The Loss Of A Poem Poem by Adedolapo Olisa

The Loss Of A Poem

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Losing a poem is like losing a life
A poem that seems set to make history
then itself now becoming history
by a saddened mystery
that emulates it's attribute 'mystery'

A dear poem just evaporates
into air so thin for recovery
that I wonder how else to retrieve
the beautiful artwork of description
that flowed down my fingers
as I penned down my insights

I have lost this to foolishness
as I copied not a draft
to fall on, on the occasion of a loss

I tried really hard to reborn
the thoughts that had a part to play
in the mix of the words displayed
on the screen of this new innovation [computer]
that led to the loss of my words
all for a trust I cannot convict
for stealing my precious thoughts
embedded in the lines of that poem

The feeling that you are gone is bitter
but I guess I should be capable
of rising to it's occassion
that are chanting in my mind
with rhetorical questions
seeming so difficult
to place a finger on

My dear,
I have decided to pay for your loss
and I admit that you are gone
but I'd make sure you remain green
in the hard disk of my being.

Dedicated to 'The Joy I See',
A poem i wrote on the computer but disappeared as i thought it was saved on my poems list.
ADIEU! ! !

Rakhi Jayashankar 02 October 2008

beautiful i too had gone through this situation 'a mental trauma' its horrible dreadful its like losing our child im really touched 10+++++++++

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Sandra Fowler 01 October 2008

I create using pen and paper, Even if a poem is replaced with eloquence, it is still a loss. and a complete replay of the music is not always possible. A fine write. You have a way with words. Kind regards, Sandra

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Jay P. Narain 01 October 2008

It is always better to jot it down on a piece of paper, better yet make a copy. I do not feel bad about it as you have written such a nice poem.

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John Tiong Chunghoo 01 October 2008

it happened, it happens, and it will happen. just write another better one. olisa.

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Adedolapo Olisa

Adedolapo Olisa

Ilorin, Kwara state.
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