Friday, February 27, 2009

Lost


lost to myself, lost in my thoughts
my travels touch oh several realms
unknown to the mind these journeys
of mine, wind through deep-dark alleys
searching for the one, to light my eyes
lost to the world, lost in its ravine depths
my wanders unravel several lifetimes.
******
I have driven around in circles for hours on end, lost. I have walked up and down aisles, the same aisles, lost. I have wasted time locating exit signs in closed parking spaces, lost. I have climbed up and down stairwells, the same stairwells in enclosed parking lots, searching for my car, lost. I have looked through people, literally stared through them without any form of acknowledgement, lost. I have no sense of direction, I am absentminded, and I have wasted half my life getting physically and mentally lost. Someday when I do find myself again, my lost de-tours would be well worth a laugh, I hope.

******
For Sunday Scribblings, I am attempting one after a very long time. I could so easily loose myself in this prompt. Thank you.

12 comments:

Fledgling Poet said...

I enjoyed your post...glad you decided to return to Sunday Scribblings. I can relate to your words...I've spent way too much time lost myself, especially in parking lots. :~)

Granny Smith said...

I'm much more inclined to lose things than to lose myself, but I really enjoyed reading of your lostness. At least I'm glad I FOUND this post on your blog. Well done!

keiths ramblings said...

You are back!I can so relate to your lost-list!

Just someone said...

Enjoyed it very much - feels familiar too :)

anthonynorth said...

You seem to have been lost to SS for such a long time. Good to have you back.

Tumblewords: said...

Good to see you again - lost just happens, doesn't it? The way you've moved from the present into several lifetimes is wonderful - pulls me into thought...

qualcosa di bello said...

meandering like this is such a wonderful thing to indulge from time to time. your words have such a soothing flow

Suma said...

i'm so glad i came here to read this...u've been away a long time!

Bone said...

Very well done. Lost can mean so many things. And so many of the ones you've mentioned, I can relate to.

Mampi said...

Unless you lose, you cannot find yourself.

More than the initial words, it was the prose poem that impressed me.

Beautiful, we all can relate to it at some level or the other.

one more believer said...

gee, it sure is good to see you post.... sometimes lost is a good thing only to find oneself again.. 'morphed!!! ... hope you are doing well...

TC said...

Man, I didn't realize you were back posting with regularity! This is good to see! :)