Living On The Tracks (with no place to go)

I saw beautiful homes and lawns
Lined by frowning gutters and awnings
I saw broken lattice and falling fences
During a mornings smiling dawning

Sometimes it seems what money can’t buy
Lives where there’s no money at all
Until the cold chill arrives
And the leaves begin to fall

Living on the tracks with no place to go
I lived on one side
And then the other
Living on the tracks with no place to go
What I found was what I didn’t know

I’m not sure what it is I believe
I just want what’s best for my kids
But the real world is on the other side
I wonder if they could live on the skids

I left home because I just couldn’t cope
Now I’m alone and I feel the same
I’ve learned more about myself
And those who have no name

Living on the tracks with no place to go
I lived on one side
And then the other
Living on the tracks with no place to go
What I found was what I didn’t know

Every small child wants someone to love
We’re the ones who make them feel small
They want to smile even with a broken toy
Don’t cover them when the leaves begin to fall

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

So much said in these words, Mark. It's well written but even more well felt.


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Wow, it's a great poem- I love the concept and your style of writing. " Every small child wants someone to love

We’re the ones who make them feel small

They want to smile even with a broken toy

Don’t cover them when the leaves begin to fall" - Oh that's Brilliant! Voted Up & Awesome.

Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

Very moving, and so sad. Voted up.


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nellieanna - Thank you love.... it's a true story

@Kamalesho - Thank you!

ananceleste - Thank you... yes there is sadness there... kind of a "what do I do now" feeling that I was trying to express....


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

So sad, what more can I say?i too have left a bad marriage...you evoke a very deep emotion for me...


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@raciniwa - Hi... I'm sorry for your situation. It's never easy. I'm glad you liked it but it's kind of bittersweet to like something that is about pain and confusion.

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