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Drifting by Kit McCallum

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ruby
wow i really felt like this poem was ment for me b/c i'm just graduating and i need to understand where i'm going from here. thanx/ruby/
Alzeena
i love this poem! I have used this poem for a lot of my seventh grade projects. one of the reasons why i love this poem and choose it above all the others is because this poem describes my personality. and frankly, looking at all the other comments, i would think that alot of the other fans feel the same way about this poem. i am in eighth grade now and i am back to this poem for another project. **Thank you Kit McCallum, for having wrote such a wonderful poem to inspire us, young readers
CandiGrl
Very inspiring! I love it. I give you an 8 from 1-10.
Anna
i really loved your poem about Life and its purpose, and, for my poetry read-aloud at school, i'm gonna use this one. it's really beautiful, and gives life thru the eyes of not a really up-and-at-'em person, or a glass-is-half-EMPTY person, but just a life-is-ok, -go-enjoy it sorta person. Hope ya don't mind anna
CRYSTAL
I THINK IT WAS VERY WONDERFULL TO SEE HOW INSIGHTFULL SO MANY PEOPLE ARE OUT HERE ARE ARE3 I LIKED YOUR POEM IT TOUCHED ME IN A WAY THAT ILL NEVER FORGET. ---------THANKS
patricia
This poem I am sure resonates with any of us that are trying to find out the "why" in this world.
rinchen
Reading this poem reminded me of me, the me that I thought was lost. But now I know that this heart still beats, with memories that I cherish the most.
rochelle
i really liked this poem i think its the best i have read so far. ! i believe that maybe you wont know what you meaning of life is, is until you have lived it ! Keep up the writting its a beautiful skill you have . x. x
polly
i myself have questioned my life. so nice to see it in writing
laura
This poem has touched deep within my soul. Drifting, trying to find me.
Linda
Of all the poems I have read on this site so far this morning, this one has touched me. It may be where I am in my life now, or it may be that the writer has the empathy to express the dept of feelings. Good job!
Ayu
*heartfelt. reminds me of me in the state of now*
Courtney
I love it, it really touched me
Justy
no words to say for this one! wonder full. though few of the lines really decribes something about me, which i often tell myself. really it made me SIT DOWN & read it poperly. u got good talent to use simple words into something really meaningful in simple meaning. title really suites. keep it up
Monica
Awesome
Kathy
Ohhh My Gosh! i loved your poem! everysingle word you said, it felt like you were reading my mind and putting how i feel into words it just seemed so graceful. you are truly a great poet!
Camille
This was a great poem that reminded me about the true meaning in life- your relationship with God and who you really are. Wonderful poem!
Natalie
That poem is so true. Mainly everything it said had me thinking deep about things that had occured and thanks to that something else happened. Poems like that are really hard to find that's why i'm printing a copy and sharing it with loved ones. Thanks
calie
this poem is the best poem that i have ever heard.
ARNA
i love the poem. it tells a lot of what i'm feeling now. you know it makes a difference when i'm able to write what i felt, it gives relief how much more when i read it. Somehow it helps me understand my self better. to the author. thanks for taking pain in expressing what you felt i don't have to express mine coz you did it for me already. More Power and May the Lord God Almighty continously use you for His glory!
mira
mcCallum. i just want to say thats a great poems not because of the words or anything else not but because i think its kinda your life and if its not , i can sure you thats for sure my life but the diffrent between me and you that i find the answer for the question why. and thats simply is: destiny. everything happen for us is for a reason and you might not know the reason now or never you just should have faith in god and that he knows whats best for us . and stop wondering and just try to move on ,then your life will be much easier believe me i've been there.
ana
i find this poem to be very touching. i go through a lot in life and i was very calm when reading this poem
margaret
yes that was just the way i feel in life ,how it has over the years ,explaining a liitle by little over my 40 years
nur hernina
nice poem. the poem describes my inner feeling about my life. it is nicely written&nicely versed. good job!
machau
Superb; a reflection of the feeling through life. I do pause many times and ponder like you.
Jennifer
Great Poem I liked it
Pritha
This is like so true. havent read something so apt since a long time. loved it. bye
b g
while i love poetry i dont consider myself on expert, but this has on apeal to me, because if i could put down my thoughts on paper these words would best convey my feelings about life and how both see and feel. well done. bugs b
Jenna
I have this english project where i have to pick a poem and a song that work well together and write a reflection. I knew what song i wanted( New Slang by The Shins) but picking a poem was tough. This is my 5th day looking(i have been looking in poetry books with Robert Frost and Alden Nowlan) but yours is the only one that i feel has truley sent my message across. You can't know what life means, but people still think so much and hard about it. So when I read your poem with music,I also begin to drift.
Melanie
It was like I was writing the poem. it was nice to know that someone feels the same as I do. Good job!
Daisy
I really like this poem. I can't think of anything else to say. It's great! Well done.
Mharestel
This poem is so wonderful. It happens to some of us too. difficuties in life, struggling to break free, and lot more confusions in life.
TAMMY
I read this poem and could not believe how much it sounded like the way i feel and think.
Heidi
It was beautiful! it brought tears to my eyes. Its a great wrok of art, that surely deserves great recognition! I loved it it was a beautiful and such a touching peoem!
katey
I loved this poem It was just what I was looking forward to read. It was as if I was reading my life in written words and it decribed exactly just how I feel sometimes. i would definitely give this poem two thumbs up
robin
I thought this poem was DEEP. as I was reading I felt as if it were something I wrote,I could relate to all thoes feeling's, this person realy is a poet never stop writing your poem's it realy is a gift and a wonderful way to clear your head and touch someone's heart. Robin
dawn
this poem really touch my heart, this poem is what i'm feeling now. it was uplifting to know i'm not alone. thank you!
s
it expresses all my questions about life
evangeline
an amzing work done by the author. keep it up. many people can relate on ur poem
Kim
Great poem, you are able to feel you are confused but not totally desolate. Keep up the great work. I am looking forward to reading more of your work.
Mary
This is the most awesomest Poem I have read and I have read about a billion poems off this site! Its so tru! I think about life all the tym I hate why do we have to wait! Awesome Poem I Loved it A tON Mary
Ashley green
i often wonder about life, whats the purpose of it, does it really have a meaning, what is LIFE?? But the reason i decided to leave a comment is because this poem let me know im not the only one out there who sometimes sits around and wonders about life.
Nisa
your poem was really good--it really opened my eyes and made me think about who i am--your writing is really good so keep it up
jessica
i loved you poem i believe i am going through the same thing.
Dee
This poem is absolutely terrific. I can relate to this poem. Thank you for sharing your masterpiece!
DIANA
A very touching poem that I found to express what I feel in my life at this time.
Stephanie
i loved your poem, it really touched me in so many ways. i had a hard life and i am only 18 and the ways you put this poem together it was amazing. thanks you!
Rosemarie
Thank you thank you, your poem is just what I wanted to say in my blog about the way I feel. May I share your words in my blog with who ever chooses to read them? Your poem truly touched my heart. Love Rosemarie
Suzette
Great Poem!
michaela
This poem is my life it like it telling it i feel this way i am only 19 but sometimes i wonder if i belong i am strong when i am around my friends and family but when i am alone i question my life and everything about it. Thank you very much for writhing this poem.
grace
your words truely speak the feelings of oneself. Thank You
christie
I thought this was a great poem!
Divya
'Drifting' is just so awesome and so beautifully written,really good piece of work! :)
stacy
thank you for inlighting my thoughts. Your words express what most of us feel.
Rindy
i like this poem it shows the true meaning of life and the doubts of it. It truly expresses the ways i feel sometimes because people see me as strong but deep inside im not.
sarah
I loved it i think that it was very meanin full and WOW I just loved it! I love teadin theres poems! Thanx, sarah :)
ben
thank you for explaining my life basicall in this poem, it meant alot, it made me have thoughts , im actually kinda lost.
Bob
You have found your purpose in life. It is to seek and question through poetry, and to enlighten others through your writing
Lacey
Your poem was really great it made me think alot about my life an things I have done an what has all happened to me! thanks alot your poem opened my eyes!
angel
I can't explain how I feel, but this poem said it all. I Loved It!
Melissa
I'm voting for this poem because it is so true. I feel that way day in and day out. My parents try to help me, but they just don't understand. Maybe what I needed, was something to make me look at it from a different angle. Thank you Kit McCallum for helping me look towards a different path in life.
Brooke
I feel this way all the time. It's great to know other people do too.
Brittany
I think it is a story you can read over and over again and telll your children for the rest of your life and still love it.
sally
I love the dilemma that this writing describes as we all travel on to our own destiny. I enjoyed your work.
Lexi
I really like this poem. I know you are very pleased with what you have wrote and I personally think that your poem is worth being put into a book. You write very well. You have inspired me. Believe me you are a great writer and I hope you never quit writing!
Lacey
I really liked it. It was AWESOME
Deepa
"Drifting" is a beautiful bit of work. aptly desribing the true nature and flow of human thoughts. I guess until one finds the true purpose of life and living. and that too only by looking within. we will continue drifting!
I.
well written.
Amanda
The way I feel. completely
Tina
brilliant - 10/10
Mika
you are a fantastic author! I keep reading your poems and am so impressed. They touch me in so many ways. I feel like youre here to speak to people and in their lives and youre doing an awesome jobs. thanks
Joanne
This poem really touched. That story in the poem really discribe my life.
voila
greats so well said all that ive always wanted to say n wonder abt??
ALLY
i'm really feeling this poem. i feel the same way right now. it shows me i'm not alone.
Cheryl
Kit Very well written in classic scheme. This is my favorite. You made me see your life thru your eyes and your poem was a nice read. I will be looking for more of your talent as I see you have other poems posted too.
claza
This poem clearly expresses my feelings on many days what the meaning of life is and it makes me feel more sane knowing someone else feels in question about our existance
Alex
that may have been one of the best poems if have ever read. I think it appeals to everyone not only adults but sometimes children may wonder what thier purpose is.
Renee
Thank you for sharing this poem with us. I found it absolutely breath taking, and very true to my own feelings.
MarsBar
WOW! AMAZING! I just can't describe it. WOW!
christine
Great poem. Inspirational. Keep writing Kit.
Kay
This poem is so very apt for me at this difficult time as I struggle to make sense of what's going on around me. It gave me much comfort. Thank you. Kay
Kalyn
This beautifully written poem describes exactly what I feel. Thank you for helping me realize I'm not the only person who questions their purpose here.
JennyRose
I really like this poem. I also have gone through some very real strife in my life just recently and wondered where it will all lead to. I thank people like kit who can put these times in life into words for the rest of us to read and relate with in our own lives. I would love to see more on these when life is bad or good.
paula
really liked the poem dude, the problem is that you just ask the questions, there are no answeres, are not poems supposed to explore the question untill the answeres are found? i did like the poem though, it put the questions in nicer tearms
diana
i loved it,thats how i feel
Jen
I absolutely loved this poem. I know for a fact there are several people in the world who can relate to this. Kit, you have a great talent, and you'll go far, I'm sure. Your life is important beyond your knowledge, and it's up to you to find out where you belong. A thousand people smiling at you. God bless.
Sandy
Your poem shows me pain with in it. i think of depression when i read it. i have gone thro both. it was a great poem and had lots of feeling put into it. thanks for shareing it with all of us
shawn
INCREDIBLE! the feelings and expression you wrote is what i feel everyday. what a small world. well done.
Barb
I'm totally blown away by how we all feel so alienated to each other and yet we all seem to share the same feelings of alienation! How can this be? This a powerful poem that speaks to almost the whole of the human race.
Lisa
I absolutely loved this poem. After my younger brother passed away, I find myself thinking these same thoughts on a daily basis. Definitely keep writing. You have talent!
Mia
Hi! I am a young reader! your poem has touched me greatly even though i think it is addressed more to older people it is a poem that speaks about what is happening or has happened in my life ! your a very good writer keep writing!
Jenn
I love this poem. keep wrightin. when i have a bad week and its only tuesday i read your poem and it makes me get wanna wake up the next morning and see what that day will bring. thank you
Rissa
Beautiful poem - It reminded me of how I felt sometime ago.
shaimuna
this poem fitted exactly what I would have said if i could write so well. its beautiful
Sandy
Just to let you know that I was feeling just the same for quite sometime and good to know that I am not alone.
Angie
I loved your poem. It expresses all too well what each of us has felt over time. Thank you for sharing.
Missy
Your poem was very touching!
Zulu
This is truly. The nicest poem that I have read. It ahs touched many people. You should truly keep writing, as u have talent. A talent that cant match any1.
Jo
"Drifting" by Kit McCallum is amazing! I can identify completely.
D
What a beautiful and well written poem! I hope to read many more from Kit McCallum
fefe
this was an absolutly great poem. This person really does have allot of talent!
Jeff
Great poem, really enlightening
Jade
I truely enjoyed your poem, I feel the same way but yet the questions still form; will the confusion ever end? But you said it better than I could have. Keep writing you have a talent. Maybe that is your thing.
Sierra
Kit- I know where you're comin from. I've felt the same way but i feel now that i have more direction and more purpose since i've found Jesus! He now is my meaning of life! Hope you find what you're lookin for.
Arin
Wow, I think this author must know me because this completely fits me and how I feel.
Monsy
At this time I really needed something to lift my spirits with work and school and my child and I feel so unorganized and this poem was the best thing that I could have read to lift my spirits and make me feel like maybe I am pushing myself too much and I need to look at the brighter things in life which is my waking up each and everyday and just living for my family who deeply depends on me to succeed. Thank you so much for your inspirational poem please keep up the good work, there are people who read these poems for guidness or just a warm feeling to let them know it is okay to feel what your feeling at that point in your life. Once again Thank you.
MELKIAH
This really hits home it's as if you understand what so many people are going through.
James
WHAT A WONDERFULL POEM IT REMINDED ME SO MUCH OF MY LIFE
Cait
I loved it thers not enought words to express how well put togehter it was.
Ajay
amazing poem. 1 of the best ive read in my times. great poem. n probably the best way to picture life.
Roberta
All I have to say is I love it. It is so true, it is scary.
Jordan
I thought that was deep and inspiring. Keep writing
Apeleo
It's really good! A big hug fo you.
Johnny
what you said in this poem is exactly how i feel right now.
Sera
i found your poem touching in shape and sentiment. it reminded me of a quote by anthony de mello as a new comer, i am not sure if it is appropriate to post it here, so please forgive me if i erred. here it is People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
Nikki
Beautiful poem. It flows very well and just about made me cry thank you
DONNELL
That was beautiful! That definitely hit the heart,pls continue with the writing.
crista
perfect. It explains abt how I feel abt my life..in a way that i couldn't explain myself.
Lipz
WOW! This poem really touched me in ways I can't explain. It was something I can relate to, and that's why I feel I enjoyed it so much. TRULY AMAZING!
febs
perfect! . you really has the gift of being a poet .
Cathy
Tomorrow is my 23rd wedding anniversary and i was looking for poetry to add to a card and started browsing as i lOVE poetry but am no good at even making rymes...LoL` But I tell you, that has to be one of the most honest,beautiful ways of putting feeling on paper.... (for lack of a better word).....It fits my life perfectly! In my 38 years i have survived alot...and i`ve often wondered if my life is going to be "all bad" but surely there has to be "some good".......so Thanks for putting it into words..... Hugs to You!
mark
explains a lot i loved it its right down to the point i guess alot of people feel the same no mater who or were there from . excellent.
Marilyn
This is how we feel at some point in our life! This is a GREAT poem for all to read.
mess
really good
K
This was one of the best poem about life that I have read. It almost seemed like you wrote this poem about my life. And by writing this poem you let me know that I'm not the only one "Drifting." Thank You!
josian
if i didn't know better i would say you were in my mind.....the poem is encouraging i loved it....keep up the good work!
Michael
for one thing in this life that i have seen is the often waste time of me...for if i am to live and enjoy, its only a matter for this little boy....the poem has beauty and depth that i see so clear a friend of mine will truley love this ...thanks again
cathy
Beautiful poem and genuinely heartfelt.fits my life as an adoptee in search.
Annie
This is such a beautiful poem. I love it and it is SO me & about my life.
carolann
i have seen my own thoughts and wonders in this beautiful poem, these written words of intelligant, passionate emotion spoken with grace and elagance, bravo!
Christy
This poem is awesome. Everytime I feel i can't go on in life, i just read this poem and it puts my mind in the right place.
Michael
I really think it was a great poem. and after reading all the comments on it got me thinking. There are so many people out there with no meaning in life. They say they are out there questioning themselves but cannot find an answer
Janice
I do relate to this poem because I search too much for nothing. thanks for the poem.
Mark
Enjoyable..have felt the same. easily identifyable sentiment
michele
BRILLIANT ! SO TRUE - IT SPEAKS TO ME :)
Kurai
Oh my.you describe the quest of finding the meaning of life very precisely through this nice poem. Keep up the good job!
lily
The poem is really the reallity ill like it .
CRISTINA
I loved this poem.
Mrjimmie
Good contenuity. Nice work,Kit. Wish I'd written it.
connie
this poem brought me to realize that i am not the only one feeling confused about the events that occur in my life.
hans
this poem is exactly how i see life everyday and it really helps to know that i'm not alone. i just hope that i can find that meaning you were talking about.
Harish
The poem is true or was true for me till i realised that no matter what else we strive to be in our lives, one thing we all need to do is to try and bring a smile to our loved ones.....
Alisha
I think that this is a very good poem. I used it for my interpret poem for English and I really like how it relates to my life at times.
Parastu
It is just about me
Gary
A poem that will touch the heart of everyone who has ever questioned the greater purpose of life.
rox
This poem is as if you were walking in my own shoes. It hit reality to the core. It is a great poem.
Chris
Great Poem!
DEE
Loved this poem. Just had a strong connection with it.
compassion
Superb! Wonderful read which applies to most all our questioning. Good writing.
Zeenat
I've read many poems and even written a few but I couldn't have done a better poem even if I tried. Fabulous words with meaning :-)
james
i really like this poem
Mary
Wonderful poem. Protrays my feelings.
Michelle
I have a friend who is asking all of these same questions right now and I sent this to him to let him know he's not the only one!
caroline
I cannot agree with the author more. The poem describes with incredible clarity how I sometimes feel about life
Carla
Excellent...an A+!! I greatly enjoyed your poem! It's very well thought out and flows nicely. Plus, I also liked the fact that I could relate very much to its meaning since it's a "place" I visit and ponder with my own life.
dshikha
reflects the inner turmoil that people find hard to express in words
KH
I can really relate to your poem i am 20 years old happly married with a soon to be four year old. I just can't seem to find myself or my purpose in life and it is rough.
Anita
This poem really touches the soul and shows the pain of life and the questions that go unanswered.
Terry
Do you know me? You seem to have written this about me.My life has the same qualities as this poem. You are a good writer. maybe I can read more later as you write! Thanks,Terry Brock
Larry
I really liked it, sounded like the questions that I continue to ask myself, glad others have the same feelings. Your were able to put your thoughts to words, thanks for doing that and just not thinking about them. We may spend too much of life thinking about it and not living it. I enjoyed, thanks.
Nolan
very very true
kel
deep, real, to the point..........prefer musings over the rhyming; well done........incredibly!
Nadia
This poem expresses just how I feel about this life...it wonderfully brings up the dilemma we all had about life.
Jane
I loved this poem, it fits my life so perfectly. Thank you.
Karen
Wonderfully bittersweet expression of one's most vulnerable self. I loved it. I identify with this many times in life, as I go through different changes, shifts in life, undertaking of risks, etc. thank you
Sherri
Excellent
Ed
Incredible, loved it..
Belinda
A truly enlightening poem.
Brenda
All i can really say is how hard it home.
mimi
Thanks.