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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 Years Ago

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Added on December 2, 2011
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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..