Lost Souls

Lost Souls

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
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We search for meaning under every leaf

and every leaf's for the turning,

but there we find such short relief

as for peace our heart's still yearning.

 

And when we tap the compass' face

for to have it guide us home

we can but go at our own pace

for we know not where we roam.

 

So within the folds of this forest scene

we're still seeking out true meaning,

and strain to see all things unseen

but still, we're only dreaming.

 

We are the souls lost far from shore

all praying for salvation

and treading water evermore

in ceaseless contemplation.

 

20/07/19

© 2019 John Alexander McFadyen


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loved this. It flows nicely and holds beautiful imagery.
Favorite line:
"So within the folds of this forest scene
we're still seeking out true meaning,
and strain to see all things unseen
but still, we're only dreaming"

Well done! Thanks for sharing.



Posted 2 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you KeelyJane.
You always make me rethink about my life and choices with your work. Another fine piece by you. Keep up the good work.

Posted 8 Months Ago


I don't know how I missed this one John I will keep treading the contemplative we are never lost as long as we keep looking under the leafs every once in a while a new notion appears:) (along with the occasional snake)

Posted 8 Months Ago


great piece of poetry with some fine metre and rhyme, but there seems to be a sea in the middle of the forest, lol

Posted 9 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

9 Months Ago

Nah! Paul Ferris.
gram linski

9 Months Ago

does that mean he was a bad b*****d or was it a school type thing, fairly sure he used to own a cou.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

9 Months Ago

There was ae Wee Man' starring Martin Compston. Chanel 4 documentary about Ferris and the film ''T.. read more
We are all lost in one way or another. A somber write that provokes much thought about what really matters in life. Excellent write!

Posted 9 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

9 Months Ago

Indeed many of us are lost and remain so throughout life. Many thanks David.
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Another write to ponder on, are we lost souls because we have not found peace?
Are we just greedy not happy with what we have, or do we have the right to want more and hence feel lost?

Posted 10 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

9 Months Ago

Thank you Andrew, been in Spain for a month.
This is really great and reminded me of the video by Disturbed for their cover of the Simon & Garfunkel song, "The Sound of Silence." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Dg-g7t2l4

Your voice in this poem is like the weather in Virginia today. Overcast and cloudy, with a hope for sun.

Posted 11 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

11 Months Ago

I shall watch the video Linda, thank you for sharing it with me and thanks for the 'weather forecast.. read more
Good write
It is only after older age has sent me through a couple of near miss medical issues that I have come anywhere near these questions
Now it seems a constant thing
I don't like it

Posted 11 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

11 Months Ago

So sorry to hear that Dave, but often such a wake up call leaves its mark and questions............... read more
What lies in the heart doesn't always reconcile with what lies under our feet or in front of us. We wander life seemingly blind to the most important things in life, often untouched and unseen. Sadly, most don't know what they don't know... and the treasures of life remain undiscovered, leaving more lost souls. And, I wonder some days if I'm among the lost. Such richness and wisdom in these words, sir.

Posted 11 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

11 Months Ago

Thank you R.E. I have worked with many 'lost' souls and I know several. I myself have been lost on a.. read more

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Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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