2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 18

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For today's prompt, write a lost & found poem. I suppose you could focus on either what's lost or what's found--or both. Or you could focus on how things change after something lost. Or after something is found. Or...I'm starting to lose my train of thought. I'm sure you've probably got the idea.

Here's my attempt:

"The paths we travel"

Paths are a blessing, but I don't always
have a map or compass to guide me.

Though paths are still a blessing, I don't
always follow where they lead me. Sometimes,

I'll notice a hill or stream and feel compelled
to investigate. Not always, but often,

paths are a blessing, because they help
me find so many new ways to get lost.


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