Jon Corelis

Leaving - Poem by Jon Corelis

You've left this land, but this land won't leave you.
She's painted like a sky inside your mind,
beneath which your true life is acted out.
Her vengeance is each day you don't return.
As birds retrace their ways on twilit wings,
however far they forage from their nests,
so too your soul, when daylight's had its way,
is drawn to suckle at her thorny breast,
until you waken to a world of mirrors,
where nothing is familiar but yourself,
to wander gleaming cities leached of life,
whose foreign doorways bar you from your home.

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  • (9/29/2011 3:23:00 PM)

    You make a marvelous point here. This land will never leave you, and indeed this is the case for many people who leave their homeland, especially if the do it when ther e are no longer children

    If one leave his or her country as a very small child mayby one can leave that country behind but done otherwise this rarely is the case. Yes, you motherland never leaves you.

    You have done well here.

    Take care!
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 29, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, September 30, 2011

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