On the Way to Lost and Found


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Heard in a Tezas roadhouse. In the background three rattles: one a snake in a cage, two surs along the bar, three a pink fist in a car seat carrier in a booth along the wall.

On the Way to Lost and Found

Don’t know why that I told her,

Yes I do, oh, yes I do.

My arms had so ached to hold her,

Just like I once had cradled you.


So I hummed out soft a tune,

And she looked ‘round for its sound,

For I was lost before her beauty,

On the way to lost and found.


Does your little song have words? 

C’mon guy, now won’tcha spill?

“Please, my heart wrote all its words,

So, don’t come in just for the kill.”


Then I fetched for her my music,

Listening all the while she played,

Singing out my heart on her lips,

Even after, she still stayed.


She now laughs at shaded nothings,

Seems contented all the while,

But inside I have a new ache,

She stole my love song with a smile.


She stole my love song with her smile,

Had me pegged right from the start,

While I was locked inside her dark eyes,

Her lips robbed me of my heart.

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wheelsal commented on On the Way to Lost and Found


You know love so well. Think I will start coming to your church. Your wife is one lucky woman. Love your last line. It says it all and the rest of the poem is almost not needed. Sally



Ok, Sally, this was a good story, and so is my life. They just are different. I keep inventing love stories with my poetry. Can't do quite as much with history, can I?

Chaos128 commented on On the Way to Lost and Found


Ha ha Once the hermetical seal is broken that's all she wrote. All you can do now is make the best of a great situation.



Yea, I was penning this from the point of view of too much success too soon! Melancholy types always have a gripe. lol Thanks, and like the humor. Harv

MindNumbing commented on On the Way to Lost and Found


I can hear the soft strum of an acoustic guitar behind this as I read the words, Harv. Awesome write, my friend :) The word choices ('round, fetched, won'tcha) are superb and work wonders to set the tone and mood and the content is fantastic. I love the last stanza ~ She stole your song with her smile and your heart with a kiss ~ Yep, that's the goal ;) Very nicely done!



Thanks for the cerebral read complete with the spice of humor. Harv

carynontherhine commented on On the Way to Lost and Found


My dear friend, I am all to happy to see the softened romantic side of your poetry. This is different and I think it is beautiful beyond words. Naturally it just went to fav's. I shall have another read. Prosperous you are in your riches of talent to write. Can you send some this way? Please! Ten is just to low so we will have to change these low numbers for such masterpieces. Hugz



In the greater sceme of things, 10 is more than sufficient. Numbers are just reference points for intellectual and emotional satisfaction. Some have used 10+ or even 10++ to show that the scale is insignificant for a perceived true winner. But feel free to invent your own private scale. LOL The gladiators once lived and died with thumbs up. . or down. Harv

Olan01 commented on On the Way to Lost and Found


Ah, the senitmental side of Harver and touching, to say the least; I love the last line, my friend. Olan.



For some reason I was hearing a country song in my head and had to complete the words. the phrase" on the way to lost and found "was the trigger idea. Harvl

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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