Lost, and… found?

23 Mar


I always joke and say, you can’t lose what you never had,

so what if I needed cash, and sold my mind in a want-ad?

I felt it was like useless junk that I hoarded between my ears,

if I’m being honest, I don’t think I had used it in like 20 years.

Just made me do a bunch of nonsense that I never wanted to do,

Drinking, smoking, sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll, just to name a few.

Sure, it took me to great places, but it was always on My dime,

it also used me and abused me when I was young and in my prime.

If I think about it, I never had it, because I was never in control

however, control is just an illusion, so I had never made it my goal.

Nevertheless, I am a bit older now and would like to give it another try,

to the person who bought it, if you’re reading could you please press reply?

I’ll gladly pay what you paid, or if you want me to pay interest I shall,

I can make out a check, send cash, or credit or if it’s easier to use Paypal?



© 2018 Joseph Emerson @




Posted by on March 23, 2018 in poetry, Uncategorized, writing


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35 responses to “Lost, and… found?

  1. myloudbipolarwhispers

    March 23, 2018 at 2:29 am

    That was very good. It made me smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. stoner on a rollercoaster

    March 23, 2018 at 2:35 am

    🙂 i was smiling throughout. This is sweet.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nigel P Smith

    March 23, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Quirky humour, with a serious undertone, I enjoyed this piece very much, thank you Joseph.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Nyctophile

    March 23, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Enjoyed reading it..following you for more

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Awesome. Thank you so much. Glad you liked it 🎩


      • Nyctophile

        March 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm

        Now if you haven’t already yet I would really fancy if you could go through my blog and leave some likes or feedbacks if you want…that’d just make my day

        Liked by 1 person

      • Joseph Emerson

        March 23, 2018 at 3:13 pm

        absolutely. I’m catching up on some responses and I will definitely make a note to stop on over 👍


  5. payman

    March 23, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Congratulations, dear friend! Your posts inspired me to nominee you for the Mystery Blogger Award! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Patrick Dykie

    March 23, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks for another great read, in a totally unexpected direction.


  7. Josh Gross | The Jaguar

    March 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Sorry, I already scrapped it for parts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 23, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Damn. Hey no biggy. It’s all good. I’m an Amazon prime member.. I’m sure I can find a good deal on a used one maybe. Give it a tune-up. 🤓

      Liked by 1 person

      • Josh Gross | The Jaguar

        March 23, 2018 at 7:31 pm

        Yea, it shouldn’t be too hard to find a used mind on Amazon. You can probably even find one made from 100% recycled thoughts, since there’s more and more pressure to not use original ones.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Joseph Emerson

        March 23, 2018 at 7:32 pm

        Haha 👌

        Liked by 1 person

  8. quercuscommunity

    March 23, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Excellent poem – I recognised quite a lot of your experience. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


    March 23, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    I love your sense of humor, and see the real you shine through from that time period. Excellent! 🙂



    March 23, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Reblogged this on Beckie's Mental Mess and commented:
    Joseph Emerson’s “What’s Inside a Madman’s Hat?” Very creative, and humorous. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. soulpleasingwords

    March 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Haha nice one with good humour joseph pls do check out my blog and show some love😋

    Liked by 1 person

  12. manyofus1980

    March 25, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Reblogged this on Therapy Bits and commented:
    I love this great poem from what’s inside a mad mans hat…check it out. xx

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Nyctophile

    March 28, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Hey I’ve nominated you for the versatile blogger award as I love your writing style :’)

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Iriowen

    March 29, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Extraordinary & beautifully written!😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • Joseph Emerson

      March 29, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much. This one was a lot of fun! Thank you so much for reading. I greatly appreciate it. 🤓

      Liked by 1 person


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