Finding you

person searching

Emotions stumble

drunkenly towards the edge-



by what others think

floundering and falling down

left in disarray


on another day

you will find sunny smiles

when happiness speaks


love does that sometimes-

rolling turbulence today

still waters the next


while concealed depths

deceive the glassy surface

with images of joy


imagined or real-

they infect everyone else

especially you


shared feelings find

comfort for loneliness

when they recognize


the yearning you have-

a desperate emptiness

needing to drain out


before it becomes

like spreading cancerous cells

gnawing at your soul


you let down your guard

and invite all of them in-

the bliss and the hurt


passion’s pendulum

parades new colors each season-

no rhyme or reason


just the wild pursuit

the primeval quest to be

who you truly are.




6 thoughts on “Finding you

    1. Thank you, I was trying to respond to a 100 line poem challenge but ran out of steam. I like the shorter poems these days but I see the merit in contemplation here:-)


  1. I totally enjoyed this piece! I saw myself in every line…you took me with you all the way! I had to read it over and over again! Can i say its my favourite one?

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    1. Ah! Thank you Kamunde. You will recognise yourself as we all should. I was writing about emotions and just thought the title was more fitting since do we not all go through a wide range of emotions as part of the different stages of our lives. I’m of the view that we are all searching for something and vacillate between these emotions. Anyway, it’s a fine compliment that you are re-reading it. Have a great weekend!

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