Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

The Sojourner


Recommended Posts

The Sojourner


Temporary homes

I’m moving again

away from or following

something anything Other



their broken fantasies

shattered in places

I understand


Like my dreams of buying

the family house for its sense

of comfort and finding it has traveled

to a completely different

sprawl than the one


those fallow fields

hidden streams

unkempt orchards

discovered built and abandoned

tree forts fire-pits hidden treasure

left in old wells by the last settlers

who believed their thoughts and feelings

were the brick and mortar that kept the wild

out as I did only to find these communal walls

of suffering and shared pain only served to keep

us in.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

David W. Parsley

Nice one, doc. Has a sense of displacement perpetuated down the generations, confounding the desire for heritage and anchoring, while at the same time chafing against confines. Stanza two felt a little less original than the first and third, but overall fine work.


- Dave

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Larsen M. Callirhoe

hi doc con and juris, the first stanza really suits the poems entire outlook. the third stanz is very loose fitting. overall a enjoyable read.



Larsen M. Callirhoe

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.