Lost - Looking For Life

I am lost

I look to my childhood

Signs of home, familiar toys

The security of being loved

Without love's demands

But the path is lost

Overgrown with bitter weeds

Lost lovers

Lost innocense

The litter of a thousand broken dreams

And the wreck of my misdeeds

I wander aimlessly

An unwanted stray

Looking for life

©adavis-ahaverty

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Wow! This is so me. I so love this, annadavis!


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Parks McCants 4 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

Tough to let go and move on. Thought provoking. Voted up!


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Beautiful poem with a lot of thought and feelings. : ) Voted up, for sure!!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wonderful poem that's really heart felt.

Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

Kenneth Avery praised your writing on The Howl poem.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Voted awesome. I think we all have been there.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Great! I feel like I'm the only one, but looks like not. I feel better now. Thanks.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

wetnose, I think they call that 'a mid-life-crises. I have heard the story many times.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

aviannovice, yep. We get to that point at least once in our life. Thanks for visiting.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

We get there sometimes Joyce. We have to pull up our boot straps and start over.

That Ken Avery! You are lucky he visited you. That funny guy never comments on my hubs.

Thank you for the visit, Joyce. Have a great day.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

girltalk, thank you for the comment. and for the votes. Ann


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Parks. Thanks for the vote.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Wy, thank you Miss Rebecca. It's me too! I have got to brush myself off and get a move on. Ann Davis


Derdriu 4 years ago

AnnDavis25, What a compelling, dramatic, effective telling of the moments when compasses don't seem to be around or work! In particular, I like the way you indicate the mismatch between dreams and (mis)deeds. Additionally, you do a really great job of piling on all those "l" sounds for conveying being almost completely lost ... but not so lost as never to be found again.

Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

P.S. The opening photo really works too.


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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

do not look for life Ann.just live ti and you shall find life.embrace even the confusions and understand they are port of you and life shall seek you out.

voted up friend


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Awesome writing - Love this and voted up1


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DAWNEMARS 4 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

I love this poem. Rooted in the past, the future is so uncertain! Sad but true and full of power. Voted up, awesome and beautiful!


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

but the path is lost, an awesome poem, keep writing.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Very intriguing poetry, ann. When I first glanced at the photo I thought it was a younger Winston Churchill - with hair. Can you see that or am I the only weird one?


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Wonderfully spoken in a Poem we can all relate to in one way or another...very, very Compassionate, and Beautiful. My Vote UP to you.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi doc. Yes the picture reminded me of WC. or somebody of political importance. I guess they lose their way sometime too.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

b.Malin, thank you for votes. and comment


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

girishpuri, thank you for visiting and encouragement.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Dawnemars, thanks for the votes, and the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks MM, for the vote and your visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

neeleshkulkarni, thank you for the kind advice. That was just a poem, and not a reflection on my present state of mind. Thank you for the vote up. and the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Derdriu, thank you for your astute insights. I appreciate your input, and comment.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

On re-reading this I see you had no shortage of dreams. That is life. This is well penned. The photo reminded me of Mr. Potter, 'Lionel Barrymore, from It's a Wonderful Life'. Coincidence, I think not.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

ann, very profound piece. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

I didn't get lost by this poem here LOL, this was a sensational piece of work. Lovely voted up!


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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Thank you for this poem, it hit home this afternoon. Jamie


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Ann,

If only we could only go back to when life was simpler.

Voted up and beautiful

Take care :)


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Can't go back home, we have to move on and makes mistakes along the way.

Thank you for the votes.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

It hits us all once or twice, Jhamann. Thanks for the visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Cloud.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you! Faith.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

It does favor Mr. Potter. I should hope that the Mr. Potter's of the world would feel such remorse. Thanks for the visit.


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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Hi Ann,

This is powerful with a beautiful flow— like watching things in life pass by as you sit on a bridge observing the water below you.

Voted up—DF


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Mr. Smith 4 years ago from California

"the wreck of my misdeeds". How evoking a single line can be.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

A litter of a thousand broken dreams- beautifully said, Ann. This is a melancholic meditation on being lost, beautifully put together. Love it.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

One of the greatest lessons which I learned and taught as well is to always show those in your life where the center of the road is going to be. All of us will run in the ditch sooner or later over the course of life. The tragedy is not knowing how to get out of the ditch and which way to turn to get back to the the center of the road. Your poem covers the tragedy of that blindness very well. Nice write! WB


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi Wayne. You are speaking of a bibical lesson. Thank God for people like you who stop by the wayside and give a helping hand. Thank you for the comment.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You haven't lost your touch! Grab the guts of a reader and don't let go. Love your honest appraisal of life; these are words that could be repeated by millions right now in today's world....and yet they are words that have been said no matter what the age. It is a universal truth that bad things happen to good people. The only question that remains is what are they going to do about it.

We move forward. Always forward. We take an outstretched hand, we crawl if we have to, but we move forward.

Powerful work here, Ann!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you billybuc. Glad to hear from you.

Docmo. Thanks for the comment. Haven't been on lately, but manage to read you once in a while.

DF...Thank you for the comment.

Mr. Smith. Thank you for reading. Come back again.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you billybuc. Glad to hear from you.

Docmo. Thanks for the comment. Haven't been on lately, but manage to read you once in a while.

DF...Thank you for the comment.

Mr. Smith. Thank you for reading. Come back again.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Ok, you have been lost for three months now, out there looking for life. It's time to report back.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

You are a riot Mckbirdbks. And I just read where Sunnie posted you AS A WINNER!!!!! Congrats, friend.


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Kamalesh050 4 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Great poem I must say. I read it three times already. Voted Up & Awesome. Keep writing my dear friend. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Loved this! Been missing you somehow in the hectic sense of things---


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hello anndavis 25.

Inspirational.

So much to know and to understand you've provided.

Yes, we go to memories of those past days, while inspiration is needed for going on. Anew we begin ' dreaming ' , planing, making life beautiful anyway . Thank God.

Up & beautiful.

P.S. something like divinely orchestrated lead me to your beautiful poem. You left your comment recently for another author, and the HP sent to "Michael " -- notification by ' honest mistake ' - came to me.

Please, forgive me. Being fairly new in this endeavor , trying to follow and to learn from the best .

God bless you. MichaEL

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Reynold Jay 3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

So much pain in so few words---you are amazing to be able to do this. I see a trend today as I found one of my old HUBS and saw that I had not responded to a comment you and one other made there. The trend: we have lost interest in writing HUBS. If you wish, look over my novels and non fiction book co-authored with Amara ( You might like it) and I'd be happy to let you borrow one and get it in the mail for you.

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