By IIA   

My sex drive was higher off medications
And I'm responsible
Because I decided to see
Late Dr. Anna Fitgerald
Who was a slim older lady
Whore eye glasses
Like she read the Boston Herald
Out of the cold on the 4th floor
At Boston Medical
Where she received her education
Looking casual
With small eyes seeing an answer
From her maybe
She had hearing ability
Using it in sensitivity
While she sat on a soft chair
In front of large window glasses
Grey all over her hair
Privacy inside of the door
I'm seriously reflecting some more
Out of curiosity
"What do you think about me
Being off pills?"
She slowly leaned forward
"It's how you feel"
But more happy than laying in jail
The same building as the ward

I needed a place to live
So I used Section 8 Choice Housing Voucher
To get a transfer
Then a crib
In North Charleston, South Carolina
A sunny state in America
High crime and sweet palmetto trees
The wind blow leaves with a cool breeze
Of Dorchester Village Apartments
Where Tracy Bar field was my Property Manager
Whom I paid perfect rent
Without missing a single cent
From another christian
Worked with Holmer
The maitenance man who re paired
Broken glass window
She had white skin with a soul
More than I know
About the Low Country where southerners talk slow
Long suffering I feared
When I traveled near
2 medications dropped
Out of my left hand
Through the air
In the metal trash can
That's when the pills popped
To my mouth stopped
More happier
Confident, Courageous
That's contagious!
As a "loner"

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Tags : Long suffering, Earl Edmonds, Tracy Barfield, Holmer
Key Words : Homeless Hospital, Homeless Bus, Homeless Medications, Homeless Doctor, Homeless Advice

30 Responses to “ Single poem ”

  1. josh jenkens says:

    Amazing piece

  2. Leann says:

    I’m 34 with four adopted children and I love watching them play and reminiscing my childhood that went by way too fast

  3. Leann says:

    I’m always finding different ways to cope through poetry and improving my writing skills but I love this piece you shared

  4. Brandon Mann says:

    thank you

  5. Cheryl Strait says:

    Thank you all very much.

  6. Mary Cheyne says:

    I identify with many of the sentiments in this poem. I like the practical aspects of being female but need to be outside. Iris difficult to be view as something other than fitting the mold.

  7. Elizabeth Pinkhasov says:

    Oh my gosh! I didn’t expect so many people to reply to my poem, thank you SO MUCH!!!!! It brings me so much joy that a young poet like me can inspire people of all ages!

  8. Lola Green says:

    Wondrously done!

  9. denton says:

    wait who’s poem are we talking about

  10. Zipper Wheel says:

    Short poems are brilliant and difficult to master. The greatest talent is saying more with less, saying more than personal experience, saying something irrefutably human. I should practice this more myself, but I find it a greater treasure to me to create lyrics than to free myself and others with beautiful concise truths.

  11. Megha Chatterjee says:

    I think that such poems can beautifully say a lot of things that cannot be verbally explained to people. The way your friends or relationships hurt you, a pen and paper and a poetic mind can reduce your pain. I love the power of poem writing process..

  12. April Duboce says:

    Angelique, this is bold, descriptive and beautiful. I am very sorry for the pain you went through and are still experiencing. I was raped for 4 1/2 months after my amputation. Stay strong, keep writing and know you are loved by people you don’t even know. You are a strong and courageous woman, deserving of kind and respectful love. I pray this happens for you. I will try to upload my poem about abuse to my page. Sending you hugs, strength and love.

  13. April Duboce says:

    Stacy, this is beautiful. I hear and see the meaning beneath. To heal together with this wounded bird. I can tell you have an incredibly loving soul. I wish I could meet you.

  14. April Duboce says:

    Michael, this is so very special. The love between a son and a mother is different, yet strong. I’m thrilled you had such a wonderful Mom. Your vulnerability and the integrity of this poem tell me enough about your character.You ARE a good man

  15. Merton Pajibo says:

    Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to read my poem. I appreciate your constructive criticism.

  16. Kristina Karki says:

    Can you guys rate my poems?

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  18. Kellie Parks says:

    Incredible ! Good job

  19. Aisha.Hasan says:

    This was great

  20. Aisha.Hasan says:

    Would you read my poems. Merci


    The poem Tortured Soul is poignant to torture the reader’s soul!

  22. Stephen Brownfield says:

    This is a heart felt piece and speaks to my soul, as it makes me feel you soul.

  23. Ross Mitchell says:

    Thank everyone who commented on my poem, but with so many liking my poem, how did my poem get knocked down to 3 instead of a five

  24. MK says:

    I am a new writer, but I’ve been old. I’m great at writing, so I would love it if everyone would help me by rating my poems.

  25. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!!

  26. Sara Naquin says:

    Love it!! I like how you expressed your words. Your very much heard!

  27. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Thank you everyone for your appreciation ..I am a student so I am trying to improve my writing skills.

  28. Ayushi Srivastava says:

    Hey! I wrote it..don’t try to do that

  29. Leyla Ahmed says:

    I love this.

  30. Raven Moonshadow says:

    No you did not. Not this one. I have my intellectual property rights reserved.

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I needed advice from a Mental Health Expert because I knew family members would talk about me in a bad way. Furthermore, I\'m like a doctor deciding whether I need to take medications or not. However, my name is IIA. Me and late Dr. Anna Fitgerald sat across from each other in her private doctor\'s office at Boston Medical Center in violent Boston, MA. Perhaps, an older slim lady who where a ponytail thinks I\'m a hero. \"I don\'t know who you are or what you\'re situation is. But I think your a hero.\" She laid a $20.00 Bill on the hard table at Harris Teeter in Holly Springs, North Carolina.