Poem: Searching


Poetry: Celebrating National Poetry Month.


We search for true love
but the truth is, it has to find you.

We search for purpose
but it’s been tucked in our hearts
the whole time.

We search for two sets of
footprints in the sand,
only to find one
and question why.

Everything we need and want
gets obscured by impatience
and desperation.

A deep breath, a little time,
and a bit of faith
is all we really need.

For links to poetry prompts, or if you missed out on what I’m doing for National Poetry Month, check out the first post here.


To end each post, there will be this call to share your own work. Whether it’s something that you write as soon as you finish reading this post, or it’s a poem you’ve posted or had published, place the whole poem in the comments or put a link to it. A brief description before the link will help me process comments faster, so I know they’re not spam.

Also, feel free to share links to poems or spoken word performances by other poets. I hope this month will bring a wide variety of poetry to everyone’s attention. Also, there will be posts on my author Facebook page, a link to which can be found on the right-hand side, that will include spoken word performances and links to work of other poets, which will not appear here.


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    Well penned, Mandie! We can go crazy searching for things that are sometimes already right in front of our eyes or in our hearts.

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      Thank you, Diana! Something about our human need to know what’s going to happen before it arrives creates a great deal of discontentment.

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        You’re most welcome, Mandie!

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