My Second Home


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I've spent the past 6 years in and out of hospitals...and I'm effing sick of it. So I wrote this, and then it turned into something different...

My Second Home

The burning antiseptic
sears its scent into my nose
everywhere I look
there is something sterile, white, pristine.

Beds with scratcy blue blankets,
corner angles at a constant 90 degrees.
The bed creaks with my movement,
plastic cover for those who cannot keep it in.

Railings on either side, "for your protection, only",
making it feel even more like a prison.
Three squares a day, your only chances to eat gourmet cardboard.

Every four hours they come in for vitals:
blood pressure, temperature, don't forget the pulse.
Waking you up at unGodly hours
just to get that one last mark.

Day after day, the monotony of it all
lying there without a thought,
except one nagging at the back of my mind...
"I'm here for you...just call My name.."

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dumdumdj commented on My Second Home


I really like the personalism in this....i feel like i learned something about you while i was reading this....................did u write this while you were there or after you got out



well, after I got out, but I'm always going back in and out.

angmccallum commented on My Second Home


Your poem made me realize the uncomfortableness you must have been in. I was 'part' of your sadness when I read it. Thank you for sharing your deep experience with me.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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