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I Am NOT Running Away
by Erica Ivory

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Written as a teen..

I am NOT running away.
How was I to know
that there was no place to go?

No Home.

How was I to know..
That love was lost
Not just for a day

But forever

Desperate for deliverance..
from a life
I could not tolerate.

I left

On a mission
To find where I belong
To find I don't ....


Looking for a sanctuary
that does not exist.
I return

In disgrace

I submerge myself
In desperation
In frustration..
No longer believing in ...


No longer dreaming of ...


I have failed life ...

So I stand-


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Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader)
Yes, very well expressed. I hope times are now better.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone
Dear Erica, the pain you must have endured. It makes me sick to just read about it!
You showed remarkable talent as a teen, your writing has gone from strength to strength.

Reviewed by Brittany Renée
G'day to you!
I like this poem. It's expression really POPs. I have that photo in my computer. Isn't it adorable?
I like this poems reality and down-to-earth, gimme-the-mud perspective. It's so true. I wish I could help those that feel like this; I know you are by sharing this!
Lots of Love
*-x Brittany x-*
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Never too late to WIN at life. It's all in what you focus on. Postive, you get positive, the negative, you get the negative. Good work. Thoughtful.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
You have touched me!!
Reviewed by Dale Clark
The pain of teenage angst! It's so sad! Great write!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
You have written it tooo well. Sadly there are lot of teens feeling this way. Good write indeed!

Sandie Angel :o( a.k.a. May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by jude forese
well done!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Ah Erica, You have touched me so deeply with this lovely poem,

Reviewed by Christine Morell
Excellent and I like the form very much.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Oh yes this is so Beautiful.
Love Peggy
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
Very well expressed.
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