Poetry

Melancholic Wanderlust

The wanderlust flowing
through my veins
forced me to search
for a home I knew
I’d never find.

Β© Sarah Doughty

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48 thoughts on “Melancholic Wanderlust”

  1. This gives me chills, I can relate to.that kind of.wanderlust! I thought I had found it up in Michigan, but realize now.that’s too far away from my kids and my heart would hurt too much to be that far away from them. The way it hurts now to be far away from the man I love, even though we don’t know if we will ever be together again.

    I love your style of short poems with great impact. I also like to steer away from words which would make it more difficult for the average person to grasp. Reaching many is more important, right? You’re truly an inspiration!

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    1. Even though my vocabulary is more advanced than the average reader, I don’t feel the need to use the kinds of words that will confuse people. Sure, my titles might be a little more interesting, but the point is to make readers feel something. This isn’t to say I’m ‘dumbing down’ my writing. I’m just choosing my words carefully. I’m sorry to hear about your love. If I was ever in a situation like that, I wouldn’t be able to leave my child behind. Is it not a possibility for him to move to you?

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      1. That would be nice, but completely uncertain right now. Time will tell, that’s for sure.

        And I suppose the average reader nowadays is certainly nowhere as advanced as back when I was growing up. I need to keep up with the times. So many people have only mediocre reading and writing skills. Your writing is quite suave.

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  2. Some of us do find it, and are often surprised to discover it isn’t of this universe, nor is it some pre-fabricated religious heaven/hell condo! Reminds me of that old saw, “Home is where the heart is.”

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    1. Oh thank you! I don’t really see the need in writing like I’m stuck in a Dawson’s Creek dialog. But really, I want my writing to be felt, sometimes in more ways than one, and it’s harder to do that if you’re using the kind of words people aren’t familiar with. I try to use some of those inspiring words in my titles though. 😊

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