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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 ....

Belong.

Looking for a sanctuary
that does not exist.
I return

In disgrace

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

love.

No longer dreaming of ...

home.

I have failed life ...

So I stand-

alone

Erica Ivory








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Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader) 5/18/2003
Yes, very well expressed. I hope times are now better.
Peace,
Cherokee
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 5/18/2003
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.



Love
tony
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 5/18/2003
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) 5/18/2003
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 5/18/2003
You have touched me!!
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/18/2003
The pain of teenage angst! It's so sad! Great write!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/18/2003
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 5/18/2003
well done!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/18/2003
Ah Erica, You have touched me so deeply with this lovely poem,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Christine Morell 5/18/2003
Excellent and I like the form very much.
Chrissie
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 5/18/2003
Oh yes this is so Beautiful.
Love Peggy
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/18/2003
Very well expressed.

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