Going Home


Make believe it’s all okay,

pretend that things are fine

but this time it has gone to far

and gone and crossed the line.

I’m heading back to times before,

back where I belong,

for the disillusion feeling

has become far too strong.

I’ll go and fetch my shovel,

I know the very spot,

I’ll dig a massive hole there,

easy it is not.

My shovel, I will fling away,

I’ll climb in to the pit;

laying down I’ll claw the earth,

dragging down at it.

The mud it pours in to my mouth

floods into my nose,

my eyes, my ears are covered,

all of me, I suppose.

I set a tree to tumble,

it holds the earth in place,

 ensures that I can’t back out

and try to escape this place.

The insects won’t be long now,

worms will go in and out,

eating me, devouring me,

I really have no doubt.

I am going home now,

from malice it will save,

I’ll dwell forever now in peace

within my earthen grave.


Submitted: May 06, 2018

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Jeff Bezaire

Powerful, despairing words. No one should have to feel this way, especially someone so kind-hearted. I'm sorry, Hully. I hope this feeling doesn't last long.

Sun, May 6th, 2018 5:45pm


Thanks for reading, Jeff.

Sun, May 6th, 2018 11:59am

Mike S.

Don't, Hull!

Sun, May 6th, 2018 7:53pm


Written earlier, as you no doubt can tell. Thanks for reading, Mike.

Sun, May 6th, 2018 1:03pm


Wow! I am speechless, such strong lines, Hully.... The emotions are palpable! Well done.

Mon, May 7th, 2018 1:51pm


Thanks, jaylisbeth....a lot of upset and a bit of misunderstanding when you're already at rock-bottom can be devastating.

Mon, May 7th, 2018 9:59am

Adam L.

Strong write, Ms. Hullabaloo. Nice work

Mon, May 7th, 2018 2:08pm


Thanks for giving it a read, Adam.

Mon, May 7th, 2018 10:14am


Wow. You have a way with words, for sure. Thank you for sharing this. Best wishes x

Thu, April 4th, 2019 7:23pm


Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment, Freia.

Thu, April 4th, 2019 12:25pm

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