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I’m Not Lost MAG

June 18, 2015
By MakenaB_mjbc99 BRONZE, Brookline, Massachusetts
MakenaB_mjbc99 BRONZE, Brookline, Massachusetts
4 articles 1 photo 31 comments

I wouldn’t say I lack a sense of direction …
out loud, that is.
But I don’t get too lost,
just enough to call it a day,
to make it a memory
of a laugh and not a tragedy.
You see, part of me enjoys
the causality of getting lost.
I look around, see a tree, a squirrel,
a squirrel going up a tree.
I would have missed that
had I reached the park on the first try.
Funny story:
I got lost going the doctor’s office. I ended up by a cemetery.
I hope that wasn’t an indirect message.
But I don’t think I’m misdirected – I’m headed where I have to be.
I don’t know the path I’m pacing until I look behind.
Right ahead is the world I’m facing, like a soft-cheeked baby, for the first time.
I have no thirst or hunger, but I do have time.
So what if I get a bit lost every now and then?
“Then” usually being the moment directly proceeding now.
If it’s meant to be, I’ll reach my destination when I must arrive.
But each step I take is part of the story.
You could say I’m lost
but I know I stride down the road that was built for me.

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Lanimal SILVER said...
on Aug. 30 2015 at 5:36 pm
Lanimal SILVER, Thornton, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
-Edmund Hillary

Love this! :)

on Aug. 28 2015 at 1:02 am
futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Shakespeare

Amazing. I really liked this piece.