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I've lost a poem

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I've lost a poem

I’ve lost a word.
I’ve dropped it somewhere
and I can’t find it now.

Four syllables, I think,
the swathes of a poem.

I’ve lost inspiration.
And it wasn’t great, you know,
just a word, as big as it gets
to let the poem come of age
in the plantations of paper.

I’ve lost moments 
from my Secret Time’s pendulum

and the path
my mind follows 
when it strides 
off the beaten track.

I’ve lost few letters,
the aura that renders them a word
and the hues they take
when they’re stored in mind.

I’ve lost a voice
from my blood’s volumes
its activeness, its mood
its subject and its object. 

Maybe it’s being tricky,
just playing a prank
or it may only be preparing
an epigram

‘The great poet who thought
he’s found the word!’

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  1. Date: 3/28/2015 4:57:00 AM
    I love this. My fav "to let the poem come of age in the plantations of paper."

  1. Date: 8/8/2014 7:53:00 PM
    You will never be lost long for words, poet!!

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:08:00 AM
    Sometimes we lose words to make room for better ones, like the ones in this poem.

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Love this !! I loose words, lines, and even verses lol I really like where you took this theme... Enjoyed

  1. Date: 11/6/2012 12:25:00 AM
    Excellent verse. There are many losses, due to human's memory flaw, or simply time passing by, leaving behind thought. But there is much to gain to these thoughts you write down. I truly enjoyed reading your piece tonight. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/23/2012 2:09:00 AM
    Hi Vassilis I like this written well and thought out well to, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Enjoyed this piece immensely. Check out my poem My Train of Thought.