Wandered away from all I knew.
Left my baggage on the curb.
Dropped all my tears off
at the cemetery.
Caught the first bus to nowhere.
Ghost kept haunting my sleep.
Found peace in a bottle of pills.
Serenity came with circling the moon.
False happiness can last awhile.
Days blurred into months,
months into years.
Memories can be a stubborn opponent.
Begin wishing to go back home.
Learned leaving was much easier.
Finally limped back to where I belonged.
Had to face the demons I tried to outrun.
I won't dwell on everything I lost.
Wouldn't change what I've been through.
Tell my image in the mirror, just for today.
Glad to embrace the sun on my face.
Relieved a smile can still appear.
@ donetta sifford 2-12-2013