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I am an interloper

I am an interloper

I’m just wondering when is one thought of as a local
I’ve lived in my little town for over forty one years but I feel more like a countryside yocal
Need a ‘Chill pill Jilly’ I bet that’s what they think of me “You know her that writes all the poetry, she’s a proper hillbilly”
Yes I realise that forty one years is ancient but my little place has alot of relatives in it each with a similar face
Everybody’s related one way or another either through marraige or from their husband’s Mother

But I am an interloper, I only moved here when I got wed so born and raised at the seaside but shifted to my spouses farmstead
So you see what I mean although I’ve been here for eternity I wilI never be a local coz I haven’t had that paternity
Never-the-less I’ve tried my utmost to be local making many friends along the way and because I am very vocal I always have my say
In all honesty and to tell you the truth I think to be a local one has to live here from a youth

So that rules me out of that equation coz for my childhood I lived at a different destination
From the coastline to the countryside that has been my life
At the age of nineteen when I moved to be a wife
I love my little town it’s full of bustling busyness and it has given me over forty one years of happiness
Tho I don’t own a crystal ball so I can’t see what lies ahead
Chances are I will live in my little town until the day after my deathbed
 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Jill.  I love that you appreciate your life and have that sense of peace and security...I am looking for that in my life....just to know I belong and can relax and be content with life as you do.  Your little town sounds so ideal, and I am happy for you to just know your life and how you fit into it...That must be so reassuring and comforting.  Love n Hugs, xo ;)

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Jill Tait

Awww my lovely, thoughtful Cherie you are just like your beautiful name “Sweet as sugar” 💕❤️💕❤️💕

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Jillian, 
I'm having trouble getting on here(because I'm a mental patient), but I had to say hello. I liked your poem, it has a sense of fun, and nostalgia, and a touch of sadness all rolled into one. Very nice writing, my friend! Loved it. 
I, myself, am an anteloper, as I live with antelopes, and they often eat my foliage before I can get to it...so I'm not that thrilled with my accomodations. But thanks for listening, and glistening with your wonderful poetry. 

Hugs, 

Matthew. 

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Jill Tait

Awww Matthew I love your kind comment I find you so compassionate, passionate and caring my great friend in Cosmo ❤️💙❤️

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A Lonely Journey

Thanks Jillian! 
I'm actually a vegetable, but I try to live amongst the living these days, but it's hard. If I have to take a brief sabbatical from here, I want you to know that you are truly a wonderful person, and a lovely, bright, fun, talented writer. And a great friend. 
Hugs, 
Matthew. 

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Jill Tait

Awww ditto n right back at choo matey Matthew my Marvellous Mighty man ❤️❤️❤️

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, Jillian, but I'm far from mighty, 
I'm battered and beaten by life, and my mind is mush. 
You're really sweet, though! 
(heart emoji), 
Matthew. 

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Jill Tait

Awww man take and embrace Matthew u r a ⭐️

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