Robert James Smith

Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points (New York)

The Missing Piece - Poem by Robert James Smith

I think I've lost a piece of me
I'm not sure just where to find it.
I've looked around reality
without the nerve to look behind it

It's like an itch that can't be scratched
a limb that can't be reattached
a hole so big it can't be patched
a fish escaped but not unhooked

Peeling back the veil of real
reveals the piece and more it does
forgotten dreams and fantasies
of who I think I thought I was

My sins of youth left unabsolved
mysteries of my life unsolved
wasted love withheld, dissolved
I wish now I had never looked.

Topic(s) of this poem: confusion, life, lost, missing, reality, regret


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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 13, 2016


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