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Old 04-18-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Many, many years ago I had a poem that I love and kept with me at all times. It was NOT a poem by a famous person, but something that I read in a Ladies Home Journal or perhaps Good Housekeeping. I lost it when my purse was stolen in 1984, and I still feel badly to this day that I no longer have it.

I have checked poetry search websites with no luck. I am not even 100 percent sure of some of the lines in the poem, so that may be why these searches are not coming up with any hits. I'm so depressed about this. I really want to find the poem again.

Do any of you have any suggestions about where I might try next? Are there any poetry message boards or forums that you know about? I am hoping that maybe I can find someone who remembers it - or that it is part of a larger body of work that perhaps someone might be familiar with.

I know it is a one in a million shot.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Does your library have access to the LitFinder database from Gale? You can use that to search by keywords, first line, etc.
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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Well, why not give it a shot here. What are the lines you remember? Doubtful, but worth a shot!
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Well, why not give it a shot here. What are the lines you remember? Doubtful, but worth a shot!
It's about a girl who is driving home at night. There is something in there about either the Beatles or Ringo Starr (I can't remember) and it says something like...."losing something you never had". And then, towards the end it says...... "I'm coming home, I think, to something I had almost forgotten". (or something very close to that).

Gosh it was such a wonderful poem. I miss it dearly.

209yrsinBranson
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Old 04-19-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Open a google search window. Type into the search line 'losing something you never had' and search. You'll get some responses that show where that line is used. If not what you're looking for then try another line from the poem or whatever you can remember.
Quote:
Once, long ago
A very wise person told me
That you can't miss something you never had.
I had told you wrong,
But you pursued on-
saying I was a fool.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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agree, google search. . . type in what you can remember. . . or subject, etc.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Well I took your advice and googled it.

Actually, my memory failed me a bit. LOL. It was actually two separate poems which I had mind-melded into one.

I did manage to find one of them... It's called "White Blossoms" by Robert Mezey. Due to copyright issues, I cannot post the whole thing here, but if you want to read it, you can Google (with quotes) "I have come back, I think, to something I had almost forgotten". This will take you to a google books page with the entire poem. Very nice one by the way.

(now if I can just remember enough of the other one).

20yrsinBranson
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the valley
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I have so many poems like that floating around in my head, I'm going to try "googling" some and see if I might be able to find some of them.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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Sometimes the first line will help, if you know it. Let's see...

"There once was a girl from Nantucket..."
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Sometimes the first line will help, if you know it. Let's see...

"There once was a girl from Nantucket..."
whose dog, he had just kicked the bucket. . .
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