Elizabeth Russell


Lost - Poem by Elizabeth Russell

Lost, like children in a war
Floating in a universe of directions
With none
Faces that once stirred
Now silent
Temptations no more
When destiny issues the challenge
Lives change
People move on
Faces reflect the outrage
Until the realisation that
Nothing really has changed
Nothing ever does
Life continues
For others
They smile
They laugh and love
While fear and hopelessness lie in ambush
Waiting to seize the unwary
In the jaws of despair


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  • (2/7/2006 10:01:00 AM)

    Who among us, those of us who are 'Of a certain age' haven't felt that lost, hurt, loneliness that encloses, despair, no way out feeling? I know I have, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I promise. Expressing it as well as you do can be the doorway out. I know it was for me. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2006 8:34:00 PM)

    Elizabeth,

    I hope that one day you will find closure (if you haven't already) . Your poetry is so genuine and strong in emotion.

    Love
    Gyp's
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 23, 2005



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