Lost

There’s a picture of you
In a magazine
A story of you
No longer seen
There’s a theory about
Where you might have been

The tears of the lost
They flow for you
There’s so little left
For the world to do
And so little hope
That you’ll somehow pull through

There’s a plea from the heart
Of your family
There’s hope that the shadow
Has some empathy
But this flickering candle
Is so hard now to see

There’s a picture of you
In a magazine
There’s stories of where
You last were seen
And poems about
The girl you might have been

And poems about
The girl you might have been

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

PS: My heart goes out to all families who have lost someone to such a mystery, and to all those lost….

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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17 Responses to Lost

  1. invisibleme says:

    This gave me chills! The ache of losing someone and not knowing where they are is terrifying. You captured the pain and mystery in this poem

  2. This is so sad, as a child there was a cult/group in the city I lived abducting blonde-haired blue-eyed children and my mom was very paranoid about them nabbing me

  3. howanxious says:

    Intense and powerful!

  4. thegodspark says:

    Great poem Helena! Really powerful!

  5. Read it three times…each time, I cry. It’s heart breaking and beautiful, Helen.

  6. Mike says:

    A lament to tragedy written with touching empathy.

  7. A touching tribute to those that have or are going through such a horrible thing.

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