Go Away From Me- Michael Erickson

Go away from me,

Beyond the hills of yonder mind.

You have lost your way before my eyes,

And I can see much you still will yet learn.

Impetuous as youth you beg for an easier road,

Old am I as one who has walked many paths.

Go away from me,

Into the unknown where change relentlessly happens.

Fall down upon the ground,

Be humbled before the grandeur of this world.

Look to the stars to remember your beating heart,

Bath your naked skin within the coolness of the earth’s tears.

Go away from me,

And learn about the universe around you.

Know the dust from which life rises,

Seek to be imperfect and love.

Lick up the wounds of the past,

And understand the knowledge that will change your tomorrow.

Go away from me,

And walk your own road.


Michael is a husband, father, writer, poet, and aspiring author. He finds time to scribble down his thoughts in the dead of night, between ghosts and night owls. If you’d like to read more of his poetry follow the link here. Or to visit his full blog, ‘The Ink Owl’ click here.

2 thoughts on “Go Away From Me- Michael Erickson

  1. Your poem reminds me (well, the opening line, anyway) of some words written by a friend for a song of long long ago. I don’t remember it exactly but it was something like this …

    Every time I see you face I smile
    It brings back the memories
    They’re driving me wild
    You appear before my eyes in dreams
    Or maybe in scene I see
    That goes until I scream
    Go away
    Nothing really happened anyway.

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    • Whoops … just did some research. Actually it was …

      Every time I see you face I smile
It brings back the memories
They’re driving me wild
You appear before my eyes in dreams
Or maybe in melody I sing
That goes until I scream
Go away
Nothing really happened anyway

      Liked by 2 people

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