Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads/No You Cannot Go Home Again--Writer's Digest/The World Upside Down

No You Cannot Go Home Again
When there is no home to return to
When everything is gone
Nothing left of what you would call home
No one you call family
No pets in sight

Where is home when there
Is no home to return to
The house is still there
On the same street where I lived
But it is not the same
Someone else lives there now

The front door hangs on its’ hinge
The hearth is cold
Your voice echoes
When you call for the ones you love

There maybe many places you call home
During a lifetime
When you move away
Leave home behind
When you return
You will find your friends are gone
No you cannot go home again

August 13, 2014


The World Upside Down
Poseidon a movie
Your life is not a movie
And it can be turned
Upside down
Wrong side out
Thrown to the curb
It can be the slightest thing

What to do but pick yourself up
Shake off the dust
Begin again
One step at a time
One day at a time
You will be disoriented
Lost even unto yourself

Look in the mirror
A stranger looks back at you
Hear yourself speak
The voice will not be familiar
Overnight you have become
Someone else
In an upside down world

August 13, 2014


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Two really strong writes, Annell. I especially resonate with the first one........even when I go back to my beloved Tofino, it is different now that I am a visitor and not a resident. Sigh. Poignant image of the old house with the door off its hinges.

Ph_ said...

I loved them both especially the first one. I felt the deserted feeling!