Angelica Duardo

Rookie - 50 Points (September 1987 / San Diego California)

That's Why Now I'M Going Home - Poem by Angelica Duardo

I ran away from home
Thinking that I didn’t belong
And I came to this place
Far away from there
Hoping I would find, fit or understand myself

I did some things I never thought I would
I felt emotions larger than myself
And my soul learned to learn
And my mind thought of thoughts
So deeply human I had to cry

Now I know I can get it all
Because I see they’re others just like me
They’re out there
Conquering the world
Taking what I want

I have so much to tell
And some people don’t even care
I know what they’re waiting for
But that is not the way I go
I’m not like many other girls

I ran away from home
Hoping I would find myself after I got lost
Indeed I did discover me and so I did the world
And now I know I don’t belong here, either
I’d rather go back home

And look for some other part of the world
Where I can feel that I fit in
And do the things I please to do
Take the steps towards winding roads
And it won’t matter if something goes wrong

Because I’ve learned
There’s no perfection
That it is only a stupid delusion
So I am as good as I can be
I’ll try as hard as I can give

So now, I’m going home
I’m satisfied and expecting too
I hope we’ll all understand a little more
The way we are and how we work
That’s why now I’m going home

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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