Sioban Lores

'Indeed Not' After The Poem 'she Does Not Belong' By Katie Todd - Poem by Sioban Lores

There once was a girl who seemed out of place.
She was a bubble in the desert,
or water in space.
She was a fish unable to climb a tree.
She found herself homeless at home,
and nowhere out to see.

If you took care to look,
you could see by the confusion in her eyes,
the awkwardness edged on her funny face.
I’ve always known she never belonged in this place.

Where among others,
unable to cope with this world’s rules,
while screaming for another.
She must have felt trapped,
still she tried to find life in past scars,
failed into total scrap.

It still haunts me to this day,
what I could have done,
if I had known to go another way.
And she in a different world allowed to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: belonging

Form: Lament

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I have read Katie Todd's poem 'She does not belong' which I found closest to what I wanted to express. As such, I have humbly borrowed her poem and adjusted to what I needed to release. I am not a poet, and will never be one. Dear Katie, this expression was only possible due to your creativity, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thus as some painters reproduced the masters and named it 'After Rembrandt' etc., this is a reproduction 'After Katie Todd'. I felt I had to publish it here as I have sent it to a friend and it would be unethical to claim this poem as my own creation. All credit belongs full heartedly to Katie.

Comments about 'Indeed Not' After The Poem 'she Does Not Belong' By Katie Todd by Sioban Lores

  • Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 12:50:00 AM)

    nice personalization and tribute to Katie (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/3/2015 1:26:00 PM)

    well done, Sioban.. and this way you invite us to read also 'She Does Not Belong' by Katie Todd.. :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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