Not Hard to be Lost

Not Hard to be Lost
Not Hard to be Lost

Lost within a wasteland of thought,
remnants floating as refuse,
as their intermittent flashing
from the corner of my eye
alerts me of their passing,
and should I be more aware,
focus on their burden,
my mind in free fall loses touch,
profoundly loses footing.

The past lingers in poignant states,
always ready to offend the present,
like a church bell tolls, each pain
and past aversion resounds
to remind us of our humanity,
and if by chance we accept those pleas,
those memories once buried,
we trip over every woe,
lost within the gathering.

How much of a minds outpouring
we accept in focus,
determines the simplicity or complexity
of the circumstances that ensue,
where choices and consequences
can play to extremes
when we allow thoughts to control us,
rather than be discerning
and let the past go.

In a state of being overwhelmed by thoughts
and allowing them to amass in number,
it is not unreasonable to expect the chaos
and an inability to assimilate such confliction,
it is so easy to become lost,
when the mind is both relieving and extending its reach
to try to find a place in this world,
find peace in a heart pleading silence
and a reprieve from mental confusion.

The deeper one goes into this state
the more difficult it is to climb out of it,
the thoughts like an endless flow
connected to experience:
old and new, yet often not even relevant to now,
and the only answer to it is a calm and mindful stance,
when we choose what is beneficial and what is not,
so we may be more pragmatic in approach,
rather than be the victim of our own minds.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

2 thoughts on “Not Hard to be Lost

  • December 11, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    It does happen often that we allow our minds to play tricks on us. Sometimes the rabbit hole is an unending tunnel of suffering, albeit only mental but enough to sway our thoughts. It is very easy to get lost and become stuck in that deep cavern of unending thought. Nice work Tony.

  • December 11, 2018 at 5:32 PM

    Glad you appreciated it, Paul. Take care, my friend. Cheers!


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