This Old Town
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westleynash Sharing a life as felt through my heart.
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When you have lived in a place for a long time it can feel as though you are surrounded by an endless parade of past moments both the good and the bad. This is however especially hard when you find yourself in a mental state unable to bear that massive weight of memories. I always used to feel content living in the same old town, in familiar surroundings with all my friends and family. But since losing so many of these things over the years I now believe that daring to move away into new places and fresh locations can help keep life a little lighter on the heart, the mind and the soul.... There's a spoken word version of this poem on my YouTube Channel:

This Old Town

by Westley Nash

Maybe I should leave this lifeless old town?

For all I ever meet here are echoes of dreams long expired

and the stain of past lives haunting every last memory.

Perhaps I should move far away until my lungs breathe freely and my heart beats softly.

To escape this miserable anecdote which regales in its reference of when my greatest treasure cost me every single thing I own.

If I board a train bound for unfamiliar lands would I finally leave behind these noxious creeping thoughts?

Born from the pain I suffered clawing away at the same four walls as they squeezed the life from out of my soul like a crushing vice.

To start afresh, right from the very beginning!

Planting my hopes deep in opportunity rich soil and watching as possibility grows manifest.

Fuelling my freedom drive from the heavy chains of what was and into something more worthy of living...

Check the description for background on this poem. You can also find my Spoken Word poems by searching #thoughtsofsteel on YouTube. Best Wishes Westley xx

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