planning the jailbreak

this place, it's complicated you know
like everything, when you stop to think about it,
ten years i've been here and what did it do to me

ten years of being locked in place for all the good reasons
and the bad ones that now come back to haunt me
consequences and all that stuff you know

this place became the safe place after all that happened
and now that i look back i feel a sort of gratitude
mixed with desperation seeing what i missed

and as i look around and make my mental list
taking stock and looking forward i tremble with fear
and excitement for what's to come

packing leaving uprooting not just me but the loved ones
the ones i stayed for that now will have to leave
everything behind and start afresh

and all the questions are still unanswered and i know
there is no control only faith and hope and trust
in my own strength and theirs




Poetry by Åsa Andersson
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Written on 2015-08-24 at 06:49

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
A wonderful piece. Ten years is a long time. A generation. Change is always scary and we never really forget some things even when away from where they happened. Just remember as you make your escape, if the searchlight hits don't dance, just run :)
2015-08-27


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Ah, shallow me. I just thought that it was a good poem which did a fine job of putting us into the mind of someone getting ready to break out of jail.
2015-08-24



This reaches very deep inside of me as I can relate to the idea of starting new, leaving loved ones and familiar things behind. Trembling with anticipation and fear of the unknown is such excitement. Congratulations and face it with courage.
~Ashe
2015-08-24


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
oh god, scary times, change, arghh, but it sounds like it is time!

if you meant to convey that this is a huge event in your life, you succeeded. best wishes for a happy landing.
2015-08-24


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
A very well written work , very deep , very thoughtful , has me thinking , Asa , thank you.
Ken D
2015-08-24