‘Belonging’ by Toby Pearce, Commended, Belonging Poetry Competition 2012

Beach North Sea

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Belonging

Sitting under an apple tree, Throwing pebbles at the sea,

Sitting thinking who am I ? Watching Pigeons in the sky.

 

Sometimes I think I’m King, That I own the world.

I think that I can do anything, I can have that girl.

 

But that’s not where I belong, That’s where I can dream of!

I belong here in Teesside! I belong in the North!

 

I live here because I was born here not because I want to,

But still I wouldn’t move, not even to be with you…

 

Yes we love you, but this cannot be…

I love where I am, In the North East

 

I live where I wish, and my dreams are here!

I don’t care about love, I’m near Tyne and Wear!

 

This is the North East, I love this place

I’d never leave, I’d never pack my case!

 


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