Hiraeth | Teen Ink


December 6, 2018
By outspoken_poet SILVER, Logan, Utah
outspoken_poet SILVER, Logan, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Of all sad words of mouth or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been."
- John Greenleaf Whittier

She closed her eyes 

And escaped to the worlds swimming inside her head


She opened her eyes and she was stuck

Back in a world that wouldn't believe in magic

That couldn't


She was stuck with that ache in her chest

To be back in her not-so-made-up world


So she closed her eyes and broke away

Back to the land of fairies,

And dragons,

And magic,

And princesses that don't need saving, 

And Princes that aren't exactly charming,

But still, it was a land that almost always guaranteed happy endings


But when she opened her eyes she was back in their world

The one without fairies

Or dragons 

Or magic 

Although the girls still didn't need saving

And the boys aren't exactly charming

But it was a land that almost always guaranteed unhappy endings


So she kept her eyes open

And forgot the worlds that could never be hers


But she could never forget that feeling of being

Homesick for places she'd never been

And people she'd never met 

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mxlxdx SILVER said...
on Dec. 24 2018 at 1:01 am
mxlxdx SILVER, La Habra, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” --Barack Obama

I love this! I completely relate to falling in love with fictitious worlds and the last stanza is so relatable