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Old Aquaintances

Updated on January 27, 2016

I sit motionless

Condemned to relive a roller coaster ride

Outside the pull of reality.

Neighborhood friends

Back orbiting my space

Projected in front of my eyes

Sharing the same air.


A careful talking man,

With a tired and drawn face.

I thought he was quiet and shy,

In reality; he was usually drunk and hung over.

Those far away looks and glazed eyes,

Fooled us all.


His illegitimate daughter,

A bright and excited face always clean and fresh,

Speaks to him in signs

And blind obedience.

I want to back away and run,

Eject them from memory

While the world is still spinning

And I still have a grip of some

Of my sanity.



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    • Missy Smith profile image

      Missy Smith 21 months ago from Florida

      It is sad to see some pictures of reality, and you put that in words very well here. Nice Poem!

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      Deb Hirt 21 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Indeed, that could be something hard...but they are likely all they have.