Thursday, March 17, 2011

lost in a maze

a place I don't recognize-
I try hard to do that
I am stuck in there
in the midst of nowhere
when I try to take a step forward
I go four steps backwards
I am lost in the maze-
a maze of my own making

"can you please chart an escape route for me?"

36 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

I will let the maze continue to amaze me..I won't escape..nor will I move forward..I will stay exactly there.. What a poem.. a delightful read..

G-Man said...

Gautami...
Unlike most Men...I CAN read a map!
Your 55 was very nicely written, I LOVED it.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Brian Miller said...

i was just playing hide and seek in a hedge maze the other day with a kid i work with...this though made me think of the mazes we create in our own minds...

moondustwriter said...

mazes are tricky aren't they - they mess with the mind.

very nice 55

ladynimue said...

Very interesting !
I liked this :)

izzy said...

We do like challenges! thanks-

honeyhaiku said...

This often the way, stuck somewhere of our own making.

hedgewitch said...

I think we all have been there, done that, as they say...Sometimes walking backwards actually gets you out, others, you do need a map.

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read all pending poems. You really convey your feelings in depth even in 55ers. After reading the end lines of each, I have a feeling there is something more to it than you show. Hope all is well, if not please do share.

Take care

anthonynorth said...

Patience, discipline and determination usually work. Great words.

Titanium said...

Climb up on top. You'll be able to see over the maze, perhaps even walk on top of it and you'll be out before you know it.

Hey, you *knew* I'd be advocating for climbing! Always go for the high ground.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

I've been there... I love the ending!

thingy said...

It's awful to feel lost. Map-wise or innerself-wise.

A great piece.

Jingle said...

the maze of your own making,
what a fun take.

love the word play,
beautiful 55.

Monkey Man said...

Do I know that feeling.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

What, you don't have a GPS? (LOL!)

Nice 55, Gautami!

flaubert said...

Happens to the best of us, Gautami.
Well done.

Pamela

kkrige said...

Give yourself the time and space to find your way. Maybe you need to step back to move forward.

girl dreaming said...

being lost can only be appreciated after we have found our way out... beautiful words...

Belinda said...

A familiar predicament, indeed.

Jannie Funster said...

Escape Route? Yep!

Balance. Integrity. Joy.

And be nice to you -- you're the best think you've got!!

xo

Mike Patrick said...

First you need a minotaur, then you need a clue of thread. Of course, Theseus as a guide wouldn’t hurt either.

wordsasunder said...

Reach out your hand until you touch the wall. Walk forwards. Never lose contact with the wall, no matter how convoluted your path. You WILL come out at the other end. Try it, you will be amazed.

nan said...

I like the recognition of "a maze of my own making."

versebender said...

A place you don't recognize, but of your own making. Interesting and well done. Vb

Tumblewords: said...

Strange how we do that - and eventually work our way out - nice post!

Mama Zen said...

I know that feeling!

Kavita said...

Aahh.. am there myself, Gautami.. And I lost the map I made too.. grr! I think I'll shoot up a flare, like an SOS, hoping someone sees it.. and then I'll call out for you too!! Till then, I'll try and enjoy this maze.. :)

trailsofthepen said...

Sometimes decisions can lead to maze of our doing, well, at times I'd feel a bit that way. ☺ Hope you found the way out!

vivinfrance said...

Subtle poem, and a-maze-ing. I do hope you're out of the labyrinth now.

Jerry said...

Try taking only two steps back and always turn left at Albequerqe.

Akelamalu said...

Hope you find your way! Nice 55.

Judy Roney said...

Wonderful metaphor of what life seems like at times. Well done. I hope we all find our way.

Kim Nelson said...

In a few brief lines you've accurately recounted a circumstance familiar to all. Nice write.

liv2write2day said...

Life is a maze and, yes, sometimes we do create it. But it's fun to work our way through it. Enjoyed this one, Gautami.

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/textures-response-to-monday-morning-writing-prompt/

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Ah, that sounds so familiar. Nice job!