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When Home No Longer Feels Like Home

We all at times must learn how to detach
from the cord and go and explore on our own.
We must leave so that we may become who we are
supposed to be and more.

However, we all should realize,
before we soar we must crawl
and sometimes fall.

Picking yourself up from the ashes and beginning
all over again shows true strength.

Learning to be happy with one’s self
before finding a mate…
can prevent a life of suffering,
filled with bottle up disgust and hate.

When home no longer feels like home…
it is time to leave…
but you should never try to escape.

by Lela Jefferson

© 2009, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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