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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Leaving Me to Wonder

What dish has this world served you,
That you must  try to take some of mine,
That you should violate my world,
Leaving me to wonder...
to wonder if you made your way in.

Are things so bad that you must,
Fight this life of it's good, taking at will,
Another's freedom, freedom to be,
Stealing away the security,
the security of home's locked door.

What is it that you needed so badly,
That you must try to violate the wall,
Penetrating deep within one's being,
Leaving me to wonder,
to wonder if you made your way in.

Are things so needed that I must,
Fright of life, value all that is there,
Possessions being all, things being all,
Security lost, stolen away,
the security of home's locked door.

What is it that we need so badly,
That we must fight for what's ours,
Guarded, locked tight, never to lose,
Leaving me to wonder,
to wonder if you made your way in.

Petrina Lesko
March 2011

I'm sharing this poem over at One Stop Poetry for their One Shot Poetry Wednesday.    Stop by to share a poem and/or to read other talented poets.

34 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Deep meaning and powerful words. Excellent.

The Fool said...

Very thought provoking piece of poetry.

Di said...

A very strong poem...tis sad we live in such a world.

izzy said...

There certainly are degrees of intrusion to
violate- If you have never experienced it
it is hard to comprehend. I find it visceral.
There is no if.

art2cee2 said...

A very emotional poem! So much to think about, perhaps to change :-)

Reflections said...

@ izzy... I would tend to agree that there is no if, I have been broken into before. But this stems from what appears to have been an unsuccessful attempt. Back doors messed with, along with my electrical panel, but does not appear they actually got in.

Helena said...

We all like to believe our home is our sanctuary however when it is violated it creates a shift in our psyche,leaving us vulnerable. Enjoyed your write...

♥ ஆεlεɳa ~.^

dustus said...

Leaves me wondering too, in regard to people crossing lines of decency and civility. Powerful write, especially the echos of violation and vulnerability.

Missy said...

Wow, that is really a great poem!

Myrna R. said...

This is great. I feel your anger, the dismay of your unanswered questions. This was strong.

I know it feels so awful to have strangers break in to our homes. Glad it wasn't worse though.

Lolamouse said...

Very strongly felt emotions in this one. I could feel the sense of violation, fear, confusion. It's sad that we should ever have to feel this way.

JH_Poetry said...

Oh, this flowed very well. A thought provoking piece. All I have is a 100 lb pc... Nice one shot! JH

violet said...

I like the way you open this piece - pulling us right into the poem with a real action that can also be viewed as a metaphor.

Writing a poem is a great way to deal with the feelings of violation after being robbed - of anything, not only material possessions. Hope you didn't experience it in real life!

Debbie said...

Very nice poem!

Reggie said...

I too liked the opening...it pulled me into the rest of the poem...very nice.

Nicola said...

Very powerful words indeed, great poem! :)

Diana Evans said...

oh this is such a strong piece ....I can feel the passion you have in your work!!! Brilliant....

Rekha said...

Well expressed and powerful...I sense anger and sadness all at once.

Kavita said...

Oh, this is so thought provoking and beautifully expressed, Petrina.. it's sad to see a world in which we have to keep claiming and protecting what's ours... (sigh)

A very gripping one shot read, my friend!!

♥~Judy~♥ said...

Your poem surely hit it on the head. It is not just home invasion that shakes us to the core, but assault...Your poem gave me so many back flashes as I have experienced both...

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Shashi said...

Dear Petrina

Very emotional and evocative. I enjoyed your verse very much specially in the end where you said it so beautifully....
'Guarded, locked tight, never to lose,
Leaving me to wonder,
to wonder if you made your way in.'
Thanks for sharing..

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un-speackable love 2 said...

very well done poem , I loved the tone of it , trying to understand the people who hurt us , I love when a poem takes a subject , starts with it on a singular personal level , and then takes it to a plural global level , making it so grand as a story of an ancient myth , keep up the good work :)

Umamaheswari.A said...

Powerful poem...well written

Olivia said...

Very powerfully written! Strong emotions.. speaks a lot of mindly turmoil that often disturbs an individual's thought pattern..

Loved your execution.. Kudos for the rawness expressed!

Hugs xoxox

Jehanne said...

oh this is really wonderful. It is feels very powerful and passionate.

jaerose said...

A door can be so many things..maybe the door in your mind can always keep you safe..and let good things in as well..Thanks for your visit..Jae

Nelly said...

Extremely powerful and moving.

Tammie said...

very passionate and strong poem.
Petrina is a wonderful name!

teric said...

Such deep emotions with those powerful words. So well done.

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Gallery Juana said...

powerful poem. The ending seems to give new meaning to what was said in the beginning.

Amanda Moore said...

Reflections I wanted to say thank you for your kind words on my OSI post but I could not find a similar post so I thought I would post it here. BTW I am in So Cal as well in the San Fernando =)

dana said...

Holy Toledo! There should be a poster with that on it so we could send it to the ones in our lives who need to read it!