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the journey home and other poems
Poetry by
Thomas Perdue

In the summer of 2009, my uncle died. It was the first time in my life that I lost someone truly close to me. It was a couple of months before I turned 22. I suppose I was fortunate to have not experienced that pain in my life up to that point. He was like a second father to me, the brother of my dad. I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I found out, as I stood there and reality sunk in fully, staring at the door, wanting for him to walk through it once more. He had been gone for a week before anyone found out, which made the pain even worse.

I began work on what became "the journey home" shortly after those events. I spent more time on it than any other written work. In many ways, it was inspired by what I was going through, though, with no direct references to my uncle.

A little over a year later, I left my family and the whole area I grew up in, everything and everyone I’d ever known, to pursue a new life in Florida.

Starting with "the journey home", this is a collection of poetry spanning that time in my life, a time when I was discovering who I was, and what I was going to do. I suppose, in many ways, it has been a journey "home", discovering what "home" really means and where my niche truly lies in life.

And the journey continues...