Leaving Myself For Someone Else

I need to run.
Run where?
Anywhere! Away!
What are you running from?
Not what but who.
From who, then, do you run?
To escape.
Escape what?
What you are.
You can't.
I can try.
Why escape? Don't like me?
Love you. Just need to run.
Abandon me?
Yes, but no...

Why run away?
Need to not be you for a while.
What's wrong with me?
Nothing. Just need to not be you.
How far must you go?
Don't know.
When will you come back?
Don't know.
Will you come back?
Don't know.
You aren't coming back then.
Guess not.
What becomes of me then?
You'll fade...

Will you remember me?
Then why not stay?
Can't stand to be you anymore.
I'm sorry.
Me too.
Do you hate me so?
Yes... and no...

...I see. Good luck then. I'll miss you.
And I you.
Goodbye self.
Goodbye me...

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writinglover 3 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

Wow! This was an interesting poem. I guess you would call it a narrative. Anyway, I loved how it was written. Voted up!

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Chris Achilleos 3 years ago

Such a meaningful poem Sunny River. There are times in our lives when we just feel like running away, especially from our own selves, perhaps to change, or to find our true self, or because we just feel trapped. Voted up!

Take Care,


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blessedp 3 years ago

My! My! What a beautiful poem? Good work @Sunny River.

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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

Interesting hub with a lot of meaning in such few words. I guess there are times when we just want to escape, when we just want to run away for many different reasons. And maybe sometimes we might even hate ourselves or we just want to fade away like some lines in your poem suggest.

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mcrawford76 3 years ago from Greeley, Colorado

Love the duality of this piece, and the picture is absolutely perfect.

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To Start Again 3 years ago

I loved this one. The back and forth was excellent and timed out nicely without becoming overwhelming. The message comes through quite clearly and there is a hint of desperation in the narrator's voice. I could feel the tug and pull from both sides. Nicely done!

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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

So interesting! I so admire how you arranged this one!

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