I'm From That

 

miles upon miles
years after years
lifeloads of drama 
tears and more tears

heartbreak
confusion
depression
delusion

I've been there
I've done that
I've looked back
I'm from that

walking forward 
falling back
slipping up
falling off track

long nights 
wet pillowcases
drooping eyelids
frowning faces

fear
pain 
scrapes
stains

I've been there 
I've done that
I've looked back
I'm from that

aching backs
swollen feet
table for eight
food for six

crowded sidewalks
noisy streets
swaying rocking chairs 
random treats

guns fired
people dying
babies crying
time to hide

gun shots 
gun wounds 
gun victims 
no new news

I've been there
I've done that
I've looked back
I'm from that

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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