I Am Lost

maze garden

maze garden (Photo credit: entr’acte)

I am lost within this maze
This labyrinth
I am frightened of the shadows
And the Minotaur within
I move forward
Or so it seems
Till I’m backward
Lost in dreams
Just lost

I am lost within this house
This cold mansion
I have lost all sense of purpose
I wander like a ghost
I make a memory
Make a stand
But it’s never
What I planned
Just lost

I am lost within my heart
All its tributaries
Are held circular and I
Return only to myself
I reach out
In deep despair
But I’m only
Touching air
Just lost

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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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22 Responses to I Am Lost

  1. Elaine says:

    Oh how I hate when I am “Just Lost” ! you described it well Helen.

  2. I hate that feeling. It’s paralyzingly and I never know how to get out of it.

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    Have you considered buying a GPS?

  4. howanxious says:

    Being lost in this labyrinth is like a glass pane being shattered into a million pieces. There is no way out but the one where you have to cut a part of your heart which is a portal to the exit.
    Powerful verses…

  5. ioniamartin says:

    This cold mansion brings about images that make me, well…shiver. Lovely and painfully beautiful.

  6. Skye says:

    The last stanza has me in tears, my dear, talented, Sis!!

  7. landl30 says:

    ooo… painful. evocative.

  8. Jashaél says:

    I like this. I shall now follow you.

  9. Hugs and hopes that you recover your way.

  10. fibee5 says:

    very well described and giving me a few shivers when reading about the mansion and ghosts.

  11. Noora says:

    Painfully beautiful indeed. Oh, how much I have missed reading your work, Helen.

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