One Reason to Go Back

It hasn't been easy to stay with the baby.
She walks much more quickly than I can now.
It's also not easy to cling to this world. It turns
Ever faster. I'm feeling flung off, steadily drifting
Away from its residents: monsters and dupes,
Who have turned on each other, gathering arms,
Stepping on toes. I haven't a reason to wish
To return, except for the baby. I want to go
Get her to save her from danger by leading her
Somewhere that's safe.




Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-03-27 at 17:49

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2018-04-02


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
We all wish we could save the little ones from the bleak future of our world, but how can we do it? I enjoyed reading the poem. Well done.
Ashe
2018-03-31


Bibek
Well-written. :)
2018-03-29


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
In an age where heroes are lacking, this is an heroic poem, Larry. Bravo!
2018-03-29


yes, kant can The PoetBay support member heart!
i don't know if there is any places safe
2018-03-28