How I Have Grown


I am on the fence

between two worlds

trapped within the space among

the old and new.

I came to you

young and innocent

unable to form

what I wanted to be.

Your words were like

a beacon that I held

as my gospel and truth

of what I should become.

Over the years

I have changed

come into my own

carved a way

among the rumble.

Learned to distinguish

what were lies

came to recognize

your subtle manipulations

and tricks of thought.

What I see

is how low you are

the lengths you will go

forcing others to mold your path.

Though I still want to believe

we are now so far apart

I am no longer 24

a child for you to hold.

The years have breed

a false sense of loyalty

the impression that change

is but a lost hope.

Yet truth remains

that the respect I once had

is but a forgotten dream

blown away over time

unrecognizable to me.

Like the seeds

of a dandelion

I will soon leave

with the wind

onto the place I belong

a world of my own.

© 2015 truthfornow

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Ericdierker 15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great capture of a moment in time for almost anyone in a relationship. I hope the winds do not blow too hard.

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Victoria Lynn 15 months ago from Arkansas, USA

Such a pretty and flowing poem. I can really relate. A long-term relationship of mine ended recently, and many of the realizations in the poem ring true. Well done.

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always exploring 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is really a compelling poem and I might add, relatable. Well done.

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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida

It is difficult to express such feelings in poetry but you have done just that so well. Fluid, passionate expression of coming into one's own...What a blessing that can be.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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aviannovice 15 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Exactly. Tell it like it is, grieve, and then move on, all the wiser.

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teaches12345 14 months ago

Your words are powerful. I hope the darkness does not overcome the hope for a renewing of spirit.

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