Soul Searching

L.L’s poetry challenge has me soul searching these past few days. The prompt is I found my soul…

Read her post on Unfolding Imagination, and join us in baring souls…

This wispy thing

frail and afraid

wandered deep

in forest glade

meandered lost

on yonder hill

cold, alone

went deeper still.

This gaping hole

ran muddy road

where the ghosts

whispered and moaned.

Sought a bottle

to fill a bed

gorge on words

fill up this head

When love came

it took the shape

of empty mold

to fill this gape

Some gave pieces

some only took

but I found my soul

when I had a look

in oppressive conference hall

Summer heat

dripped from the walls

my first infant in my arms

yearning, searching

keep him from harm

And then I peered

through curtain red

and I was freed

by where it led.

The curtain torn,

my heart made whole

This is where

I found my soul.

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  1. says

    I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—
    but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
    To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
    Psalm 139:11-12

    He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light.
    Daniel 2:22

  2. says

    Beautiful soul searching. So deep and heartfelt… I am touched by your poetry.

    I have longed to write my own story of finding my soul but have not yet been able to string the words…

  3. says

    What can I add? This is nice. poetry is such a fabulous way to express the inner most you. It’s nice to meet other writer’s with the same instinct. Thank you for stopping by my site… I will be back here again I’m sure!!!

  4. says

    I’m so sorry that you haven’t been feeling well.
    I do hope you are up & at ’em soon.

    Yes, Mom and I planned this trip way back in Oct. and we couldn’t pass up the good deal we got. My sister Mel rarely goes with us lately because she still has kids at home, but we talked her into it. Yay!

    Praying for you, Laura!

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