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A Poem about Confusion - Trying to Find . . .

Updated on October 9, 2012
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April is National Poetry Month!

Enjoy Day 19 of National Poetry Month. Remember to support your fellow hubbers in their poetic efforts. Write your own poems and share!

Desperate Confusion


It’s kind of like waking up in the morning

And finding your bed has been switched

To the other side of the room…

Or drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth

Or living in a maze—


Of disorientation

Mindless meditation

Of foolish games

Meaningless names

Empty faces

Hollow places.

This is another A.M. Poem

The "A.M. Poems" are those I write in the wee hours of the mornings. Often these poetic pieces are random ramblings that ask questions and don't always get answers.


Whirls of dust

and rain and rust.

A cloudy haze

Of bloodless days.

No color or life

Or end of this strife.


No understanding,

Thoughts demanding

Searching so much

With diligent touch

Desperately to find

The end of time.


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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      In poetry Vic, I think for the first time in my life.. I have understood the entire meaning of confusion and chaos!

      Hat's off! You bring out verse from the most difficult sources

      Love:)

      Rahul

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Aw, rahul, you are so kind. Thanks for the "Hats off!"

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...I can certainly relate to this one my lovely and talented Victoria - I have bleeding confusion everyday of my life believe me - lol - I love the wit here but with so much truth too - I sincerely hope all is well with you these days and please come and visit us in our music/cinema group on FB if you're so inclined - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 1:23pm

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      This how I begin and end my days. So well put...

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      I really like this, Vicki! You've captured the sense (or lack of sense), the frustration, the aimlessness, the black hole of desperation and confusion. Oh, what am I trying to say?! I don't know! I'm so confused ...

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hi, Epi. Good to see you! Yes, much confusion thrives in our daily lives, doesn't it? I'll try to find that FB group! Hope you're doing well, too!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Esthetically beautiful!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      AA Z--Thanks. I feel that way a lot, too.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Poetic Fool--In your confusion, you say what you're trying to say beautifully. Confusedly. :-) Perfect words....

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Victoria I like how you began with simple things that casue confusion, a misplaced bed for example, and then after warming us up led us into the complex. Jamie

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      Jonathan McCloskey 5 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      This is a great poem that describes confusion flawlessly. Thanks for sharing this piece.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Vinaya. I like your word choice!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      As I get older, I relate more and more! Yikes! Great write!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Jamie. Very insightful comment.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      You bet, jon. I love your comment about the poem!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I hear ya, Audrey! Thanks!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Confusion is a state of mind that leaves you feeling lost and empty. I think you have captured the feeling in your hub. I hope things are getting better for you, Victoria. Stay well and safe.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      teaches, things are okay. I actually wrote this poem about 20 years ago and just recently revised it. I think that so many people feel this confusion in life. Thanks so much for your continued support!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      awesome poem... I LOVE IT.. what great lines these are:

      Of disorientation

      Mindless meditation

      Of foolish games

      Meaningless names

      Empty faces

      Hollow places.

      voted up and sharing

      Debbie

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Wonderfully expressed. Thoughts of clarity on confusion in states of reality. Voted up. Great poem.

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Another great poem of yours to love, speaks so true of confusion.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh brilliant once more Victoria please keep them coming as I love them;very talented poet.

      Take care and enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Debbie! I'm glad you like those lines; I did, too. And I always love your comments. Thanks again.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I must say, I find reading your hubs and poetry very delightful. I am never bored and disappointed and I always read from start to finish and I must tell you(shhhh don't tell anyone), I am a very picky reader!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Vellur. I always appreciate hearing from you.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Aw, thanks, Ruby. Very nice comment.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Eddy, that means a lot coming from you!!! Thanks so much. Have a great weekend yourself!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Shhhhh...Cardisa, you just made my day with that comment. Seriously!!!! That's quite a compliment. Thank you. Shhhh...I won't tell!

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      Flora Breen Robison 5 years ago

      There are many things that confuse right now as to why they are happening. I must not allow this to harm my mental health. As such, I have removed myself from the situation that was confusing me for the sake of my own mental health.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Flora, I think that's the best thing to do. There are some things we can't fix, so removing ourselves from those types of situation may be the ONLY thing we can do. Take care.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This pretty much covers my day today. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you for finding this poem from years ago. It is so well written and describes what most of us are like at least part of the time. Have a lovely day.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      alocsin--This poem covers many of my days. LOL. Thanks for the comments!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Blossom--I sure feel this way often. Glad I'm not the only one! :-) Thanks!

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Victoria, this poem of yours reminds me of a time I was in the darkest depths of depression.

      Well explained!

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Brilliant, my friend. I love your poem and thanks to remind me about confusion. So, I should keep positive thinking. Rated up and awesome!

      Prasetio

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Good, Martie--I'm glad people can relate.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I love your poem, its organized confusion being redirected into a cohesive poetic display.

      Life's tough at times, and takes readjustment, and so this hub goes with such a reality that most all people face daily, awesome write up indeed. Voted Up! & Getting shared everywhere.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ah, thanks, prasetio. I love the word "brilliant"!!!!

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Victoria-The rhythm of this poetry is unbelievable to me. The flow, the words, everything about it is amazing!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      haha...tell me about it. Confusion and me are friends :)

      having a clear head is bliss and I am still working towards it.

      Thanks for a beautiful explanation on the above...loved it.

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      coconut concubine 5 years ago

      Confusion rules my life, so I can very much relate to this. Nice work, you summed it up well! I can't wait to explore more of your work :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CloudExplorer--" cohesive poetic display"! I love that. Thank you! And thanks for sharing everywhere!!!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Minnetonka Twin--I'm glad you think so! That's an awesome compliment! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Ruchira. I, too, am looking for a clear head! :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I agree, coconut, about confusion. Glad you like my work!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Confusion reigns alright! But you cope and write a great peom about it all.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, xstatic. Writing poetry helps me to cope better....

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      There are days where I feel this, so you're poem is something I can relate to. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad you can relate, alocsin. I sure can. Thanks for the votes!

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      So true, Victoria. Love the similies used here. Voted up and shared. Glad I stopped by!

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Hi Victoria you described confusion perfectly in such a poetic way. Great job.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      You have touched upon the feelings of confusion and expressed them brilliantly. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      nenytridiana 4 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Just like a blank spot of our life, anything could be happened without anything could help. We are in the weakest form in the moment like that. That what I have captured from those words. Good job victoralynn.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      PDX--I'm glad you stopped by, too! Good to see you. Glad you liked the similies!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      I have 'this' everyday (confusion) UNTIL I come over and visit your hallowed hubspace and remarkable words of poise and poetic truth and beauty - and voila (as the French say) ..... it's gone!

      sending you warm wishes to my lovely Victoria from lake erie time ontario canada 11:19pm

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Sunnie Day! I'm glad you think so. It's so good to see you, by the way!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Jamie, I'm glad you could see that. Thank you so much.

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      nenytridiana--What a lovely interpretation. Thank you so much for sharing that!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Epi, I love it when you visit the hubspace! Always a pleasure, my friend! Thanks for the warm wishes from Lake Erie.

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