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This poem reflects the fear of returning to the one I love after the stupidity of my infidelity.

Returning Home

Approaching the door
hesitantly, warily.
I reach for the bell
and push.
My arrival announced,
serves to feed my fear,
of denial and rejection.
I left here silently,
when you were not looking.
Slipping away,
ghostly.
It was not until I err'd
that you knew I had left.
and that error was enough
for most to close the door
forever.
At the door now,
waiting for your reply.
The threshold of your heart
has never looked so frightening.
Am I more afraid
of being turned away,
or of being accepted
and living with my guilt?
Do I fear your love
and your forgiveness?
Or my own inability to
let bygones be bygones?
Regardless of my fear,
here I am,
at the door to your heart,
at the door to my home.

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24 Visitor Comments

kath
wow, straight out of my heart. u expressed it beautifully
krystal
i loved the poem it hit me right at home simply because i wen though that. i was the one who had to forgive
JESS
HEY UR POEM WAS GREAT I LOVED IT IVE READ HEEPS OF POEMS AND NONE OF THEM WAS AS GOOD AS URS THAT WAS AWSOME BYE !
planquez margarita
Ilike ur poem lol ;)this is what Ican say ;)for u , good conniuation ;)
miranda
that rally touched me that is exacally how I feel
LIZ
very passionate beautiful love poem
andreana
wow! thats such a beautiful poem and you deserve all the credeit that you get . on a scale of 1-10 i gatta say its definately a 10 OR ABOVE !
dannielle
i love this poem so much that i just had to copy it for a friend to read. i think that others should read this and give it to your love.
Jennifer
I thought this was a good poem. Because I mightbe able to put my self in his shoes.
Roger
Spoken so eloquently it released my emotions for the expression I so desperately needed.
lost soul
it cought my attention simply because it remided me about my great love. a love lost forever?? maybe, maybe not. pipoy.
MARY
THAT WAS A GREAT POEM
Anna
i realy liked this poem. it was as if someone knew my heart and wrote this poem for me. it is really what i am experiencing right now and it helps that someone knows that feeling too.
Grover
Very good poem about being forthcoming and honest in an all to common situation.
Maire
Superb! This really say it all.
Danielle
I loved the poem cuz i just got taken away from my mom and i miss her it makes me want to go home
Kristi
fantastic poem
yen
wonderfully done! i felt i was there.
Kate
This poem can be taken in a lot of ways. I sent this to my love after a silly argument. It suited the purpose beautifully.
tksteddy
Very real and very true!
Jade
it's a really nice poem.reminds me of someone I know, ME
Lisa
absoutely beautiful
Karen
Returning home has real power, it provides real feelings, in a real situation, it makes it more inspiring because it is REAL.
Judy
Most beautiful and heartfelt.

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