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So Many Places

Updated on November 22, 2012

I have a strange relationship

With so many places

All the old places

That I used to go

In what seems now

Like another life

They haunt me somehow

And trick my mind

And I find my eyes

Looking for faces

And my ears

Searching for voices

That don't exist in my life


I always get sad and nostalgic

And much too sentimental

I must go somewhere new

Where the walls do not laugh

And the air isn't so damn full

Of hopeless confusion

And the ghosts cannot find me


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      des donnelly 4 years ago from NYC....

      excellent poem... voted up :-)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Wonderful sentiments. I think at times we all are looking for the faces and places we once left behind. Passing this on.

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      travmaj 5 years ago from australia

      Great poem and very identifiable - memories abound and play tricks with our thoughts - you truly captured the haunted, confused feelings

      from both present and past. Voting up.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      As one gets older, life (and death) gets harder to deal with. Our memories seem so real at times, yet, we know we're only fooling ourselves. Great poem!

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Up and awesome. Great poem, sad but true sentiments! Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Such a insightful poem describing what I have often experienced as well. It truly is impossible to go back.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Great poem and here's to many more.