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Torn between two worlds
by Tina M Clark
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Tears from the draw of leaving one life to grasp the another........


Torn between two worlds.

On one,

My family and friends.

It's a place I know.

A place I've always been.

A secure place.

Where love and acceptance is a given!

My place,

My Values,

My goals,

have grown and risen.

A place I thought to live

untill I was very very old.


On the other there is us,

and a love I cherish and hold dear.

Someone to be with me

through my "golden years"!

I think to say goodbye to the first

and embrase the other,


Fear rises up

strong enough to smother.

I know not what to do!

Once I was a wife

then just 3 son's Mother.

The Distance is great

many long miles between,

the thoughts of the first

shakes my faith in the other.

You see,

I know the rules

what to expect

being nothing but


or grandmother.


I've tested those waters

and found them soothing.

They wash over me

and settle into a shimmering pool.

I can choose to swim deep

without any fear.

When I surface

its always the same....

My family,

My life,

My hopes,

My dreams,

and they all felt so serene.


I'm caught between one

and the other.

In the middle,  I see both.

My heart misses one

and longs for the other!

Is there no way to have both!?

So, still the tears flow

for this world I may never know!

For this love I may have to let go.


2006 Tina Clark

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Listen to your heart Tina! This poem is nicely and stately spoken, I feel your pain, you know in your heart of hearts which is BEST for YOU! If mama ain't Happy * Noone is Happy! WE have had discussions earlier, and I do hope you have found your happiness, and everything is resolved to Everyone's satisfaction! YOu've been in my thoughts! Light and Love! Warmly, *She* :)
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I'm left wordless, and that is a compliment. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
A heartwrenching and engaging work.
Tina, your poetry shines.
Reviewed by R & B Pratcher
Dear Tina, you will always miss one when it's not around, but it still can be good, it can be wonderful. We too are always many miles away from one part of our family, but often the miles do bring us closer to our loved ones. We too would love to have both, and in a way we do, because which ever side of the ocean we are visiting, the other side is in our heart.
We wish you lots of luck and strength for your decision. Lots of love, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh my God Tina I feel for you dear sis!!

I know what you are saying..I feel your pain!!

I think only the lord above will give you the perfect answer!!

Warmest love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Is there no way to have both!?

I truly hope that there is, Tina.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Children are a gift in the golden years too. With grand children as well. If he love you, he'll move. Children are such a gift, more so to a real mother...
Funny after I split, with new g/f's if my son of 3 did not like her, she went. The old blood and water thing I guess....
Reviewed by Paul Berube

It is definitely possible to have the best of both. As Felix said, " Love and support is all you need. "
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen
Great pen on a self answered problem. Always do that which makes you, not others the happiest.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is an interestign write Tina but one that really isn't all that hard to answer. If your family, friends, sons etc really love you they would want you to embrace your chance for happiness and if it didn't work out be there to comfort you afterwards. That is what being loved and loving is all about.

Reviewed by Pamela garner
many of us feel like this and have to choose which path to take. just follow your faith and all will work out. Pamela
Reviewed by E T Waldron
It's a sad song most of us sing at one time or another Tina!There will always be something missing, only in the next life will it be complete. Our choices now are the hard part. Excellent poem!

Reviewed by Divinity 11
nicely done, it is the fears of loss that keep us from the wondrous paradise to gain
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