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Things Lost MAG

October 6, 2012
By GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments

I’m always losing things,
But not always because I’m forgetful.
People’s trust and special rings
Are not easily misplaced.

I’m always losing things,
Or at least that is what I say happened
To the aching memories, to the balm
that stings.
I’d rather forget than forgive.

I’m always losing things:
The oatmeal that slivers down the
long drain,
The weight that falls off my body, the
tight skin that clings,
That’s what I live for and die for too.

I’m always losing things,
Things I didn’t want to but somehow let slip.
Down the well they fall, flying away
on tiny wings.
I call, Let me come too, I didn’t want to
forget after all.

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GreyGirl ELITE said...
on Oct. 10 2013 at 7:22 pm
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
170 articles 122 photos 391 comments
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment :D

Mckay ELITE said...
on Oct. 9 2013 at 1:47 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I know the feeling that the speaker is talking about, though it tends to be due to my forgetfulness. I love the repitition of the line "I'm always losing things." And all the different examples, added with some bitter humor, and sharp cynicism, make this poem all the more memorable. I doubt, I'll be forgetting this poem.

on Oct. 8 2012 at 8:27 pm
sadesdd DIAMOND, Elma, Iowa
90 articles 0 photos 213 comments
I agree. I like the story. It was very fun solving it. I loved the ending. Amazing.

on Oct. 7 2012 at 10:49 pm
anasorochi BRONZE, Birmingham, Alabama
3 articles 2 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm not afraid of the darkness, just what it holds.

Wow! This is really good! I loved the story in the poem!