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Run Faster (my feet follow me everywhere)

I walk endlessly
as if hoping
I might someday
outpace myself
as if I might
bump into someone
and steal their skin
stop staring at the ocean
and jump in

or maybe just
rediscover that one
redeeming quality
about myself
(or meet someone who says
“I like you” and reply
“sadly, we don’t have that in common,
it’d just never work”)

The odds, I believe, aren’t in favour
of me outrunning myself
so I’m calling for a saviour
to desk three.

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God I feel terrible. Sorry about the awful quality of this. I just had to get it out.

I have fears that I may cease to be.

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  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 2 years ago

    Not so bad… feel better. Are you really lonely???

  • I’m afraid that, yes, I am really, really lonely.

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • devotee1
    devotee1about 2 years ago

    No aweful at all. Honest and sensitive; as you said, you can’t outrun yourself. Your savior is already with you. When this universe was creator (whoever or whatever one wants to call the power) there was only one thing to create from: His/Her self. So the creator is never out of Its creation. We only need to look at ourselves…and actually see the greatness. The potential in each of us is infinte.

  • I want to believe in this so badly, but it is very difficult. It has given me a little hope, though. Thank you :)

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 2 years ago

    Someone like you should not be lonely, ever. What is creating the distance between you and others?

  • Oh, I don’t even know. I guess I just feel lost in the world, like my life has no meaning, and I can’t find anyone to keep me grounded, no one to share or understand what I’m going through. I feel so out of sync with myself. And maybe I shut myself down to others, maybe I close up. But I can’t find anyone around me to turn to, to ask for help. No one I feel “connected” with.

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadabout 2 years ago

    Well, these are tough times, and your an exceptional person. At your age however so much is uncertain, that anxiety can rule. I must admit that while I found a job I could keep, it was not a good fit. I have had to overcome obstacles in every venue, but at the moment feel I am lucky to have what I have… Feel free, you could never bore me!

  • True. And anxiety and a feeling of being lost does rule my life right now. I just need to find where I belong – if I can. I am hoping, well, as much as I can. It’s a bit bleak right now. But thank you so much for listening. You have no idea how much it means.

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • John Ryan
    John Ryanabout 2 years ago


    I ran for a long time and my problems seemed to follow me
    FEATURED 6/5

  • Tom Krantz
    Tom Krantzabout 2 years ago

    Aww cheer up love, at least you write beautiful poetry.

    or maybe just
    rediscover that one
    redeeming quality
    about myself
    (or meet someone who says
    “I like you” and reply
    “sadly, we don’t have that in common,
    it’d just never work”)

    I’m glad to be back on this site and reading your stuff again.

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieabout 2 years ago

    This is interesting writing – I tend to take the view that salvation comes only from within

  • That is an amazing poem, and I can relate to it very very much – thank you.
    The last line, though, is my problem “And you have to believe you’re worth saving.” How do you start believing in that?

    – Kirstine Dieckmann

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverabout 2 years ago

    With feet in your shoes and a brain in your head you can run and dream forever! xo

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverabout 2 years ago

    You just gave me an idea for a poem. : )

  • Emraldae
    Emraldaeabout 2 years ago

    This is rather intresting… I just love your use of brackets.
    You might never be able to out run yourself… but one day maybe you’ll see that as a good thing.

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