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To that land where hearts grow as one

Updated on July 29, 2015

A spiritual ministry

I have been on all of my life

My former husband knows this

Even though I am no longer his wife

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How I have been told

Since I was a young child

Answers to questions

I have never asked

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And all kinds of reasons

For why some creatures exist

Yet while others seem to be

Here only by chance

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I’ve always pondered

Why I am so naïve

Why do I not question

That which others tell me

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Perhaps that is the way

Of a spiritual ministry

To open one’s self to the one

Who provides the most clarity

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Maybe it is perchance

You know what I mean

You also have been on

A spiritual ministry

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Maybe you are like me

A spiritual minister

Though never ordained

Yet filled with infinite spirituality

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Searching for the mate

Seeking that soul

Whose hand you can hold

And know all is right

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And when I find that soul mate

How spectacular our ministry will be

Loving and working for all to know

That out spiritual connection makes our hearts grow

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A great ceremony for all to see

Wearing crowns woven out of grapevine

With the greatest swarm of fireflies

Creating a magical "Soul Mates" forever sign

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A white gown I imagine to be

Antiqued and simple and looks beautiful on me

With my soul mate wearing his boots and his hat

Holding me close as we cross that mystical track

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Over to where all our loveliest dreams will come

Just song after song to sing and to be sung

To that land where hearts grow as one

A ministry so special the spirituality of love

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© 2013 ocfireflies

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I found this poem to represent my thoughts regarding my soul mate. We are one on this spiritual jouney. Blessings.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Suzette,

      Any fellow should view himself luckky to have you as his soul mate.

      I have also wondered if soul mates exist or were created by some hopeless romantic poet. SMILES.

      Have a great weekend,

      Kim

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Kim, beautiful poem. We all search for that one soul mate. The one that will complete us, and love us without conditions. Do soul mates even exist? I sometimes wonder. I think I have found mine, but I don't think he is sure I'm his! LOL

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Vincent,

      I think you are correct that we must never give up in our search for our soul mate. You are very wise. Thank you for reading my little poem.

      Many Blessings to You Dear Writer,

      Kim

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      We often search a lifetime,never finding our soul mate yet one must never give up, life has its own ways of bringing two together. I've never found mine either, I now know we will not meet on this plane of existence, time has robbed me of that, however we are all on a journey, we will continue on it long after this life has ended here. Your verse was haunting, I enjoyed it very much dear writer.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Eddy! I really appreciate the support.

      Kim

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful words as always.

      Voting up and sharing of course.

      Eddy.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      RQ,

      I can't decide if I like being described as a "non-conformist" or "Princess"

      the best, so I will just take them both and forget the rest.

      As so many times before, you have made my day BE so much more.

      Wishing you a wonderful day!

      Kim or is that Princess Kim? SMILES!

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lovely words from a non-conformist, Princess Kim.

      I hope you find that completion you seek.

      Warm Regards,

      R.Q.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I believe you are absolutely right. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

      Wishing you all the best, too!

      Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      That special love comes often when least expected. Beautiful and very emotive poem.

      Have a lovely weekend and my very best to you.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wayne,

      What a sweet thing to say.

      Thank You!

      Wishing you a great weekend!

      Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Beautiful work Kim. It's a pleasure to us all that you are a ministering spirit.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Jamie,

      Thank you just does not seem enough. I, too always look forward to the wisdom found in your poetry. Hoping all is well with you and yours.

      Wishing you a great weekend and perhaps (if you so desire) a place for peaceful reflections.

      Kim

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      While reading this I pictured confessions being shared somewhere peaceful. I enjoyed this very much and cannot wait until the next. Jamie

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Faith,

      One can hope, and I certainly pray. Thanks for the up and more.

      Blessings to you,

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, sweet, Kim, this is such a beautiful poem of hope and dreams, and I truly believe you will find such one to hold your hand and you'll wear that beautiful antique dress.

      Up and more

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Jackie,

      Thank You!

      Martin,

      I bet you are a great teacher.

      James-wolve,

      Interesting response. Maybe, there would be more souls mating if they could catch each other at the same times on the same paths.

      My Dearest Max,

      Thank You! Your response is so beautiful, and I can tell spoken from a heart that has healed many souls.

      Blessings to one and all,

      Kim

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and a thought provoking poem. We meet our soulmates when we’re on our soul path

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Beautifully expressed. thank you. As a masonic teacher, I used the student's understanding to teach.

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      Max Havlick 4 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      THE SACRED BEND

      AN AMERICAN SONNET

      We think we know what life . . . is all about,

      that all our mysteries . . . are figured out,

      and we know how our lives . . . will all turn out,

      and nothing of importance is . . . left out.

      So we indulge our harmless selves . . . in harmless whim,

      and just to keep our better selves . . . in better trim,

      we dive into poetic waters for . . . a summer swim,

      when WHAM! We hit a rock . . . called FI-er FLIES . . . or Kim.

      She tells her little stories so . . . endearingly

      she draws us into seeing what . . . she thinks should be.

      She makes each reader want to turn . . . into her answer,

      so she will never seek or want . . . another dancer.

      But as we gasp, she paints for us . . . Eternity,

      a realm of love the rest of us . . . but rarely see,

      and at her Ceremony she . . . invites us all to see

      how beautiful can be . . . a sweet spirit-ual-ity.

      While many balk, and others talk, and some have fled,

      Kim sees around the Sacred Bend that's miles ahead.

      Max Havlick

      At midnight Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      A very beautiful dream, and may it be your reality.

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Bill,

      Thank you so much to you my friend. Congratulations on finding your lifetime union. I am happy you are blessed.

      Michael,

      I will take "AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL" any day.

      Best to you both,

      Kim

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL.. poetry.. Kim enough said .!

      Michael

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was absolutely beautiful. It is a magical union you seek in this poem, and in life, and once found it is a completion of a life-long search and so worth it. I have found my union and I am a lucky man. :) Well done my friend.

      bill