A Poem by Jake Staffeld

Where did I go?
I used to know myself
Now I'm a bigger mystery
Than everyone else
Despite all my queries
I can't figure out who I am

Where did you go?
You used to be on my side
I can't see you anymore
You've disappeared
Just faded away
I can't find you

Where did sanity go?
I used to see so clearly
Now I can't pick the lies out
I wonder what I've made up
As condolence
For myself

Where did time go?
I used to be so energetic
The world was weak
I was a hero of my own fantasy
Now I'm paralyzed and gray
I don't know what happened

Where did life go?
We used to watch the sun
Then I watched you put in a grave
Color slowly drained
Out of the world's veins
Leaving me empty and wondering

© 2011 Jake Staffeld

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I at times go through through this situation, on and off, sometimes I wonder what am I doing, where am I taking my life, people say I'm lazy and slow and people often ask what are you doing? Thanks for sharing this poem. Excellent write:)

Posted 12 Years Ago

I understand this poem. Many times in my life. I had to question who I was and where I was going. I like the many questions and the desire of the poem. A strong ending to a outstanding poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow...every word of this is so true. I absolutely love it. Makes me feel better to realize that other people feel the same way I do. In the second-to-last line, there should be an apostrophe in "world's."

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very powerful Jake.. I felt like my own blood was draining out of me while reading. Where did life go? We all need to find the answer to that and run..xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on December 2, 2011
Last Updated on December 3, 2011


Jake Staffeld
Jake Staffeld

Bend, OR

I'm in college, whoooooo. I like all kinds of rock, and songwriting. That's how I got into Poems in the first place. Some of these will actually be songs of mine I've modified. more..