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    the man at the ticket counter told me
    he had never sold a one way ticket before
    and i said why not
    to which he replied,
    because people need to believe that
    they have someone or something
    to come home to


    i scoffed at him,
    well i guess i have no one
    but he just stared at me
    with lantern eyes
    until by some ungodly urge
    my bottom lip trembled
    and i spat out the words
    no one here cares if i return or not

    he was silent as he completed the transaction
    but his forehead frowned at me
    and his implied pity became unbearable
    to the point where
    i snatched the ticket from the counter
    without so much as a backwards glance
    even though his eyes followed my spine
    through the crowd

    i didn't relax until i reached the platform
    where the conductor beckoned me to the door quickly
    hello miss may i see your ticket
    of course sir, here it is
    thank you very much
    your seat is located in compartment three
    as is your return seat

    he pushed me through the door
    before i could say anything in reply
    and i read my ticket
    for the first time

    there were times and dates
    prices and logos
    but all i saw was my house
    my family
    and everything i used to love
    because people need to believe that
    they have someone or something
    to come home to


    i turned around to face those lantern eyes.
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:iconeremitik:
Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
What stands out about this piece, besides your wonderful imagery, is how sometimes we find wisdom where we least expect it.
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:iconmomo-madness:
momo-madness Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Writer
you are infinitely sweet :heart:
and yes, i agree! we often find things where we least expect it, but always when we need it most.
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:iconeremitik:
Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
well, thank you, but i think i am not being sweet so much as honest in what i think of your work.
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:iconmomo-madness:
momo-madness Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Writer
well, that means even more. :blushes:
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:iconeremitik:
Eremitik Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
;)
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Vainamoinenian Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was so beautiful! "The lantern eyes", "eyes followed my spine through the crowd"... I just can't get enough of your writing! :D 
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:iconmomo-madness:
momo-madness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Writer
aww thank you so much :heart::heart: it means the world to me :]
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:iconvainamoinenian:
Vainamoinenian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
=) my pleasure
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:iconmomo-madness:
momo-madness Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
:love:
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fervvent Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i came here to see which poem you were talking about and as it turns out i already have it favourited. :heart: it's lovely
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