no where to call home

there’s a lot of lonely roads
In this world,
of unabated happiness,
we all seem to
and dismiss at will,
I guess,
this is just one more,
full of,
dead, useless,
carefully, lovingly,
packed in a wooden crate,
stored deep within my soul
for eternity
without hope
is truly the ultimate
the smell of oranges,
citrus dreams,
clears my mind,
as I sip green tea,
and read my ham on rye,
I look at the gun,
still smoking by my side,
the ghost still lingers,
within my mind,
I walk out of the darkness,
I see the light,
I smile,
I’m happy,
at least for now,
almost alive,
yet still a little dead
the sun is real,
the sky filled,
with sadness,
the eagle glared
and cried,
its not your time,
the crow lost the ability
to speak,
erratically stumbling,
through a sky of words,
the raven cried,
for he knew,
the beauty was gone,
the heart dead,
the soul lost,
the muse banished,
there’s a lonely road
between me and tomorrow,
but its all ok,
for in the end,
I will write ,
my own songs,
im sure,
you will

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not sure why but i beleive i wrote it for a friend who lost eight fingers after falling asleep outside because he really had no where to sleep,or maybe just revised it for a friend who has no home………..


  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    So sorry about you friend. I am reading this write a second time and still I have that roller coaster feeling. You have such a gift for creating unusual imagery in a context I would never think to use it. Love that about you. Wonderful

  • thank you Donna,hes ok hes a survivor,a street person….such a great compliment from such a great poet as yourself…i guess it comes from reading,bukowski,fante,kerouac,ferlenghetti,burroughs,ezra and to many more to name…..

    – Rocky Loder

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    This hit home at the core of my being. Most of my life has been seen from this awesomely written verse!! Well done Rocky!!

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  • shelleybabe2
    shelleybabe2about 2 years ago

    Awe…what a shame! A sad, but true emotional write!

  • hes in good spirits…sometimes i think we only see the good in life because we refuse to look beyond the truth….thank you shelley…

    – Rocky Loder

  • juddarwin
    juddarwinabout 2 years ago

    it seems also so
    the forest forever hiding the tree
    almost most of most pre ghosts
    have only next week’s wrong wage
    holding afar away the angst of yr awesome poem
    am always that bit away before i am the food
    the vermin germinating
    pauper poet
    & 2 hrs wk + gi

  • thank you juddarwin…

    – Rocky Loder

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroabout 2 years ago

    you do have a way of conjuring up images that tumble from your pen, Rocky. Many sad lives that walk our streets full of heartache and hardships, all with a story to tell. Some may find the words. others who don’t can always rely on your penmanship. Well done, mate.

  • thank you Cosi….

    – Rocky Loder

  • juddarwin
    juddarwinabout 2 years ago

    thanks for making me buzz

  • thank you..

    – Rocky Loder

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work… Congratulations Writing Of The Week!
    The Editors Weekly Choice July 30th – August 5th 2012
    The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group

  • thank you Evita….

    – Rocky Loder

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work. Congratulations!

  • thank you Lucinda….

    – Rocky Loder

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