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Journey to the Middle East

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Journey to the Middle East

As I watch the rows of houses become smaller and smaller
I say goodbye to the place of my birth.

I say goodbye to the familiar.
To the coffee shops, 
and the university where I was held captive for six years.
To the lake front, 
and to the home of my mother.
To my faithful dog and cat.
Also, my hair straightener—
and even my marriage.

As I say goodbye to it all,
I watch through the window 
perched on the edge of seat 8F.
And wonder
whether I should be up in the aisles dancing,
or crying on the shoulder of the kind stranger beside me.

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  1. Date: 10/28/2012 2:41:00 PM
    Such a poignant poem. So well written, I am assuming this is about you? If so, welcme to our country and may you be bestowed with many, many blessings

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 3:42:00 AM
    Thanks for taking us there,,.. t.t.. How are you? Me i'm just stopping by to say hi and catch up on some of my reading. Love the meaning one can give another when it comes to reading poetry. Have yourself a wonderful evening. God bless & take care,..Linda

    T Avatar Theresa T
    Date: 8/15/2011 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I love the meaning we can give to one another with poetry too, that is why I love these poetry communities. Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings, I'll have to check out your poems! Thanks :)
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 1:41:00 PM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be Theresa. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol

    T Avatar Theresa T
    Date: 8/15/2011 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, I am really enjoying the poetrysoup community so far! I love reading poets of different styles and backgrounds. Thanks for reading! :)
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 9:08:00 PM
    Creative and meaningful expressions, Theresa

    T Avatar Theresa T
    Date: 8/14/2011 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks :)
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 11:03:00 AM
    darn expressive with touches of nostalgia, theresa... i can imagine your solitary flight to new moments; sooo well-done! welcome aboard and hope to read more of you!. thanks for dropping by my page; so appreciated!:) huggs, nette

    T Avatar Theresa T
    Date: 8/14/2011 8:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I look forward to reading more of your work!
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 10:54:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your creative write...enjoy the site as u continue to share words with luv..

    T Avatar Theresa T
    Date: 8/14/2011 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much :)
  1. Date: 8/13/2011 9:09:00 AM
    The changes in our lives, even if initiated by us, can be VERY scary, and exciting! Well done, I think I would be dancing.

    T Avatar Theresa T
    Date: 8/14/2011 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I opted for dancing :) Thanks for reading.