"Don't want to leave"


  • slimgrady
  • Hello fellow poets. I am originally from a very small very remote town in the woods of northern Maine.The town had a population of 560 souls.I was brought up( in what some would consider to be) abject poverty.If I was I never knew it. Simply due to the fact that everyone around me was in the same "boat".I have been writing from my teens. I enjoy the woods to this day. I hunt fish and hike whenever possible.And through the years I've learned that there is a God and that I'm not it. "SLIM"

"Don't want to leave"

I don't want to leave here bitter.
I don't want to leave here sad.
I don't want to leave regretting
Things that I never had.

I don't want to leave here discouraged.
I don't want to leave here despaired.
I don't want to leave here angry.
I don't want to leave here scared.

I don't want to leave here lonely.
I don't want to leave behind
Things I should have attended
When still I had the time.

I don't want to leave forgotten.
I don't want to leave disgraced.
I don't want to leave transgressions.
I could have easily erased.

I want to leave a better man
Than I was just yesterday.
I want to leave fond memories
That live on and never sway.

I want to leave serenity
to those I leave behind.
I want to leave them lovingly
With hope and peace of mind.

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WordSlinger commented on "Don't want to leave"


This is a very understanding write, a deep emotion for the love of the people you love, :) WS



Thaqnks once again!!!

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

slimgrady’s Poems (19)

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A Winter's Eve 2
A poets heart 3
Adrift 0
Through innocent eye's 1
"Don't want to leave" 1
Indifferent love 1
Sweet gental one 0
mousy mouse 5
the Miracles 2
Freedom from self 2
Season's pass 1
Meadow flowers 2
Another Day 1
The passing 0
Faithless soul 2
Grampie's little boy 1
I have heard 1
Nature of the Beast 2