Lost in Time

lost in time
i float

forever searching
for my home

neither past,
nor present,
nor future
embrace me

all turn
and drift away

forever searching
for my home

i turn
and drift away

by cody mccullough


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Photo by Elizabeth McCullough

32 thoughts on “Lost in Time

    • I’m glad you loved it. Along with a poem titled “Everything Revealed,” which I’m working on getting published, it is one of my favorites. Thank you for all of your comments over the course of this blog. I appreciate them all.

    • I’m glad you asked. When it comes to interpreting poetry, I agree with the modernists in that reader response is just as valid as the poet’s intention. As quantum physics tells us, not everything is fixed. In that sense, I only create poems. After that they lead a life of their own, regardless of my intention. That being said, I did have a specific idea in mind when I wrote this poem. I wanted to capture the fleeting nature of time, our lives, and the sense of “home” we create around ourselves. Personally, I think that it came together quite nicely. Thank you for your comment.

      • Oh,thanks for your reply.That’s like painting, receives various interpretations.That’s the beauty of the lyrics depending on the condition in which you find so understand .

  1. In a world where change is inevitable, I think the sense of belonging is a lot more difficult these days…home is a scarily subjective term now that you have mentioned it…I shall have nightmares tonight.

    • My apologies for the nightmares. My mind tends to drift to the dark side of life more than I suppose it should. There is good in this world, I see it everyday. When it comes to writing, though, darkness just feels like, well, home.

    • Good and bad, of course, depend of perspective. What is perceived as good today, might be perceived as bad in the future. The progression of time is funny like that. Thanks for the comment.

    • I’m glad that my poem reminded you of the Beatles. I’m very flattered. Thank you for the comment. Now, if you’ll excuse me. I have a deep “golden slumber” to get back to.

    • Sono contento che tu fossi in grado di tradurre le mie parole. Grazie per i vostri complimenti e grazie per aver dedicato del tempo a leggere il mio blog.

    • I’m glad you liked my poem. As it turns out, last night I wrote what I consider to be my masterpiece (a poem titled: “In These Words”). You’ve got to love the late night writing process. Grazie per il tuo commento.

    • I’m glad you like this poem. I feel as though I’ve come a long way since I first started writing poetry. Thank you for your comment.

    • I do tend to explore sad themes. I have some happier poems too. Perhaps one day I’ll find a happy medium between the two.

      • Sad poems make one think about problems in our society I guess, which is a good thing, too !

        Looking forward reading it 🙂

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