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The Pursuit Of Loveliness

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rad802
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0 posted 04-20-2008 09:36 AM       View Profile for rad802   Email rad802   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit rad802's Home Page   View IP for rad802


The pursuit of loveliness took me to a great and immaculate hall.
So many attractive people there, but time had it's way with them all.
The light that had shown on their faces eventually faded away,
and the glow given off by their spirit was consumed in the span of a day.

Could this treasure be possessed by someone? And could it even be found?
Would my long journey take me too far away? Would I just keep on circling around?

I continued and found a great stairwell whose endless steps promised the goal,
and a vast armada of dreamers, but each step cost a piece of their soul.
They emptied themselves as they climbed on till they eventually faded away.
And the piece they held onto the tightest was consumed in the span of a day.

Could this wonder of beauty be purchased? Or could it ever be found?
Would my journey end up costing everything? Am I just throwing money around?

Near the end of it all with so little time left.
Fate or destiny reveals an alternate path.
Full of laughter and peace bathed in comforting light.
Where the hope of all ages has banished the night.

Then a moment of quiet reflection brought me here where you lived loved and died.
As I carefully studied your manner was convinced it was time to decide.
And through your example though long ago, a radiance shines to this day.
True loveliness really can't be possessed it can only be given away.

Rick Delmonico

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sandgrain
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1 posted 04-20-2008 04:48 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

A well written insight on our constant pursuit.  This came from a new slant and I really enjoyed it.

God bless,
   Rae
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2 posted 02-04-2011 10:52 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Enjoyed this very  good poem. latrarrival
 
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