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It is easy to lose oneself in someone else. Now, what will come of it?


 Once more
I think
Iíve lost myself
In someone else

 She beckoned so
Like an oasis in desert dunes
With death stalking me

 How could I resist?

Her voice like the singing of a siren
From a lost and lonely shore

Her beauty beyond
So full of promise
Like snow falling on desert sand

 So I fell
For her

 Time will tell
If once again
Iíve lost
In someone else


 © 2005 Regis Auffray 
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/15/2014
Love for sure is well worth it.
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/29/2009
Nicely done Regis. I feel the desperation of losing oneself to another's soul. Scary place to be sometimes.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 8/22/2009
Very sad but well written.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/16/2008
Very unique similes in this poem, Regis. I can relate to this one. A few years back, my life revolved around my hubby. Then I rediscovered writing again, and suddenly I had my identity back. Losing yourself in another feels good but it's dangerous, too. In that "desert" we must always keep our thirst in check. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/13/2007
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 10/7/2007
Oh This Is Lovely Regis, and to loose ourselves in another can be a Beautiful awakening especially if we are then found in doing so. This poem is like the feeling of True Love.
I have been lost in another many times, and left pieces of myself there, but I also took a charishable piece of them with me when the promise was broken within Love's Heart.
Love & Hugs Vickie
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 9/18/2007
How true. We must all try to keep ourselves whole while in love.
Reviewed by Rachelle Arlin Credo 10/13/2005
great write Regis! i really like this one..thanks for sharing..many readers will be able to relate to this piece..kudos!

Reviewed by Denise Edwards 5/9/2005
Join the club, Regis! Love is so uncertain, yet nothing draws us into deeply unknown, unchartered waters, like a new love, because a new love promises a new beginning!
Reviewed by S H (Reader) 5/8/2005
I like comparing her to an oasis in the desert and you being close to death. Very powerful words!!
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 4/22/2005
beautiful, heartfelt, sad...
do not forget yourself, who you are...
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 4/22/2005
'Tis better to love and be lost than to never have loved at all.

Okay, so I stretched the quote a bit, but it's apropos this way, yes? Fabulous work, my friend ... as always!
Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 4/22/2005
if you love you cannot get lost ..just enjoy the time you have with this does not have to be forever..forever is in reality the NOW you're's OK..lose yourself in her..YES!!!

Love this piece..saved it! Ty Regis!

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/21/2005
Simply-Stated and Clearly-Understood. To be an Individual through it all is a pentence of time. A Lost of Oneself in the pict. Perfect! Thank you Regi. HuGs-Lady,Sheee
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 4/19/2005
What a Glorious picture! The Sand dunes are magical!
At least to me they are. Your poem was excellent too.
To be in love 'tis a wonderful thing. I wish you the
very Best in the world!
Love ya!
Becca P (Henry) Lang
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 4/19/2005
Ah, Regis ... to be in love is to be truly alive! So live and enjoy love's euphoric bliss. I enjoyed this beautiful poem and picture!
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 4/19/2005
Sublimely beautiful.
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 4/18/2005
Hi Regis,

To quote a line from one of my favorite movies "Sometimes when you lose, you lose AND Sometimes when you win!" -What Dreams May Come.

I enjoyed this...Sometimes it is worth the risk!
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 4/18/2005
This is wonderful, Regis. Very creative!
Reviewed by Pier Tyler 4/18/2005
It's like when you're down, the only way is up. So with lost, now the only thing is to be found once and forever. Fantastic write.
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 4/18/2005
awesome write!
Reviewed by Helen Downey 4/18/2005
A great write Regis! These are true feelings written with hesitation behind the words. Thanks for sharing this poem! Great picture too.I sense the vast loneliness within this photo. Helen
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/18/2005

The great photo fits your poem like a poetic glove ... most excellent and well-fined - outstanding!!

Blessings my friend,

Reviewed by Lynn Barry 4/18/2005
If that someone else is lost in you too than I say GO FOR IT! Very nice poem, as always.
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 4/17/2005
Very beautiful poem, Regis
Enchanting like the images you put in the poem
Don't resist, love is the most beautiful thing in this world
Love and peace
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/17/2005
The biggest problem with losing oneself in another is we lose our identity and also lose the very qualities that attracted the other party to us. Though it feels so good to get lost in another, it generally dooms the relationship. Always be true to self. Good job, Regis.
Take care,
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/17/2005
super cool Regis, I think during our life times we get lost many times in other people. Thanks. G
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/17/2005
Only Fool's Never Make Mistakes,i.e. In 1970 Most Beautiful(Finland) Girl In This World Called Me Again,(Prior Move (X-B.F.) To Air Force Base ,FL) Next To Becoming Unemployed Hung Up On Bitch; My Bastard Sons Momma--(Because Of Being Responsible Person)I Did Resist Going To See Her 1 (The Last Time)More Time_

My Asshole Family Mother,2 Faced Brother&Sister For 2 Years Kept Her Letters, Notes, Phone Calls,Visits HIDDEN From Me- Like Shit Man I Am Still Kicken Myself In My Ass,i.e. RE-READ POEM: I Can't Stop Tears_

Most Excellently Done Regis....

Your Friend, TRASK
'PS: RE-READ My Current Poem REVISED--Why I Won't Get Outa YOUR FACE!
Reviewed by Elaine Carey 4/17/2005
Haunting beauty in this--how hard it is to retain ourselves within a relationship! And do we really want to?
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 4/17/2005
Poetic and well-expressed. Great job! Thanks for sharing. I loved this poem ~

Reviewed by Dale Clark 4/17/2005
Yes it's the idea of just being lost
without any return of emotion. Isn't
that the deal? You must have it returned
to feel satisfaction.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/17/2005
So much in this, Regis... self-knowledge of a romantic and very giving heart and soul that yield themselves so willingly, together with an objective realisation that this may be but a beautiful mirage. You sound like a traveller who has already learned much from other desert experiences, but one who is accrueing wisdom and beauty of character from each visit, and not becoming hardened with cynicism or scepticism. Romantics, I think, are not oblivious to reality, but are those imbued with an inner strength who allow themselves to take the risks notwithstanding the potential for pain or disillusion. It's a life of uncertainty which maybe the realists would not take... but therein also lies the potential for growth, expansion and expression. Keep travellin on, keep learning, keep loving cos your openness bathes all our souls with hope and especially with a tenderness. Vulnerability and honesty are to be most cherished of personal qualities. You have these in abundance. And such a person is never without the many who would glady "be there" to help mend the wounds should you fall! To live is to love and to love is to live... you do both to the full! Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/17/2005
Regis, the simplicity of the words are, nevertheless, packed with the kind of emotion that we all recognize. You've given pen to a recurring impact that invades we who fall hard.

You are so obviously a very romantic man... and that suggests the kind of pain we never seem to learn from... as we do it again and again.

This is a masterpiece in its human insight. One of my favorites... especially love the last few lines. katy xox
Reviewed by Ken Colonsay 4/17/2005
a lovely way to get lost, keep losing yourself, Regis, for you bring back good poems from your wanderings. kenny
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 4/17/2005
Reg, A beautiful poem very hearfelt.
So many Many emotions running through here.
I know you will not be lost only more full.
Only the best life has to give for you, a man with a most loving heart.
je t'aime
Reviewed by helen thompson 4/17/2005
I truly hope you are not lost but have found home my friend.....
Reviewed by ♥ Kari Hirshey ♥ (Reader) 4/16/2005
Regis... your verse is so delicate yet so powerful... I always enjoy reading.. thank you for being so kind to me over all this time; I've been slammed with exams and papers and softball, and unfortunatly the thing that went first was my poetry... or at least posting it and enjoying other poet's pieces... but I did miss it, and will never completely be able to fall away from this place.
Hope all is well, you still hold your gift and use it well I see...
Take care..
~Kari Anne~
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/16/2005
oh, Regis...the song of the siren?

Reviewed by M Flack 4/16/2005
Becoming lost and totally absorbed in another person is a dangerous experience. I trust you will find your way back home to your soul. Poignantly and painfully beautiful words.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/16/2005
I hope you have found your happiness. It's good to take a chance and I enjoyed the way this poem shows that.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/16/2005
luv the concept ... sometimes we wonder, when we allow ourselves to once again get lost in someone else, will we finally ending up finding love ...
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 4/16/2005
Regis--I used to think it was a bad thing to lose yourself in someone else, then I discovered that we don't actually lose ourselves, but expand into another. Great write. I enjoyed this so much.
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/16/2005
We could get "lost" in worse, Regis, than a love that compels us to
write beautiful verse.
So many in this world never, ever have that first glimpse, even, of
love...and poets seems to be able to change emotions like fashionable women change coats or shoes.
A fine job of writing, here!
Reviewed by J.C. Brinson-Untiet 4/16/2005
Wonderful, love this you can feel depth and love in your words. I hope this love works out. JC
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/16/2005

So moving, your feels your uncertainty--powerful honesty here! Well done, my friend!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(

Never lose sight of yourself
Reviewed by Robin Labenberg 4/16/2005
This is very eloquent and the honesty about it makes it feel a bit fragile. Pure is the word that comes to my mind about this poem. Being lost in someone CAN be the best sensation in the world and to be able to decribe it so well that your reader FEELS it, must be the second best sensation.....Robin

Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/16/2005
Beautiful write, Regis, but losing oneself, entirely, in someone else can be somewhat of a curse in its own right. If the person is true, then it can be a wonderful thing, but if the person is not completely honest with you or chooses to use you for whatever reason, it can be a nightmare. I've lived through this, both ways and learning to trust and building that trust so that it is sturdy is essential. Good luck to you and congrats on a fabulous write!
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 4/16/2005
Dearest Regis,
Another beautiful introspective poem written out of the deepest recesses of your sensitive heart. To lose yourself to love is to gain. Never regret feeling love even if it ends in pain. Rather be grateful that you knew to love and have the capacity to love again. I wish you the realisation of all of your dreams. You deserve only happiness. May your heart rise again in joy.
Love Chanti
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/16/2005
A write filled with unconditional love....I remember the feelings well
Outstanding Regis...

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/16/2005
Regis, this is one of your finest pieces of work. Knowing the depth of your feelings for the subject, I am in awe of your words...Much love, Michelle
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/16/2005
excellent write, mon ami! very well done; bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by George Jackson 4/16/2005
Man, can I relate to THIS. Keeper for sure.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/16/2005
Well-composed poem. ~~Nordette
PS: Look, Regis ---> Not your style of music, but... (Lyrics Rated 18+)
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/16/2005
A beautiful place to linger; enjoy the moment, Regis. Nicely expressed & LOVE the photo!
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/16/2005
If we must get lost, what a beautiful way to go...
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/16/2005
Sounds like it, Regis, ride that feeling to wherever it may carry you. Get lost in the mystic rhythms of love.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ 4/16/2005

One can never be lost when following the heart.

Congratulations on your Love and may you have many
joyous moments together!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/16/2005
well done
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/16/2005
I hope you've been found as oppossed to lost Regis, this is beautiful I truly hope it turns out for the best. Love the Pic.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/16/2005
To be lost in you.... a gain to her!!

Hold on My friend!!

Look who's talking!!

Glad I am not the only lost one....look on the otherside of that dune

someone might be looking right back at you....even closer than you think!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/15/2005
Only a man can see a beautiful woman in sand dunes; huh Ed? (Giggles). Anyway Regis, this is a very deep poetic venture. And yes, it is really easy to lose oneself in someone else. That is what is meant by the term soul mates. I have been lost, but never lost in someone else. thxn for sharing bro. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you, and at your side constantly. with much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/15/2005
Is that you standing on or about her belly button in the picture, it may be sanddunes, but it looks all the world like a nicely tanned, flowing body...if it is you, move just a bit further down to the right, therein you will find a cave of pungent odor and know exactly where you are...Ed
Reviewed by M. B. 4/15/2005
It's easy to get lost in your words, Regis.

~ Mari
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/15/2005
love is a little like walking into a desert sandstorm, blinded by passion, never certain whether it will be an oasis dream or lead to a deeper truth. as you said so well, time will tell. all good things to you, Dawn
Reviewed by Alexandre Arnau 4/15/2005
personally, it's not the falling i fear, it's the impact at the end that hurts the most....great write...
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/15/2005
Watch out for the illusionary oasis. Splendid pic and write.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 4/15/2005
And yet if lost one must be, then what better place than the pulsing maze of the heart of another, or the beautiful lines of a poem such as this:-)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/15/2005
A beautiful poem I love the tree form. Regis, I hope for your sake it is love returned. Being lost in someone else means you put off living your own life. Your every move seems to depend upon what they do. It is not the way we were meant to live. It only works when both feel the same way then each are caring more for the other than themselves and it equalizes. All the best to you!

Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/15/2005
Excellent my friend..
If you've found true love
..hold on tight.

Love n Peace, ~Linda
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/15/2005
if you fall off a horse
you must re-saddle and try again
an excellent write

William .......Peace
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/15/2005
Yes it does feel like that and I think we have all felt the sinking feeling of pure elation that comes with falling for someone so hard it is all we can do to walk without stmbling. Well done Regis.

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/15/2005
Hi Regis:

Wonderful write of falling in love. I liked this one.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
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