Here and There

This is something I wrote back in 2007 when I was adjusting to college and being on my own for the first time. As graduation season comes to a conclusion, I feel the following poem is only appropriate. Going off to college means being surrounded by an unfamiliar environment that is filled with so much potential. It means meeting new, interesting¬†people who will make everything worthwhile. While both are wonderful and exciting, there is still a sense of loss for the life we’ve left behind.


Should I stay, or should I go?

My present is Here. My past is There.

Here I find experience. There I find reassurance.

Two places. Two lives.

Which one really am I?

There familiarity kept me intact.

Here uncertainties helped me grow.

The ones I left I still love dearly.

The ones I’ll leave I will miss extremely.

Is there a place between this divide?

Where I can live between two lives?

I have a sincere eager for the going.

I have an earnest yearning for the staying.

Dual living. Dual personality.

Decisions are not mine to make.

Here and There both I am.

Here and There both I’ll be.

In the middle between the past and the present

At the center between two worlds

Should I stay, or should I go?

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