Runaway {Poem}

Run away
From home, problems, thinking.
Wear the label,
Don’t care.
Just another runaway.

Dream of it,
Think about it,
Think about planning it,
Planning it,
Dream of doing it but not getting there,
Just a moment of fantasy then shut eyes and wake up.

Crave to still dream
Despite knowing how unlikely.
Oh, how ungrateful and stupid and rash,
But still crave to dream.

Simpler out there,
Just surviving,
Run away from thinking
So just surviving.

Not easy,
Of course not.
Fear, suffering,
But just surviving,
Take the blame.

Wear the label,
Take the blame,
Ungrateful, stupid and rash,
Crave to still dream,
Planning it,
Not easy,
Just surviving.

18 thoughts on “Runaway {Poem}

  1. An alcoholic faerie queen from the Lake District made me love this Yeats poem below. She also really liked yoga and broke one of our uni teachers.

    “Where dips the rocky highland
    Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
    There lies a leafy island
    Where flapping herons wake
    The drowsy water rats;
    There we’ve hid our faery vats,
    Full of berrys
    And of reddest stolen cherries.
    Come away, O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.”

    See the other three stanzas: https://poets.org/poem/stolen-child

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