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Was right in my backyard

Updated on March 30, 2013

I searched for years
For something..somebody
Never finding solace
Peace for this soul of mine

I crossed near every ocean
And walked through lands so hard
To find what I'd been missing
Was right in my backyard

She had always been there
Wishing on the stars
To find the one
Who'll calm her soul
And pour love into her heart


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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you so much Eddy !!!

      I am so happy you loved it !!

      Have a wonderful day :)


      Simba XX

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh what a beatiful poem!!I truly loved it and without a doubt vote up,across and shared !!!!

      Have a great day.


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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Grl thanks so much for reading and sharing

      Love Simba x

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. It's so true that a good deal of the time the love you are seeking is right there in front of you. Enjoyed and passing this on.

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Colin I wish you were right !!! lol

      Im still on my nocturnal activity famine !!!!

      Sending all my good vibes and energy from the west country far across the pond Jon 11.44 am gmt

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      I think that some people (me included ) feel that love could never be right around the corner so we go in search of it in far distant places, when many times it has always been there at home !!

      Love Simba XX

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Coffeatdawn , (love that username btw) thank you for you kind comments and it's not for anybody yet , but also for all of those who can relate to this situation !! Simba XX

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Hey Shauna !! thanks for the birthday wishes !

      And nope not yet you'll be one of the first to find out though :) XX

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      Man oh Man, Sir Jon , if I could write like this and look like you - I would be getting laid all of the time and not even trying - lolo lolloplolpolllolll lol lol lol

      You've got the whole package dude - you're hot you're smart you're gifted in the realm of love poetry - wow I could learn from a guy like you -'cos you're awesome. Sending belated easter wishes to you but sincerely and giving you a Canadian high five from 2 hands and 4 paws courteys of Colin and his cats at lake erie time canada 1:56am

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      Tiffany Pasquale 5 years ago from a place somewhere in my paradise Etheas.

      A beautiful poem so simply yet full of a thousand words that could never possibly reach the depth of the truth of such things. Sometimes it is in the darkness of your uncertainty you tend to look over what matters the most to you and it seems that love was that something.

      Though I too have felt like I have felt the love of a soulmate; it is not what is close that I missed but what is so far that has reached me even through written word and has touched me in deeper places than I could ever have imagined.

      Voted up.

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      MB 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Simba :)...this is a touching poem. Whoever the inspiration is or it will be dedicated to is fortunate to be considered a treasure. Voted it up :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Awesome! Have you found love, Jon? BTW, Happy Birthday!

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Hattie !!!

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      HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      You Got that right! :)

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Karen thank you so much for reading it :)

      love Simba X

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      This was a very sweet poem. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK


      Your visits and words always make posting on hubs a pleasure thanks for reading

      Love Simba x

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Silver fish once again you are another soul who is proof that heaven is just there if you can only see it !!

      Lovely story thank you for sharing it, here's to a happy future for you all

      Simba x

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks you for you kind comments great to see you drop in again


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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Simple, sweet and elegant. Thank you.

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      Silver Fish 5 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

      How beautiful and echoes my situation so well. After years of turbulant relationships my best friends brother had always been there to fix my car, rush to the airport to bring my forgotten passport, do my shopping, lend a shoulder to cry on help me in so many ways until I realised what an amazing guy he was. I am happy to report we are still together and now have two gorgeous children too. :))

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      Randi Benlulu 5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This is a beautiful poem and so true. We spend our time searching and often miss what is right in front of us (or in our backyard!) Thank for sharing this! Up+

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you suzettenaples :)

      There really is no place like home


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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      The poem is beautiful and I love the photo - so charming! Isn't that the truth - sometimes happiness is found in our own backyard. As Dorothy said in the "Wizard of Oz" - 'there's no place like home.'

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      Wayne Barrett 5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very beautiful, Simba. I too crossed oceans and for years dreamed of what I came to believe was only a fairy tale...But as it turned out, and yes it was practically in my back yard, I found my soul-mate. And in so doing...we both found peace!

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      Jon 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you lathing !!

      Great to see you pop in again :)


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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Awesome!! Very touching and flows so well...... Another beautiful piece, Simba. Well done! Voting and everything......

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      Joanne M Olivieri 5 years ago

      This is so beautiful and lyrical. It could be set to music. Beautifully expressed.


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