I Am (not Neil Diamond)

Perth is fine
the sun shines most the time
and the feeling is laid back
Palm trees grow and rents are low
but you know, 
I keep thinking about ..
making my way back

I’m Sydney City born and raised
but nowadays,
I’m caught between two shores

Perth is fine but it ain’t home
Sydney’s home but it ain’t mine, no more

I am, I said
to my old man
and he replied ‘I understand’
I am, I cried
I am, said I
And I can’t change the way I feel
how hard I’ve tried

You ever hear the story about the Aussie girl who married a Danish prince
and moved to Denmark?
Well except for the names and a few other changes
if you talk about me,
that story’s my benchmark

But I’ve got an emptiness deep inside
and I’ve tried
but it won’t let me go
and I’m not a girl who likes to swear
but I’ve never cared
for the thought
of settling in one home

I am, I said
to my old man
and he replied ‘I understand’
I am, I cried
I am, said I
And I can’t change the way I am
how hard I’ve tried

Perth is fine
the sun shines most the time
and the feeling is laid back..

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10 thoughts on “I Am (not Neil Diamond)

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  2. My God you write so BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve read tons of poems but you have that magic touch!! Please let me reblog and repost your poems!! I have to. They’re so beautiful!! I even wanna add a “Poems by Claudie” on my blog if you’ll let me. Gosh! Your writing is revoking!!! I miss this kind of effect. YOU ARE BRILLIANT!! Jesus! You should be mega-famous!’ Bless u darling!
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  3. Okay, that hit me in the solar plexus. I was intrigued by the title and was expecting something different. Instead I was overwhelmed by my own sense of a lack of home. Uff da. Beautifully written. Thanks for the feels. That’s exactly what poetry should do.

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