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The Traveller's Unclaimed Land

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Below is the poem entitled The Traveller's Unclaimed Land which was written by poet Nicolette Holness. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Traveller's Unclaimed Land

He says he loves me then he says he loves me not
He loves me today but by tomorrow I'm forgot 
He runs from my love but returns wanting more
I guess I'm to blame for letting the traveler explore, 
See travellers just wander and are never here to stay
They admire the scenery and enjoy the display 
They tour the land and ride the attractions
So memories become their only subtractions,
They search for an experience that is what they yearn
The condition once they leave is none of their concern!
So how can the land be devoted and true 
When travellers come and go out of the blue.
The present is now and where he's travelled to,
But the past he calls home so he must return soon
Most likely just a visit although time can only tell, 
But what he lusts is in this land and he knows it very well
He may call that place home but its this land that he seeks
Travellers on a mission never realize until they hit their peek
He continues to damage this land down to its core 
So what's left to offer when their is nothing left in store?
The resources were depleted and the land left bare
He comes and goes as he pleases it doesn't seem fair;
See this land has been abused time and time again
Seeds that were planted, were means to an end
But pleasure and satisfaction was always accomplished
Because this land provided where the homeland was disadvantaged!
But despite the history and despite the trust
Submit to his urges is something he must.
So this time around his departure is permanent 
Lack of faith and loyalty was the final determinant.
The damage he caused cannot be rendered,
So his visitation rights he has surrendered!
So leave this land I say and never look back
This is the path you chose I hope you can stay on track,
Cause travellers have memories of the lands they have stained
But the land only remembers the one that remained!

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  1. Date: 6/4/2013 9:13:00 PM
    The unclaimed land.... wishing you did not have to sustain such blame... deep.. Linda

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 7:38:00 AM
    This is a very powerful piece, but there has to be a fix on the punctuation usage. The layout on here is very cluttered, which is a detriment to the message being spoken in this wonderful piece.

    Holness Avatar Nicolette Holness
    Date: 6/3/2013 7:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much, I am a beginner and trying to work on those things I will definitely go and edit the punctation and format it to flow better.