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Below is the poem entitled Sanctuary which was written by poet Debbie Lee. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Sometimes I have an impulse to scream.
I’m so approachable, contactable –
Email, mobile, in person –
Is there any time that’s mine?
Do I need any silence?
Thinking time?
All is static.
I’m drowning in the silent noise of my mind.
Consumed everyday,
Everyday details consume me.
Could I take some time?
Some time to breathe?
Does time want its quiet second or two?
I know I make my choices,
I choose the way I live.
Yet I feel I’m captive;
Not captivated as I should be.
I could love time if I didn’t hate it so.
I want to love time,
Not run from it afraid for my sanity.
I feel safest where I’m in control.
Even if I know I’m never truly in control.
Time is not an intimate love,
Nor at peace like the brother I’ve never known.
Should I continue to run from insanity?
Or can I learn that time is a sanctuary?

Copyright © Debbie Lee

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  1. Date: 8/20/2010 10:13:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your awesome poetry with us today Debbie. I enjoyed reading your writing this morning. I am hoping you have a wonderful weekend and find loads of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol