Ozark Mountain Homegrown


Searching


I feel so lost to this world
There is no joy left in me
I have spent my whole life
Desperately searching
For something that was not there
Searching for a dream
That does not exist

My time has now passed
All hope is gone...lost...
Happiness eludes me
Grief exudes from me
There is nothing left inside
I am just this empty shell...
All these long years
I've been so busy searching
That I simply forgot to live

And now that I am old
And my last days on earth are near
I know this thing I'm searching for
Has always been right here
It lives inside of me
But I've been too blind to see
Is this life's grand illusion
Or just my sad conclusion

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Some people spend so much time worrying about the future or living in the past that they forget to just 'be'...to live in the present moment..always searching for happiness externally, when it can truly only be achieved internally...

Comments about this poem (Searching by Ozark Mountain Homegrown )

  • Rookie - 117 Points Benjamin Michael Clark (9/26/2013 8:54:00 PM)

    Great write about introspection. It is certainly important to find peace if you want to be happy. Meditation helps. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (9/21/2013 5:32:00 AM)

    Very true words spoken here. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Alookh (matin) (9/18/2013 4:30:00 PM)

    mesterpiece! ! ! ! one the best poems from u....deep and very thoughtful! ! ! ....... the last two lines are very special! ! ! ....a bit sad.....but i've learnt that sadness is an important part of our soul....in fact ourselves.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 55 Points John Brown (9/17/2013 2:23:00 PM)

    Good question - probably both. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,560 Points Dinesh Nair (9/17/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    True.. the notion of how to live a life has been wrongly understood by many and only when we begin to find joy with little and small things, our real sense of fulfillment can be reached.
    Thank you OM Homegrown for this beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,723 Points Heather Wilkins (9/14/2013 4:41:00 PM)

    live for the moment and all will be fine. the future is not promised spo make the most out of today. lovley poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/14/2013 12:58:00 AM)

    Euphoria why searching all the time the thing which we supposed to do we never do your note is fantastic poem marvellous a lamp in the blind world nice thank you (Report) Reply

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