Treasure Island

Michael Wride

(December,5th 1968 / Wells, Somerset, England, UK)

Searching


Lost myself inside my head
Searching for a place somewhere I can call a bed
Think I've been here once before
But I lost myself then I'm sure

Picking up pebbles by a stream
All of them dreams of what I could have been
Packing them in cases to send to the moon
Now I've only nightmares preaching impending doom

Touring a forest of cardboard trees
Each one taunting me of past iniquities
Messages scrawled to tell me how to live
Oh God! How can I tell myself 'forgive'?

Wish I could find just where I am
One day I'll escape from here to another land
But first I've got to unearth this hidden sign
So that one day I can take over someone else's mind.

Submitted: Thursday, January 03, 2013
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in the late 1980's. This one is about cycles of self doubt (in this and other lives?) , the fear of unfulfilled dreams, the limiting effects of past events and the search for stability and contentment. Do I want to escape from myself or the situation I'm in or both? And whose mind is it that I need to take over? I don't know.....I know I should forgive..myself...others? But how?

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  • Valerie Dohren (1/14/2013 12:00:00 PM)

    A poem that says so much. Well written and rhymed. You may like to read mine entitled Lost, with a similar theme. (Report) Reply

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