Lora Colon

Veteran Poet - 2,729 Points (26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

A Soul Like Mine


If I were to find a soul like mine,
Someone who thinks as I do,
Someone whose every step rhymes with mine.....
That's all I'd ask - my wants are few

How easy it would be to adore him,
I'd always know what to say;
All his thoughts would be like my own,
We'd be the same in every way

He'd hate injustice, hypocrisy as well,
The plight of the poor makes him cry;
Bigotry and prejudice find no place in his heart,
He shuns it all..... the same as I

O, to find a soul like mine,
Love would be plentiful and strong;
The strength of our love would carry us
When the day fails and the night is all wrong

We'd know how to comfort each other,
He'd love me unconditionally;
And when I see his poverty revealed,
I would bring him my charity

Where will I look for a soul like mine,
What foreign ground must I traverse;
Where should I look - does he even exist?
Perhaps....... in a parallel universe!

Submitted: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 22, 2013

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  • Bronze Star - 5,555 Points Bri Edwards (2/24/2015 11:26:00 PM)

    please take me with you IF you ever find the way to the 'parallel universe, assuming it has what we both want:

    carbon copies of ourselves! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! i could be pretty close to what you're looking for. how much money DO you have in the bank? ?
    :

    That's all I'd ask - my wants are few ..........you're not asking much, ARE you? !

    so now i know you better. this poem should help you know ME better:

    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

    Prejudiced? Who? Me? ? .....[Personal; Human Nature; Racial Prejudice]

    I'm a white guy, aged 64, raised in a small town way up north.
    Do some thoughts I have about blacks signal prejudice coming forth?
    First I'd say NO, but then again I'd say YES.
    But such thoughts, by both whites and blacks, are normal I would guess.

    What thoughts am I now referring to you will probably ask.
    To answer that sensible question will put my mind to task.
    My interactions with blacks, I think, no prejudice does reveal.
    And the rare times I have 'prejudice' thoughts, I think they're no big deal.

    Do you wish to know of what my 'pre-judged' thoughts consist?
    I'd almost rather not tell you. But, if you insist.
    I sometimes think 'nigger'; when and where I grew up that was a 'bad' name.
    I also think of them as different though people are the 'same'.

    And here is where I say 'I don't like generalization'.
    By 'same' I mean neither all blacks nor all whites are 'the same' in this nation.
    So whites and blacks can both be smart or stupid, mean or kind;
    within each 'race' criminals and 'saints' you'll find.

    I wasn't raised to either love or hate blacks. My parents seemed not to judge.
    And I've changed my mind again; I'm NOT prejudiced. From that opinion I shall not budge!

    Then why you ask do I sometimes think 'nigger' when I think of a black?
    I think it's due to both a primeval urge to break society's rules, and to the 'thought-control' I lack.
    Luckily I don't act out my 'bad' thoughts. I might be in jail now if I had.
    When in grade school, a boy said I called him 'nigger'. The accusation made me sad.

    Submitted: Thursday, August 30,2012
    Edited: Sunday, August 10,2014
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    bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,403 Points Mihaela Pirjol (5/28/2014 5:08:00 AM)

    A lovely, heart touching poem.I truly believe, that there is someone for everyone.Love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ivory Irving (2/15/2014 5:33:00 PM)

    The thoughts of every woman! Awesome. Again, I find humor right at the end which is fun and refreshing! Love your style. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 715 Points Stephen Katona (1/15/2014 2:11:00 PM)

    This is a real gem. It provides a beautiful, flowing way for someone to reflect on what to value in a relationship. Anyone wanting a fulfilling relationship, or wanting someone else to have one, would do well to read this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Yasmeen Khan (12/30/2013 10:30:00 PM)

    Ah, you yearn for a soulmate, though hard to find but we keep hope. Sometime we the one in virtual world. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,094 Points Khairul Ahsan (12/4/2013 12:48:00 AM)

    I am so pleased to read this poem of yours! It is really very beautiful.
    'A Soul Like Mine' is not always easy to find. We may find one in the virtual world, not sure.
    Loved very much the mystic tone of the last stanza.
    10/10. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 433 Points David Lessard (11/22/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    there are souls like yours that do abound,
    with every sight and every sound. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,239 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (11/22/2013 9:01:00 AM)

    such a soul surely exists Lora since you think of him, he does I believe. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,688 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (11/21/2013 12:51:00 PM)

    A puzzle fit compatible soulmate's hard to find but luck can join us like dat sometimes. So i found yor poem awesome lovely. Kudos. It is for poems like these dat i wrote my latest poem (Report) Reply

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