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But I Can't Go Back
Author: Shiloh

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I have no one to talk with.
Can't express my worries,
or what bothers me,
or what is on my mind
with anyone,
because there is no one;
there is no one to talk with.
Married, three grown sons,
but there is that familiarity
that doesn't allow me
to discuss things with them.
So I have no one to talk with.
I sit here and think,
I sit here and remember,
I sit here and cry,
I sit here and wonder...
I sit here.
I don't talk.
I have no one to talk with.
I'm not a social person,
and even those close to me
are not the kind of people
that I can open up to.
We get together,
but we don't connect.
We enjoy the moment,
but there's little else.
They're not there to talk to;
they're not there to talk with.
Sometimes,
late at night
or early in the morning,
I will pause from whatever I am doing,
which is usually just filling time,
and I will remember back to when I was a kid,
and I had a friend I could talk with.
I remember how it was,
nearly fifty years ago,
and it was good.
It's not that way any more.
I have no one to talk with.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Luke Mudge (69.205.187.220) -- Saturday, September 22 2007, 01:44 am

bullshit

I Love You, if you need to talk, Call me, im your son, Just cause im grown doesnt mean I cant talk
shiloh (66.24.112.118) -- Saturday, October 6 2007, 06:27 am

not bullshit

luke, it's not the same thing - the last seven lines should have told you that - i already stated the obvious, that i have a wife and three grown kids - it isn't that you are there, it is that my friend is no longer there. don't let your emotions get in the way of the enjoyment of the lines i write. not everything is as literal as it might appear. peace... dad
 
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