Circles

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
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Written on June 22, 2023

Submitted by Nathaniel40 on June 22, 2023

22 sec read
39

Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXX XXXXXX
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 alone...now more than ever. more…

All Nathaniel Hackey poems | Nathaniel Hackey Books

6 fans

Discuss the poem Circles with the community...

2 Comments
  • 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

Translation

Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Circles" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 17 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/162491/circles>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

June 2024

Poetry Contest

Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
13
days
1
hour
52
minutes

Special Program

Earn Rewards!

Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

Browse Poetry.com

Quiz

Are you a poetry master?

»
The use of words and phrases to create mental images and evoke sensory experiences is called _______.
A imagery
B symbolism
C metaphor
D personification