Searching

March 3, 2011

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Those I loved were gone

I sat in the darkest night

Afraid, not able to speak

Alone and helpless

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At the darkest time

No hope on the horizon

Light broke in the dawn

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To live was my decision

There was fire in my being

Mysterious energy

Coming from within

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My search became real

The path began to open

The pain was universal

Everyone’s lot

All around there were others

Searching to find what was real

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It is easy to escape

And medicate all the pain

That is what my parents did

And gave it to me

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Was I to repeat

And give this to my children

I decided, “No!”

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I found a community

Of people wanting to know

Seeking knowledge and insights

How to be human

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Searching is the key

Being honest and fearless

Not afraid to ask questions

Even about death

We’re at different places

But at one in our seeking

 

© Terry S. Smith  ~ First posted March 3, 2010

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One Response to “Searching”

  1. […] Searching Terry Sanford Smith | March 3, 2011 at 12:37 am | Tags: life, pain, poem | Categories: pain, past | URL: http://wp.me/pwEon-ky […]

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