I’m lost in a maze of confusion

I search for a way out, a way home

A way back to the comfort of my loved ones

There are lights and bands and strangers

People laugh and sing and celebrate

As though everything is fine

I cry, I plead, I search

No one sees me, no one cares

No one points to the exit that I need

I leave one room only to enter another

My desperation grows, I need to escape this nightmare

I want peace, stability, normalcy

The holiday atmosphere around me grows

The party gets louder and louder

My distress becomes frantic

Finally, the disease overtakes me,

Everything goes black

I succumb to the insanity of the labyrinth

Help me, I’m lost!

Help me, I’m lost!




Submitted: September 28, 2022

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Michael Chad Cleary

I can feel an emotional struggle of hopelessness and loneliness in this, but it almost feels as though there could be a physical struggle with some type of illness hurting the quality of life. I definitely get the lonely and lost idea you were sharing because I have lived it. I like the poem.

Wed, September 28th, 2022 3:49pm

Tyrone Shoelaces

Rick, I hope you find your way home…

Wed, September 28th, 2022 10:43pm

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