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Misplaced Things

Updated on January 11, 2017

I go to find something & it's not there

I look around & wonder where I left it

I think of the last time I saw it

But I can't remember.

My thoughts wander & I forget,

Not the names of my children,

Or what time I report to work,

But the dates they were born,

Or the days of the week I have to work.

My wife gets mad & yells at me that I need to remember

So I write stuff down, but lose the paper things are written on

I would give anything to get certain things back

Like my wedding ring, some baby pictures,

Or the slot machine payout for $435.

Are my hiding spots real or imagined?

I go to look one more time because it cant be anywhere else,

And it's still not there.


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      DREAM ON 7 months ago

      Your poem reminds me that we are not perfect and things happen.I made a list of things that I am missing if you see them before I do please let me know. Thank you for sharing. Just think of the joy when you find something when you thought it was gone forever.

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      Grant Handford 7 months ago from Canada

      Some things just seem to vanish. Experience it myself however I am suspicious my wife throws everything out.

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      Audrey Hunt 7 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is the story of my life. Thanks for your poem which relates to us all.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 7 months ago from The Caribbean

      Can relate. Thanks for putting into words what so many experience.

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      Catherine Giordano 7 months ago from Orlando Florida

      Great poem. I'm always losing and forgetting things also. I even wrote a poem about myself: I Forgot or Drat that Short-Term Memory Loss.