Poem – HERE (By Melissa R. Mendelson)

HERE (By Melissa R. Mendelson)


There is no other place

that I would ever consider home

but here,

and here

is a world

far from perfect.

We are still divided.

Our emotions rage on

from issues in our life

and issues here

that affect us.

We still struggle to stand.

My heart cannot bear

to hold the news

because the stories

are of nightmares,


that has ripped this world.

We are still not safe.

Still, I carry hope,


in seeing a new world,

where life brings us together


and we stand




No, there is no other place

that I would call home,

but my home

is far from perfect.


Author Bio:

Melissa R. Mendelson graduated college with both an AA in Liberal Arts and BA in Mass Communication: Critical Analysis. She was a Long Island news reporter from 2002 to 2004 and later went to work for the State of New York. She has written a variety of writing that continuously is published by the Antarctica Journal News, and she recently finished writing her first Horror/Sci-Fi novel, Lizardian, which can temporarily be found as an E-book on Amazon Kindle.