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The Longing Within - By: Princesse-Joella Lajoie

I start the day lying,

aching and longing for the truth;

desperate for answers in the past,

the future is moving just too fast.


I don't know what I want,

but I know that I had it once -

and I know that I want it back.



Give me a second to reminisce the past,

as I search for something I cannot name,

knowing I want it all the same.

I watch the world move on,

leaving me behind, only wanting


I don't know what I want,

but I know that I'm needing it -

and I know that I need it bad


I end the day lying,

letting go of the truths I've sought,

lured in by lies, that put my mind to sleep.


Please give a detailed explanation about the meaning and main idea of this poem.


like theres an itch, every yet nowhere. you know how simple it would be to scratch it and get rid of it, but how can you rid of something that never existed/that will always exist. But in all honesty im unsure if there is a meaning.


Please explain your writing and thought process regarding this poem.


I used the word lying, as in lying down but also as in not telling the truth. In a few years im going to start university, and i still am unsure of what to do, and thats scary. So i just try to think about what i would say when i was younger, "i wanna be an artist, and an astronaut" but i obviously cant rely on those answers, but i dont have anytime to think, since as i get older, i have to make more and more decisions that will limit my career path. So at the end of the day i just go with the flow, and just say that im "choosing" right, and doing the best thing


Why did you choose to write this poem?

I view poetry as a way to express feelings.




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