Liliana Roman

(10-20-96 / sanbernodino, california)

I don't want to be here

I don’t want to be here
I don’t want to be here
Not at all
It’s a jungle out here
There’s violence
There’s rudeness
Don’t get me wrong
There’s good here
It’s very hard to find
Because all of the good is cowering in fear
The bad
It drags me out of bed
Forces me to walk into the brick abyss
Once I'm in, the blackness surrounds me
The bad is all around me
Inside the bad
I search for the good
It’s hard
The bad
Pushes me
Pulls me
Makes me stumble
I struggle to remember
Why I am there
I am the light
I search for my fellow light
There in the darkness
It’s hard
But I get the job done
I try to turn the darkness into light
And turn from wicked ways
I do not want to be here
Not at all
I am afraid
No, not even that
I am
Shuddering with fear
You might ask
If you’re so afraid, why are you here?
It is my duty
There is one more thing
I forgot to tell you
I love it
I love comforting the scared light
And helping them shine bright
The dark
Is my reminder
Of why I am light
Why I get back up when I fall
Why I fight
The darkness may
Drag me from my bed
And force me to enter that brick abyss
But it’s what life’s all about
When you are pushed
To and fro
You keep going
You keep fighting till the very end
Life is a war

Submitted: Thursday, November 03, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (I don't want to be here by Liliana Roman )

Enter the verification code :

  • Abdallah Gamal (11/8/2011 2:52:00 PM)

    Wow that's awesome, you conveyed your thought in a small magic lines delivered the idea very beautiful to the reader, it's a Masterpiece! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. The bark, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. This Is India, Here A Village Fool Can A.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. All The Time The Talk About Fanaticism &.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. Helpless, Robert Melliard
  5. नोँ सोर गोसो, Ronjoy Brahma
  6. The Judge Is Not A Judge, The Court Is N.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Be childless., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  8. दंङ, Ronjoy Brahma
  9. Internet Poets, Without Pen & Paper & Th.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. How Suicide Works, C Jay Caputo

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]