Emma Kessler

No Longer Can I Stay

My tongue is heavy
With words I have left unspoken
I want to tell you
But my heart thinks I would be mistaken

I don't know how long I'll be gone
So I want to say goodbye
But you would never let me leave
No matter how hard I tried

I almost began to tell you
But you warned me not to say
Because beyond tonight
No longer can I stay

I know you won't understand
My longing for this place
It is what is meant to be
So my destiny I will chase

Tonight I am leaving
For only God knows how long
But the distant place I am going
Is where I feel I belong

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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  • Amy MarieAmy Marie (11/6/2011 7:48:00 PM)

    Wow! I love the way this poem flows.

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  • Anthony Quiles (3/7/2010 7:43:00 AM)

    sweet... you do have a way with words...

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  • Lawrence S. Pertillar (12/20/2009 4:03:00 PM)

    'My tongue is heavy
    With words I have left unspoken...'
    Very nicely written, Emma.

    This opening...
    Says how enriched one life is.
    I like this poem a lot.

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  • Christina Phan (12/18/2009 5:13:00 PM)

    very sad, touching n wonderful job
    10++
    every line was gd

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  • Lindbergh HughesLindbergh Hughes (12/16/2009 5:09:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem Emma! ! It's a little bit sad as Sara said above, however you remain your thoughts very deep.I love the last line when you say: 'But the distant place I am going Is where I feel I belong..'Great work! !

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  • Anju Addanki (12/11/2009 7:40:00 AM)

    Welcome to poem hunter. A very good start very well written.

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  • Emma AdamyanEmma Adamyan (12/7/2009 1:29:00 PM)

    wonderful poem. perfect work dear hewing :)

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  • Danny H (12/2/2009 4:08:00 PM)

    Sad, but the truth of the matter was spoken with dignity
    Good job :)

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