Searching For a Truth

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Sometimes I feel so alone

So completely on my own

Yet I know there must be more

That I haven't found before

Though I cannot see it there

I know it's out there somewhere


I am searching for a truth

One I know I'll find in you

And it's a never-ending quest

To try to put my fears to rest

I want a peace I've never known

To still my ever questioning soul

I pray my journey takes me far

Past the boundaries of my heart


I know that you are real

In my heart it's you I feel

But that's simply not enough

I will always need your love

So tell me what can I do

I want to know more of you



I am searching for a truth

One I know I'll find in you

And it's a never-ending quest

To try to put my fears to rest

I want a peace I've never known

To still my ever questioning soul

I pray my journey takes me far

Past the boundaries of my heart


It's for you that my soul yearns

And it's for you that my heart burns

Yeah, it's you I'm looking for

Lord, it's you that I adore

Father, show me more of you

Because I need you, yes I do


I am searching for a truth

One I know I'll find in you

And it's a never-ending quest

To try to put my fears to rest

I want a peace I've never known

To still my ever questioning soul

I pray my journey takes me far

Past the boundaries of my heart


8-7-00

© 2013 Shannon

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Beautiful and prayerful! I really like the humble, honest tone and the flow of this poem. Thank you for sharing it, it is something I think so many of use can identify with.


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RealityTalk 3 years ago from Planet Earth

A very beautiful poem. Very "heartful."

I have been reading all this poetry on Hub-pages lately that it inspired me to write a poem of my own. Read my "Questions & Answers about Existence & Life." Although my content and meaning leans slightly in another direction.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks for reading. Sure, I'll be glad to go take a look at yours. :)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

HubPages must have it out for me or I'm doing something wrong. Lurana, I had a reply to you that is not showing up. Thank you for coming by to read. I appreciate your support. :)


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Oh Shan, this is beautiful!!! This is beautiful in the spiritual sense that you've written of but it really works in so many different contexts! Isn't this how we all feel, about something, at some point(s) in our lives? Always searching, searching for the greater meaning and reasoning. I love it Shan and it has a sweetness to it too!

Great job girly!

Cat


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Cat. :)


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

This is a beautiful statement and well received my friend. Thank you for sharing this emotional expression of a search. whonu


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you very much, whonu. By the way, have I ever told you that I like your profile pic quite a bit? :)


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Shanmarie, my snowy owl was painted after I saw one, one winter and I tried to capture its spirit. I like to paint wildlife and when I do capture their true essences, it gives me a truly wonderful feeling, and I may feel as one, with each. Thanks for the nice comment my friend. Your poetry is beautiful.whonu


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

You paint very well. :)


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

In the silence of a moment, I picture a young heart sending her beautiful feeling on a breeze. thank you


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

What a beautifully poetic compliment, Martin. Thank you. :)


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Shanmarie, this is a gently beautiful poem, it is also powerful with so much hope.

Voting up and sharing.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks so much, tobusiness!


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I really like this Sharron, it's a longing for truth that we all want. Beautifully expressed.....


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Ruby. I'm glad you liked it, and I appreciate your visit. :)


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Nice and full of hope. : ) I like it! We all tend to search for something tangible. Who better than our maker...voted it up!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. We never know where our journeys may take us once we leave the boundaries of our heart.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks,dreamseaker2!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Very true, Gypsy Rose. Thank you for reading. :)


Valleypoet 3 years ago

This conveys a longing that we have all felt...a need to reach out beyond our boundaries and find true meaning..you expressed it well:-))


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for visiting and for following, Valleypoet. :)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

This is simply beautiful shanmarie. Love did and voted up.

Eddy.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Eddy. That's much appreciated!


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

I like the repeated refrain that you use. Lovely and very good flow here!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Theater girl. :) I appreciate your reading.


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epigramman 3 years ago

I know you are the master of the last word but I must say Shan Marie I think this piece reflects your true persona more than anything else I've ever read from you. Even in your comments to me you are 'always' probing deeper and asking all of the main questions: how, why, when, who, what .....

I guess you have the heart of a journalist with that intrepid approach, lol, but you're also one helluva writer.

lake erie time 5:49pm and have a wonderful, happy and safe evening


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Um, I'm not sure what to make of that. :-p For the record, I don't always have to have the last word. I will respond on my own hubs pretty much because I can and it is rude not to. ;) As for others, I'll go as long as the conversation seems to invite more; it's enjoyable that way.

Haha. . .yeah. . .sometimes the how's, why's, when's and such. . .is my mind playing devil's advocate, too. ;) I'm not like that as much in person, unless maybe in a classroom-type, discussion oriented setting.

Thank you for your visit and encouragement. It's always most appreciated!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Beautiful work, Shanmarie. Keep searching darlin' Still water grows stagnant!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Very beautiful and poignant. Truth is what we are all searching for and it sounds like you are searching in the right places.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Wayne. Yes, stagnant is not a good thing.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

What a lovely thing to say, Suzette. Thank you.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Spiritual Yes! The poem reads like a song. You are an awesome poet.

Best Always,

Kim


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Kim! Best wishes to you as well.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

You make love and Gods message interwined so fine.Every hub very meaningful.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, DREAM ON. I appreciate that greatly. :)

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