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A Poetic Notion

Updated on September 22, 2016

Explaining My Purpose...

© 2015 Missy Smith

I call this hub a poetic notion, because that is what it was for me. I sat down and I just wanted to speak from the heart. I wanted to express the way I was feeling in that certain moment. So, I wrote the poem without worrying if it was punctuated or spelled correctly, or if it was in an order to which one would understand, and I kept it that way. No corrections.

I do think some will get my words, and maybe some won't. However, that is the beauty of poetry. As I have said before, some poetry isn't meant to make sense, it is, instead, best left up to a reader's interpretation. It's finest when the reader relates to it on their own level through their own personal views.

Again, this poem is just as the title of this hub suggests. It was a notion. An instinct to sit down and be totally careless and hope it comes out with some kind of special reverence for the reader and myself as well.

I posted music at the beginning of this hub, because I always like to listen to music while reading poetry. It gives you a sense of relaxation and also can give you a personal feel for the words of the poem. If you choose to do so, listen to the music as you read.

I hope you like my poem and appreciate its flaws of not being perfect and precise. :)


Spoken Thoughts

© 2015 Missy Smith

Somebody find me

I’m lost. In this

world I’ve been


Alone is more than

being by one's


Alone is lost and

knowing I can’t

find that happy

home inside myself.

A completion is

missing, yet I don’t

know how to


Limits I feel have

smothered my


It has nothing to do

with my blessings

at hand. I appreciate

those; I truly can.

Take deep breaths,

another day. I wish

this one would show

me my way.

Absence of time

more future to view,

but is it too late for

me to feel full.

Will I fly away one

day looking back, at

all the common

memories I lacked?

Then look ahead as

my final tears drop,

falling back to that

planet I was once


Final Words...

To reiterate what I said at the beginning, this is a poem that came from my thoughts in a moment. Thoughts that popped in my head not on purpose but in an instant. So for me, it is special that way and I hope it comes across to readers in the way I wrote it. Thank you for reading.


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    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I'm so pleased you liked it manatita44. Many Blessings and Thanks! :)

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      3 years ago from london

      Well, it comes over as real, to me. very sincere and with inner longing. Higher blessings. Great Poetry.

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      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Now that sounds like something to look forward to aviannovice. :)

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Never fear, for that path is right around the corner. You will jump on it one day without even realizing it, and never have the need to look back again. It will come when the time is right.

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Faith, I'm glad you liked my poetic notion. :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Thank you shprd74, I appreciate the lovely comment, and I appreciate you taking time to stop by to read my poem. Many Blessings!

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Missy,

      Sometimes the best poetry comes from the outpouring of our heart without any pre-thought.

      Yes, listening to music certainly brings on certain emotions and mindset.


      Peace and blessings always

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      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Missy,

      You have captured the moment, the melancholy in the poetry and the words. That only matters in poetry.

      Your innovation of adding music to the hub and insisting to listen while reading is really a great idea too.

      - Hari

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      That's a great question? I do think about that a lot. I suspect I will always be lost, and therefore, will always have something to write about. :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      You are very kind Gypsy Rose Lee. Thank You! :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I love your hip words Jodah! lol....This was fun for me. I'm pleased how it turned out. You should still do this. I mean, I have no doubt you would be brilliant just going with the flow of your thoughts. I will be anticipating that read. Thanks for your kind words, they mean so much! :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      I think we all have a very sad side to us. I mean life isn't perfect for anyone, right? However, writers and poets seem to channel it and write it down in a story or rhyme. It's our own type of therapy. Yes, one day I'm sure there will be no more tears.

      Thanks Darius!

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      It is a little sad, but it's true life for me, and I think I try to make it more positive than sad. Of course, I do have my days of down, but I lift myself back up. Writing it all out helps actually. :)

    • Missy Smith profile imageAUTHOR

      Missy Smith 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Well, thank you so much Frank. You are very good for my ego as well. I am very proud of that line for sure, as this poem was written straight out from the thoughts of the moment. This was so random, and I enjoyed knowing I could come up with that kind of line right off the top of my head. Poetry is written mainly from our inner feelings. Therefore, maybe I shouldn't be so surprised. I do usually write my poems quickly, the difference was, this one I didn't think, I just wrote. I didn't look back to see if any words should be changed, I just accepted it as is. I like it that way. It was a fun way to write.

      Thanks again Frank! :)

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      B Brian Hill 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the emotional ride! The good thing about being lost is having a path towards being found. Once you've done the finding, where do you go?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      A most wonderful poem.

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I love that this poem was written "off the bat" so to speak, Missy. it gives it that truly fluid, organic feel (how are those for hip words?) In fact I had been contemplating writing a very similar hub, just from my random, at the moment thoughts and not originating from any particular idea or known purpose. Now I may have to rethink that because you beat me to it. Cheers, great hu. Love it.

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      3 years ago

      Very sad vibes, I felt a lot of pain in this piece. I can relate to that feeling of being incomplete. But that ending was promising and sounded hopeful, in that one day your final tears will eventually drop and you won't feel the need to be sad any longer :)

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      Shaloo Walia 

      3 years ago from India

      I sense a kind of sadness and loneliness in this poem. Beautifully written!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      I Love this Line: Limits I feel have smothered my worth. Missy this was poetry in motion...awesome


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