Missing Puzzle Piece



How is it I can search

For a thousand lifetimes

But never really know

What I am looking for


How do I find the anomaly

The right-shaped peg

To fill an odd-shaped hole

Yet so unknown to me


Is this life ironic

In creating a need

Giggling at our seeking

Of what may not exist


Or do clouded eyes

Fail to ever see

The obvious answer

Blind to understanding


Must there be this gap

For the soul to breathe

Is being complete

Just a fallacy


A puzzled truth

Of a misspent youth

More questions than

I have answers for


It stands out glaringly

An open wound

Just that singular

Missing puzzle piece




19 Responses to “Missing Puzzle Piece”
  1. beth says:

    ah, the missing piece. i think we are always searching…

  2. kristianw84 says:

    It seems we are always searching for something. Love this!! ❤

  3. The searching for that which our soul misses. Oh, Brad, we all do that. That something is always in us, but most of us look for it outside. This is a gorgeous, really gorgeous poem, that looks every human being into the eyes. I love the way is written.

    It stands out glaringly
    An open wound
    Just that singular
    Missing puzzle piece

    I feel the same Brad. Most of us feel the same. You voiced our inner thoughts.
    Sending you love

  4. Kaylen says:

    We all have misplaced pieces that we believe to be necessary to complete a puzzle. But sometimes I feel puzzles are even more complete when there are holes in it. Another beautiful and thoughtful poem!

  5. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful Brad…deep, profound thoughts, expressed with precise and perfect words…great work my friend!

  6. Geri Lawhon says:

    There seems to always be a puzzle with a piece missing, and so goes our quest for knowledge. Great post and thank for sharing it with us.

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