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How I Have Grown

Updated on November 15, 2015

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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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

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

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Patricia Scott 2 years 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years 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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      Eric Dierker 2 years 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.