Untitled Poem

I could think of nothing else to write here today, so I decided to share this poem with you. I found it written in the back of a notebook with no title, and I can’t think of one right now.

This dam won’t hold much longer.
This flood will come ripping through,
as if the walls were made of paper,
all egos disappearing in a twist of vapor.

I walked 1,000 miles
to feel one drop of relief.
Even though I’m dead on my feet,
I’m turning back.

I’m turning back because it took this turnaround
to tear all my pipe dreams to shreds.
Now my eyes see through the tattered remains
to soak up reality, and I realize the problem.

I don’t belong here.

Even when I try to mold myself into a pleasing shape,
it just doesn’t work. They won’t accept me.
I threw away treasure after treasure so I could
run back home to swim in an empty sea.


About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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