Longing (reprint)

This poem was published in the December 2015 issue of Among Worlds (first published on my blog in 2014).

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I long for something,

Without knowing what.

I long for somewhere,

without knowing where.

 

I long for change,

For that next adventure…

I’m restless and bored,

Ready to start somewhere new.

 

And yet I long to settle,

To put down roots.

To call some place home

And know it’s my own.

 

But where is that illusive home?

That place where I belong,

Where I am neither other

Nor outsider?

 

I am homesick,

But I don’t know for where…

For which country, which place,

Which home?

 

My heart aches,

Without knowing for what.

It longs for something

That I cannot define.

 

Such is the path

Of my third culture kid journey:

Sometimes confusing, often contradictory…

And forever longing.

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2 thoughts on “Longing (reprint)

  1. Hello,
    I love your blog! One of my favorites poem is longing. I would like to know if I can use your poem for a future project. Of course, I will give you full credit given to you with links to the original content at “Next Stop”. I hope a positive answer and my best wishes for you

    Regards,
    Katherinne,

    Like

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