Long Gone from Home

Updated on December 16, 2019
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Donna is a lifelong poet and writer, she shares her love of God, and in helping others draw from His strength to get past life's struggles..


Long Gone from Home

Oh how I wish that I could say what it is that I have to say
But the words won't come out right then they just fade away
I wish that I could trust in you, to believe all that you say or do
But, I know it won't last, you'll get bored and just become your normal YOU

How can you look me in the eyes and say nothing to the effect
That you are sorry for what you have done, that you are full of regrets
How can love be so blind when it's seen through the glass door
When you say that you love me as you pour "just one more"

My heart used to follow, all my hopes and my dreams
I used to believe in love and that soon it would find me
I wonder what it would be like to feel the warmth of your touch
Then the second I'm not looking, you take your shot like a gun

They say you reap what you sow, hard to choke that one down
It doesn't work one way for you then leave me fallen to the ground
The bottle has got you, it's where you would rather be
Instead of being honest, you always lie to me

What extreme measures does someone have to take
When all you give are false examples of yesterday
I look all around me, tied up, tattered and torn
One day I will have enough and won’t need you anymore

My heart is held captive, to what memories that I still can see
When our love was true and you really cared about me
One last shot of that Boldness, that you reap what you sow
When you finally don't need that extra shot... I will be long gone from our home...

"Let me paint you a picture - a picture with words"

Thank you, Lord, for the gift of writing poetry!

— Donna Rayne

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      • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Rayne 

        5 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

        Thank you so much, Brenda! It is a sad situation to be in and when enough is enough... it takes courage to leave but it can be done... I know because it has happened to me and I'm so glad I left!

      • Donna-Rayne profile imageAUTHOR

        Donna Rayne 

        5 weeks ago from Sutter Creek

        Thank you, Charlie, I wrote this when I was leaving an abusive relationship years ago. I revised it from being in the past to something people who read it, and are going through it right now... can know, it's not okay and it is even better to leave...

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        Charlie Halliday 

        5 weeks ago from Scotland

        Powerful writing Donna.

      • Brenda Arledge profile image


        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        So sad. But it happens to so many. They become someone we do not even know.

        But that saying ..you reap what you sow...has me a little perplexed too.

        Nice one.


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