2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 24 – Lost and Found


Today’s prompt, write a poem in which something is lost and then regained.


We wondered year in year out

What had become of you?

Taken as a baby

Vanished from us.

The anguish of loss

Haunted us each year

We remembered your birthday.

All attempts to find you

Fell on deaf ears and dead ends.

Then one day, thirty years later

A message, a phone call

A voice from the wilderness

Visits arranged

Nerves on edge

The lost child found.

New relationships forged

New families introduced

Suddenly we were one again.

Now we rejoice

In your discovery

For what was once lost

Has now been found.


Written for: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-24

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12 Responses to 2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 24 – Lost and Found

  1. How sad to have a child stolen from a family! Very poignant poem, Michael. So glad it had a happy ending!

  2. Lyn says:

    I can’t think of anything worse than having a child taken. What pain and torment the parents must go through. Well written–insightful.

  3. It’s good, sometimes, to find what you have lost. In such cases, when both the birth mother and daughter wanted the reunion it is serendipitous. And so meant to be.

  4. trishwrites1 says:

    Wow this was hard to read so sad and poignant

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