my grandmother. It’s about the overwhelm of being left behind and suffocated. It’s the longing to move on from a place that no longer feels right, but struggling to do so.

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Written on February 21, 2023

Submitted by toheerahleukes on March 02, 2023

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX XXXX XXXX AXXXA
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 380
Words 85
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 4, 5

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