by John Stevens

I wandered in a vast desert
of misinformation
Looking for answers
Looking for help
To resolve my hurts,
my addiction.

I looked to the tree
but
There was no help for me.
I looked to the rocks
but
It smelled like homeless socks

From the smartest man
of all the world
came no relief from the pain,
That permeated my inner most being
all seemed Lost,
there was no gain.

Nothing satisfied
nothing filled the hole,
in my soul.
There was always doubt
always fear.
What did the future hold?
There was nothing to hold dear.

The Higher Powers I found
Were causing me to drown.

When hope had faded
All seemed jaded
To a point of deep despair
God, if you are there
touch my despair.
Make me aware.

I looked to the Cross
of long ago, still stands
high on the hill,
In the minds and hearts
of the people who do
His, not their own will.

I saw what my soul
was yearning for
I saw Love freely given
as never before,
In the drops of loss
at the foot of the Cross.

There, the chains I had on
that dragged me down,
fell off. The load was gone.
I was free to soar
in new found love
as never before.

Glorious freedom
as never before.
In His Love
I soar.
Forevermore.
(c) 09-14-2010

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One Comment to “Lost and Found”

  1. admin says:

    From Hello Poetry
    Neva Flores Oct 7, 2010
    Exquisite! Where have you been hiding this jewel?

    John Stevens Oct 7, 2010
    Setting around unfinished… something missing… it was lost… found it. Thanks Neva.
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    james robert Oct 7, 2010
    Amen! Great declaration of being lost and being found. Thanks John.

    John Stevens Oct 7, 2010
    From what I have seen and read of the alternatives… this is my only option worth living.
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    Paula Swanson Oct 9, 2010
    This is beautiful in words and message. Thanks for leading me to it.

    John Stevens Oct 10, 2010
    You are welcome Paula. And thank you for reading.
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    louis rams Oct 10, 2010
    AMEN to finding this beautiful write.

    John Stevens Oct 10, 2010
    thought you would like this Louis. It is us, isn’t it?

    louis rams Oct 10, 2010
    like the sheep, we are lost and then found.
    this one is truly amazing and heart felt.
    thank you john!

    John Stevens Oct 10, 2010
    You are very welcome Louis. Have a great Sonday.
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    Tracey Oct 10, 2010
    I can’t believe this gathered any dust..it’s wonderful..~

    John Stevens Oct 10, 2010
    Things set and mellow… until I find the words to finish it. Thanks for reading Tracey
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    Mari Oct 10, 2010
    A wonderfully inked write John. We all get lost along the path of life somewhere along the way and how good it feels to find our way again. Divine intervention helps us find our path each time we are lost and can’t see the wood for the trees. So eloquently expressed, a true delight to read, John. Tfs……….

    John Stevens Oct 10, 2010
    You are so right Mari. How is my Irish Rose doing these days?
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    JT-TJ Oct 22, 2010
    It’s not just about being lost… is it? This is a very good poem John, and I’m glad that you found strength in the Lord.

    John Stevens Oct 22, 2010
    You are right. There are other points to ponder that appeared during the writing. Thanks for reading.
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    Lori Jean Vance Oct 22, 2010
    Excellent poem. Understanding the pain, I believe even more in the hope. Thank you.

    John Stevens Oct 22, 2010
    Ah. Thanks much.
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    Nikki I Oct 26, 2010
    I love this one so much. It tells an entire life story in such a short amount. Really great.

    John Stevens Oct 26, 2010
    You have made my day Nikki. Some days I feel useless but I know I am not because of the hugs from my grand kids 1-1/2 and 5. So you feel sorry for your self for 10 minutes and go on living reality and a great life. Go figure. Why do we do stupid stuff like that? The Little Bird is asleep right now. Tony is in school… and loves it. What more can an old man want? Nothing.
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    kapmcl Nov 2, 2010
    Love the spirituality & the hope that emanates from this piece. Thanks for sharing.

    John Stevens Nov 2, 2010
    Thanks for reading Kathy

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