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I Will Find Me~Poem

Updated on September 7, 2017
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I Will Find Me


Darkness comes before the light I see

Unwrapping blame to find forgiveness

New look, fresh start and perhaps bravery

Through it all, can I find me?

Shining light rays heal hurt that’s buried deep

Reclaiming scattered pieces of my heart

Mending segments back together is quite tiring

When the moment comes, how do I find me?

Knowing the spoken word, I do believe

Smiling as a ruffled tail bird sings

Children’s eyes hold the beauty of everything

I could have it all, if I could find me.

Small steps on sharp stones tear at gentle feet

Pick a star each night and admire all it has seen

Laughing heaps with friends makes lasting memories

If I get lost out there, where do I find me?

I know what I want but, only half of what I need

Sympathize with cosmos drying tears from the moon

Don’t step back they scream, time doesn’t stop

I crave unearthing the answers. When will I find me?

Leaving the past where it belongs, could it hold the key?

The rising sun gives me today, maybe the whole thing

Climb mountains low then high a goal I perceive

I wonder what I will see, when I find me?

©COPYRIGHT MAY 2012 BY lifesparadox


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    shanmarie 4 years ago

    That's beautiful. It certainly can be difficult finding yourself, especially after a heartreak.

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you Dream On. I didn't even realize I was loosing myself until one day I said to someone "I lost myself years ago." Then I was like, hey, I lost myself...I am still on the "gotta find me mission" ...your welcome and I wish you lots of luck.

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    DREAM ON 5 years ago

    It is amazing how we can find time for everyone else in our life but not ourselves.For years I never gave it a thought.Then some how we lose ourselves in ourselves and that is when we need your wonderful hub to bring the real me out.I will have to read it over a few hundred times just to finally let myself accept myself.Thanx so much.Have a wonderful day.

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    LOL!.. Thank you ahorseback, I suppose I can be at times.... I am very glad that you like my writing : )

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    ahorseback 5 years ago

    You definately have a way with words .....that makes you one of those "smooth talkers " doesn't it !....LOL...........awesome writing and i love the photos too !

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you CrisSp, it's a widespead hope for all.

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    CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

    Beautiful poem and lovely photos. I hope you find your inner peace and be happy. ♡

    Voting up and beautiful.

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you 4elements : )

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    4elements 5 years ago

    very beautiful and heart felt

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you rahul0324 I'm so very glad that you like it. I need inner peace!

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    Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

    A beautiful poem! One always yearns to find the inner self which leads to the finding of inner peace

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thnak you smzclark. No I don't mind at all. I'm actually extremely honored. Good luck to you always!!

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    smzclark 5 years ago from cheshire

    No problem. As my comment was getting a bit long I wrote a hub if you fancy a read (although it is pretty much just a longer version of the comment above)? I hope you don't mind that I mentioned your poem in it, if you do, tell me and I'll remove that part of it. Anyhoooo...it's called, 'Allow Yourself some Happiness and Find the True You'. Take care of YOU! X

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    WOW!!!! Thank you smzclark, I will try to think of that something and do it. You are right, the one thing that I and everyone who knows me knows, is that I am a "people pleaser" and tend to disregard me. Great advice! I have very often told myself these things and always telling others this. I wish that I could take my own advice! Hard thing to do, because I guess trusting someone enough to listen and take advice from them is not always easy especially when you don’t know that person yet, that person being me. It all makes perfect sense to me although I have to admit it will be really hard to do. Fortunately I like challenges :) Thanks again so much!!

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    smzclark 5 years ago from cheshire

    Think of something you've always wanted to do but never got 'round to it, had the guts, or been 'selfish' enough to do and force yourself to do it if it's at all possible. I'm guessing that you're a very giving person and always tend to put yourself last...to be any good to anyone, YOU have to be okay and that means putting yourself first sometimes. Some people will go their whole lives without truly knowing themselves because they are always trying so hard to please everyone around them. Sometimes we have to stop, take a step back and realise that we are just as important as anyone else. If we are not content, our children will see it. I was a single parent for a long time suffering one obstacle after the next. Eventually It got bad enough that I had no choice but to put my daughter second after me. I realised that was the best way to actually put her first in the long term...if that makes sense at all?! I have loads to say on this subject, but don't want to bore you...

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you tammyswallow, it really means so much yo me that you like it and yes I'm sure that many can relate. Hopefully those of us who haven't found our "me" will soon: )

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you smzclark! Yes and I want to get a hold of that key real soon! So glad that you found yours, hold on to it : )

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    smzclark 5 years ago from cheshire

    Finding yourself is definately the key to happiness. I'm sure that many people can relate to this poem...including my former self :-). I truly enjoyed the read, very honest and deep.

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    This is very profound poem! Well written and so many of us can relate to it. Well done.

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    Holly Jackson 5 years ago from England, UK.

    Beautiful poem and wonderful imagery, truly moving! LF x

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you Vincent, I'm so grateful that you like it! I hope that WE both find ourselves somewhere in the middle of lifes highway. We must keep in mind that God will never give us more than we can handle and that through it all we are learning the things we were put here for in the first place...finding out who we are, why we're here and to learn something everyday. Blessings to you also. Keep moving forward and good luck finding U :)

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    I hope you find YOU and peace and contentment. I LOST myself years ago and never have found ME. I still struggle with ME yet I keep moving forward and life's twists and turns eventually lead me to a better place. Peace and blessings to you. Beautiful piece, the message was clear and precise, well done.

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you so much Poetic Fool, your comment truly means a lot to me! Yes we must allow ourselves to unwrap the blame in order to open up enough to find forgiveness and ask the forgiveness to come in. We can only naturally give what we possess internally :)

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    Poetic Fool 5 years ago

    This poem speaks volumes and I'm sure many people will read it and relate. The second line hooked me:

    "Unwrapping blame to find forgiveness"

    I've never heard it expressed this way but that is often just what forgiveness is, unwrapping blame. There's a lot of wisdom in those 5 words. The rest of your poem just got better. Thanks for sharing a little of your search to find yourself. Good luck! Voted up, awesome and interesting!

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee!! No I think most of us don't. I thought for years that I knew myself, though now I question that too. I know that I don't right now. It's a bit scary but my goal is to find me and when I do, keep me : )

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and beautiful. Wonderful words and pics. Do we ever really know ourselves? I think I do but sometimes I really surprise myself. lol

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    ytsenoh, thank you and I hope others can also see it the way you do!... We can never give up, because if we don't find ourselves no one else can ; )

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    lifesparadox 5 years ago from USA

    Thank you cleaner3! I hope to stay on track and finally find myself again ; )

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    Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

    Very nice giving poem. I really liked the rhythm.

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    cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    very nice poem, ma'mm i like it when you find yourself.

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