Dead Tree Garden

Dead Tree Garden short poem

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There are just too many ghosts here
To this haunted villa…
Another day, another month, another
Year well this is driving me crazy
I’ve got to get out of here
You make me nervous and I can’t
Deal with the anxiety and be myself
So here’s throwing all caution to the
Wind sometimes you have to just
Get away to find yourself…
I wanna live by the sea, I wanna be
Free, I want to be me…the real me
Of course I’ll miss those few faces
I love but I’m tired of people telling me
What to do I’m not a child anymore
I’m all grown up now you can try to
Stop me and say it’s for my own good
But you couldn’t stop me now if you
Wanted to sometimes you’ve just got
To do what your heart tells you to do
And…
I wanna be free, I wanna be me
And breathe the deep the clean open
Air of the sea…
There’s just too many Ghosts here
In this haunted cottage in the shadows
Of Dead Tree Garden…

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Bo Lanier is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and has become an established poet with five books to his credit that were published in Canada. He received several achievement awards in creative writing through poetry.com and has recently published two eBooks and one paperback book through Lulu.com. After a nine year hiatus, Bo returned to publishing his poems with a new outlook and fresh ideas. His other talents include singing and songwriting.
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