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I Searched for Love

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 04-24-2000 06:31 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I searched for love

I searched for love in every place
Around the world’s entire face
But couldn’t seem to find the love
That feeling I was dreaming of

I traveled far and traveled long
Looking for compassion’s song
Across the land, on open sea
But it just kept eluding me

I sought the meaning of respect
In ponderings of introspect
I searched the earth in places rare
Here and there and everywhere

I went to knock on honor’s door
A place I’d visited before
But seems that there was no one home
And so I stood there all alone

I thought it was my spirit’s must
To look around for loving trust
But it was just a mere illusion
And ended in the same conclusion

I finally searched for simple truth
The kind that I possessed in youth
But seems no matter how I tried
The truth somehow would be denied

Finally with a weary nod
I bowed and humbly prayed to God
And asked why was it I couldn’t find
These treasures that were on my mind

I traveled all around the world
And not a single one unfurled
Where can I find the love, respect
Compassion, honor, I expect

He said those things that you beseech
Are very well within your reach
You need not journey long and far
For all of them are in your heart

The problem is your heart is closed
And none of them have been exposed
Just unlock the chamber door
The love and truth will kindly pour

Make the contents of your heart
Gifts you readily  impart
And you’ll find happiness within
As they come pouring right back in

All these things which I had sought
Were in my heart, helplessly caught
My heart need only my implore
To simply open up the door

Elizabeth Santos
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netswan
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1 posted 04-24-2000 06:38 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Very Very Good Elizabeth -
What a great educational ending.
netswan
EagleOne
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2 posted 04-24-2000 06:55 AM       View Profile for EagleOne   Email EagleOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleOne

"The problem is your heart is closed
And none of them have been exposed
Just unlock the chamber door
The love and truth will kindly pour"

~ so very true these words.

 Not all those who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 04-24-2000 07:06 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Elizabeth, my friend~
This is such a lovely piece to begin the day.

'I finally searched for simple truth
The kind that I possessed in youth'

That's where it begins
and it brings us to our knees
before it stands us on our feet.

Have a wonderful day !
~*Marge*~


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Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 04-24-2000 08:41 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
The love you seek contains no locks.
Nor the cunning of a fox.
It is a simple attitude.
That comes from simple latitude.
Love is not a magic potion,
Nor is it a lotion.
Love is but a give and take,
It's that simple for goodness sake.

Your poem is exquisite. Love Sy
Elizabeth Santos
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5 posted 04-24-2000 10:05 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Netswan, Thank you for your kind remarks

Eagle, Glad you saw the truth in this. Thank you

Marge, And you always light up my day, Thanks, dearie

Sy, my mentor, thank you for your comments and for not asking "why"
Love
Liz
Denise
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6 posted 04-24-2000 10:08 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Beautiful self exploration, Elizabeth!

Denise
ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


7 posted 04-26-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

To me the words in this poem are profound...what a wonderful piece....another one for my collection of printouts!!! Your poetry never ceases to amaze me!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
Martie
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8 posted 04-26-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You are so wise and wonderful, my sweet friend!
Sven
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9 posted 04-26-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Liz,
    the search continues. . . this is a wonderful poem. . . and teaches us a lesson that sometimes we have to learn painfully. . .

Superb. . .

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

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Aimster
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since 02-19-2000
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Charlotte, NC


10 posted 04-26-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Liz

You amaze me with the depth and style of your writing! You are not only very intelligent but also one heck of a poet! this was very lovely to read, with such a wonderful,true, and positive message! take care.

amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Elizabeth Santos
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Posts 9405
Pennsylvania


11 posted 04-26-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Denise, with Irish eyes of blue
This nearby friend is thanking you

Lizzie, thank you again for bringing back some poems that had gone over the waterfall. And your wanting to print this is truly an honor.

Martie, You are so dear, thanks

Sven, It's all inside, sometimes so close and so far. Thank you dear friend

Amy, your words are very kind and I thank you for your compliments

Love
Liz
Kellsue
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since 05-06-2000
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Waukesha, WI USA


12 posted 05-07-2000 08:52 PM       View Profile for Kellsue   Email Kellsue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kellsue

Very beautiful and oh so true!  

~Kellsue
  



 Reflect upon your present blessings-of which every man has many-not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~Charles Dickens

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill


[This message has been edited by Kellsue (edited 05-07-2000).]
Kit McCallum
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13 posted 05-07-2000 09:06 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Absolutely stunning work Elizabeth ... and something I truly believe myself. Once you open your heart to others, the world comes flowing in.  Wonderful poem!

/Kit
 
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