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The Lost Child

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 06-06-2000 07:44 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

        The Lost Child

When thinking back to younger years,
   I often wonder how,
I came to this, my place in life,
   The place that I call "now".

So many dreams left unfulfilled
   From sweet and tempered youth,
So many fantasies I thought
   Would find their way to truth.

But days are getting longer now,
   And memories start to fade ...
Is this my destiny unfolding?
   All there is to say?

How can it be, I want for more;
   Do I not "have it all"?
If measured on an "adult scale",
   I've done myself quite well.

But oh ... the dreams of yester-year
   Still play out in my thoughts;
Can not I strive to have them too,
   Or is this all for naught?

The paths in life have chosen "me",
   Did I not have a say?
If I had taken different turns,
   What would I feel today?

Would I be any wiser or,
   Would I be here again?
Pouring out my life's desires
   From this, my languid pen?

No, age has taught me many things,
   I've chosen this, my life ...
And if I long for more, I must
   Remove this pain and strife.

Get back to who I "want" to be;
   The one I'd like to know ...
The little child with endless dreams,
   Perhaps she'll surface ... So ...

I'll search for her tomorrow then,
   "If I can find the time";
And maybe ... yes, just maybe,
   She'll come back to me, I'll find.

/Kit McCallum
© Copyright 2000 Kit McCallum - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-06-2000 09:08 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, yes...I've felt like this, many times. Well said, and well done!

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

ellie LeJeune
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2 posted 06-06-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

I too can identify with you here. That little girl is still alive and well in all of us "old gals". I know, speak for myself. LOL        Love . Ellie

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3 posted 06-06-2000 11:09 AM       View Profile for amazon_lover   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amazon_lover

Hi Kit  
We grope to find our fond  memmories swept away by time and hope it does good for you.

Sincerely
A_L
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4 posted 06-06-2000 01:05 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~I often think these very thoughts.  You have written about it in such a lovely and can I say talented way.  Well done here.  Oh and keep those dreams alive....it's important to who you are. Take care. *Peace.
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5 posted 06-06-2000 02:17 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

kit~
something always draws me to your
work. this was simply wonderful hon!
i too have often times felt like this.
i think that as long as we are true to
ourselves and keep reaching for our dreams
and never give up...then that is all we can
do. my mom use to have a saying..."to find
yourself sometimes you have to lose
yourself." at the time i thought she was
crazy lol...but now an adult i know exactly
what she meant. take care!
amy  
p.s. Great poem!!


 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



Janet Marie
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6 posted 06-06-2000 05:42 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Kit,
this is excellent writing
well expressed longing and ponderings
I relate to this so much...
so many times we lose part of ourselves
while rasing families and just in day to day living that becomes mundane.
We do feel like we lose some the magic and zest of when we were a bright eyed dream filled child.
It seems like we all, both men and women
come to a cross road where we look  back and say if only???
you have captured that well in this piece
take care, jm
Denise
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7 posted 06-06-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

'Life is what happens when we're busy doing other things'...I think that was a line from one of John Lennon's last songs. So true. Your poem reminded me of that song and echos my sentiments exactly. Great poem, Kit!

Denise
Kit McCallum
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8 posted 06-06-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

~Sunshine:  Thank you Sunshine ... so I'm not alone then? Glad you enjoyed.

~Ellie:  Thanks so much Ellie ... I guess I'm not alone in this ... makes me feel better ...

~Amazon Lover:  Swept away by time ... so true, thank you.

~Spitfire:  Thank you so much ... and I will Spitfire...

~Amy:  Thank you for all the kind words, I've found myself drawn to your work also Amy (ps...your mother was a wise woman!)

~Janet Marie:  Thanks so much for all the lovely thoughts ... and all so true!  You've captured my feelings here...

~Denise:  Thanks Denise ... wonderful phrase, and quite true to life eh?

Much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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