Nathaniel Hackey 1983 (Madrid)

You're never the same again
And I'm stuck in a long lost past
Thinking about tomorrow
Hoping you'll be thinking of me
Before it was all over

But it's always someone else
That takes my place
No matter how many times we try
We're moving in circles
Right back to where it all began
Just to see it end
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Written on June 22, 2023

Submitted by Nathaniel40 on June 22, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 308
Words 69
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 5, 6

Nathaniel Hackey

40 year old combat veteran. Single father. Living with PTSD and injuries from the war. I have lost so many. But I'm blessed to have my two children. These writings are my mind and heart trying to find where I belong in the world. Cause I feel more than ever. more…

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Discuss the poem Circles with the community...

  • LadyVixen
    I was finding myself always going in circles but I took the leap to change and make a new path, it’s gonna be scary yet I’m looking forward to whatever is ahead of me. No looking back in the past.
    LikeReply10 months ago
  • gr.82137
    Life wasn't fair, easy, or nice to you. But you have kept fighting. Why not jump off that carousel with faith that you'll be okay when you land. It will be okay. One way or another you will keep fighting. No matter what. It's who you have always been. And once you land. A woman. That woman who will stand by you, honor you, and love you will be there. 
    LikeReply11 months ago


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