Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,664 Points (25th March 1943)

My Escape - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Looking out towards the horizon
I dream of my escape
Freedom beckons me

I have in my view a different world
A world with a different format
A view so opposite
to the one I have at the moment

But how to escape

Not easy when I have commitments
Things I can't leave behind
but can't take with me either

What a stalemate!

Perhaps it was just a hope,
an idea with no foundation,
a self analysis

There is no escape!

Just a dead end
with no view

And a dream that's no longer viable.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about My Escape by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (9/26/2008 4:37:00 PM)

    Terrific work Ernestine you have captured the mood perfectly here. Love, Andrew x (Report) Reply

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  • (4/14/2006 10:27:00 AM)

    Dear Ernestine
    To have no commitments at all is not always freedom, sounds strange doesn't it, but sometimes it can be the things that we find difficult that can really release us, A very thought provoking poem, Love Duncan
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  • Linda Hepner (10/27/2005 3:34:00 PM)

    Lucky those who can make that existential leap... when they have no commitments. Enjoying your poems Ernestine, even the sad ones.
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  • Alice Vedral Rivera (10/26/2005 6:18:00 PM)

    Many of us are tied to commitments that we can't escape and so we put our dreams on hold - perhaps one day....... (I'm giving you a 10 to counteract that first undeserved 3)

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  • (10/26/2005 9:41:00 AM)

    I really like and feel this poem! Bob Dylan has a line, 'I tell myself something's coming, but it never does.' (Report) Reply

  • Theorem Thetruthserum (10/25/2005 5:25:00 PM)

    Sometimes things look dim but you got to find the can do it Ernestine (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2005 5:01:00 PM)

    dont give up on the dream Ernestine if we keep dreaming we will realize our dreams if
    we stop they die and so do we

    warm regards allan
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 27, 2008

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