I Lost My Soul Poem by Nancy Oyula

I Lost My Soul

It was hanging on the hooks,
Like my old man’s grey coat,

Who buries his head in books.
Abruptly, I lost my soul, perhaps in the woods.
Like street waifs who can’t take three square meals,
Or afford to pay taxes and bills,

I had taken a walk down the dusty streets,
And Later Went on to the quiet hills.

I’m wretched like a jilted bride,
My soul left me feeling empty inside,
There’s a void in me, I feel hollow,
What’s left with me is piles of sorrow.

My mind has ceased working,

my dark hands have stopped writing,

My body has been consumed in a flame,

I myself, I’m overlooking my name.

Pals are showing up like; Cheers!

Though my eyes are filled up with tears,

I’m partly numb, can’t feel a thing,

Even when the bee gives me a sting.

I’m adjuring any of you who likes to promenade,
Ambling leisurely in your dresses and good suits,

In the forest and plains or around the vast lake,

Picking aesthetic flowers and wild fruits.

If any of you comes across my soul,
Kindly pick it on my behalf,

In joy, I’ll jump up and down like a calf,
For my soul which was lost will be back.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: agony,loss,poetic expression,sad
Deepanshu Malik 01 September 2015

very heartfelt and nice penned poem nancy, plz read my poem story of my love and how can i move on

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Kelly Kurt 25 August 2015

You have your soul, Nancy. This poem proves it!

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Edward Kofi Louis 25 August 2015

Nice work with the muse of life.

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