Treasure Island

Valerie HutchinsonMorgan


Lost


I looked for you at dawn’s new sunrise,
Through sleepy hollows and moss covered trails.
I looked through the pile of long buried sorrows,
Searching yesterday for brighter tomorrows.
I waited atop the steep, emerald hill,
I lingered by the glassy lake where time stood still.
I looked for you and lost myself.
I lost the one running from the ruins,
The one who vowed to never let love come in.
I lost her by the riverside,
Where she buried her dignity and drowned her pride.

I waited and watched in a quiet cafe.
Lost track of time day after day.
I walked cobbled streets, chased an elusive shadow.
Wherever it turned in my dreams I would follow.
In a dark cathedral with centuries old chanting,
I searched for the times that were so enchanting.
I looked for you and found myself at last.
I found the one who was running from the past.
The one who saw life through a rainbow's prism.
A fallen victim of her own optimism.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Edited: Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

My poems reflect my life experiences. The constant search for truth, happiness, peace, love, success and a sense of self.
Sometimes you succeed and find these in different forms, sometimes you face disappointments and hurts. Written 2013.

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  • Chinedu Dike (9/4/2014 5:06:00 PM)

    My favourite line is A fall victim of her own optimism. You are indeed an artist. Lovely poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.subhendu Kar (8/6/2014 3:49:00 PM)

    I found the one who was running from the past.
    The one who saw life through a rainbow's prism.
    A fallen victim of her own optimism.............ingenious wrought through metaphors, i like last three lines.10+++ (Report) Reply

    Valerie Hutchinson-morgan (8/8/2014 11:39:00 PM)

    Thank you... The last three lines were inspired by the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
    Now I will search for your poetry...

  • Adeline Foster (2/1/2014 12:06:00 PM)

    Well expressed poem. Second Stanza is a classic. Read mine - Everybody Has Had Somebody -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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