Nothing To Be Proud About

Too many obstacles
are blocking my place of retreat.
Even my friends have made fences
every time we meet.

Conversations have become hostile
after promising only spoken words of peace.
People have made barricades in their homes
and have rudely shouted at my presence to leave.

Open arms of hugging love have perished
from friends and relatives that once held me close.
There are empty casting on the ground
from bullet shells that came to give me a dose.

I can hear the voices from the preachers
that once were evil spirits living in the dark.
They continue to insult the unintellectual accusations
that are merely lies but loudly emitted in the form of barks.

Why must I wage a battle I cannot win
when they cannot see my heart in silence?
I am at peace alone even though I am missed understood
as I live quietly and away from their violence.

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These are feelings that run deep and I thought it would be wise to let the air encircle my emotions so that it can perhaps bring tranquil moments into my troubled heart.


oscars poems and stories


  • sunnyd
    sunnydabout 4 years ago

    Bless you, I hope you find the peace you seek and that writing it out helped!

  • Thank you so much for reading this and understanding the meaning, peace be with you too.

    – oscarelizondo

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboabout 4 years ago

    me too… and chances are, we’ll still be here.

  • Thank you for sharing your views too, peace be with you too and for being here.

    – oscarelizondo

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Oscar, oh, this tugged at my heart. Made me want to cry and scream for you. Would a big hug and kiss from me on your cheek help? This deeply moved me beyond words. Peace and love be with you and yours forever, Lisa =)XO

  • I placed my right arm around my left shoulder and left arm around my right shoulder, then my hands held me very tight just the way you were willing to do, I then placed my lips on the screen to wait until you appeared here in front of me, so you know what you must do to finish what you started.

    – oscarelizondo

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago


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