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by Regina Pate (Age: 38)
copyright 10-10-2005

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You wanna know what I heard today?
Well, I was just watching T.V. and I fell asleep
Now, I don't know if I was dreaming, but I heard someone speak

They were talking about how to give directins and tell some stories and jokes and such
Well, although I didn't catch the whole entire thing
I remember this

He said it is okay to get lost.
I thought he was joking
Then he added
Our great country was founded by lost people

Which of course confused me more
Finally he said
Remember this:
In 1842 Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue

Oh yeah, I thought
I wonder what would have happend if ol' Cris would have stopped and asked for directions

What if everybody was afraid to get lost and we never found this great land.

Don't be scared, I was lost when I found you

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        07-19-2006     Greg Kis        

Great poem. Made me wonder... how long should a person go before asking for directions?... If you can check out my "I Don't See the Rain" I found an error in spelling - 2nd verse {directions) and the date should be 1492.(sorry)

        05-14-2006     Richard Reed Jr        


This is one of your greatest. A real classic.
This could be a contest winner.You should be so proud to be so talented, as I'm so proud that I know you. Your insights into life are absolutely amazing.

Excellent Write.



        11-01-2005     Debra Rose        

This is a wonderful, and sweet little poem that does strike thought.

And in response to what David said?

They now have evidence that it was people from Asia, and even South America, they believe African's first made it there.

Odd little history fact...we used to debate it all the time in class.

lol, great poem

        11-01-2005     David Pekrul        

You make a great point about not being afraid to get lost.

There is, however, one major error in your history. Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, not 1892.

And then, of course, there is also the argument that Christopher Columbus was not the first white person to discover America. A lot of people believe (with reliable evidence) that it was actually the Vikings.

In 1000 A. D. sailors from Norway called Vikings traveled from Iceland to Greenland. They were lead by Eric the Red. Eric the Red founded a colony on Greenland. Later his son, Leif Ericson, lead a group to Newfoundland in Canada. Unfortunately no maps were made of these travels. However in 1965 a Viking map dated 1440 was found. The Viking map showed parts of northeastern Canada.

        10-17-2005     Sammy Anderson        

Wow, good point. If Columbus hadn't accidentally found the Americas, most of us might not be here.
Good luck in my contest! ;)

        10-12-2005     Sage Bruce        

I agree very profound. A few errors but you can get the idea I liked it..I love getting lost you find cool things when your lost!

        10-12-2005     Amanda Moore        

"I was lost when I found you" How profound
Good work Gina.

        10-12-2005     Roger Crique        

Aside from some grammatical errors (I know you can't edit as of yet), this poem has a funny way of saying a truth. This country was founded by lost people! They did not know where to go or what to expect, but they made it. This is very inspirational and uplifting.

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