Free From This Place

Updated on March 11, 2018
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I live a few miles from the ocean, with my husband and our 3 boys. I always make an effort to spread kindness and light wherever I go.

I lay in the grass and look up a the sky.

The sun is so bright it burns my eyes.

I shut my eyes against the harshness of the star.

I close my eyes. I am drifting far.

I leave the field. I leave the ground.

I leave the world and can't believe what I've found.

There is peace out here. It's calm and safe.

Why have I never found this place?

My head doesn't hurt. My shoulders aren't tense.

My heart is free of it's barbed wire fence.

I feel good. I feel light. I feel happy and free.

A wonderful warmth has come over me.

I soar to the top to make sure it's real.

I look all around. I touch and I feel.

Oh my god, I think there's a crack.

I turn around and I don't look back.

I try to fly and ignore what I saw.

But I'm held by a force and don't get very far.

I pull and I strain but the force is too strong...

I didn't get to stay very long.

I hit the earth with a teeth-jarring thud.

I'm back where I came from. Back in the mud.

My head is pounding. My shoulders are tense.

My heart is pierced by its barbed wire fence.

© 2018 Angela Tagliamonte


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    • AngelaTagliamonte profile image

      Angela Tagliamonte 10 days ago from Florida

      Thank you for your kind words, Louise.

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      Louise Powles 10 days ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a beautiful poem, Angela. I love the photo too.