This Lost Soul

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Do you ever have that feeling of being lost? Like the road ahead is all blurry and uncertain, that you just don't know where you're heading or what you're doing? Yeah I get that feeling too a lot! How do we escape this feeling of being lost in life? How do we find that road which we seek? Why is it never as easy as we hope?

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Submitted: April 18, 2017

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Submitted: April 18, 2017



Lost in the abyss of this life,

A ship sailing lonely waters without a captain,

No direction or light to guide the way,

Living in this place that I feel so trapped in.


I bob these waters so isolated,

So serene and yet so dead,

For not a single soul dwells within this place,

Not a single word is ever said.


Far out into the distance I do see,

Other ships full steam ahead,

They're on a mission, moving waters like Moses parting the Red Sea,

And yet here I sail, an old and lonely wreck.


Not even the fish swim beneath my bow,

Below is but a pit of endless black,

No clear crystal waters gently lapping against this ship,

My only friends are the birds that cannot find their own way back.


My bow shows signs of cracking,

That soon I shall be but another lost ship,

Never meant for these uncertain waters,

On a map of sunken souls, just another blip.


But alas the sun begins to shine,

I feel it's loving warmth upon my wood,

Things around me begin to come clear,

Maybe there is a chance for me, maybe I could...


From afar I see a rotating light,

My sanctuary, my oasis,

Maybe there I can become the vessel I want to be,

And hopefully connect with familiar faces.


I set sails full mast,

Flowing through the waves likes a knife to butter,

The wind gently pushing me along,

With excitement and intrigue, my sails begin to flutter.


And here I dock,

At the place that called to me,

My safe-haven from the dark waters I once sailed,

Footsteps upon deck, my captain has come to me!

 -- James William Cooper

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