Meaningful Poem

Poem About Searching For Happiness

My name is Danielle. I'm a teen poet and artist. My poem "Everyone is Searching" is about humanity as a whole. It's about yearning and looking, of wanting and needing. It's about basic human desire and the drive behind human greed. My poem explores this idea of 'what are we really looking for?' and 'why do we need more?' Whether it be love or money, everybody is searching. Everybody wants to find happiness. Not many realize they have all they need. Not until it's gone.

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Everyone Is Searching

Danielle L. Somack ©

Published: December 6, 2019

Everyone is searching
for the missing piece in life.
The key to unlock the door
and steal back all lost time.
Searching, looking, restless,
scanning every crack and crevice,
laying awake at night,
dreamless, empty presence.
Your broken heart
from years and years
lets laughter fall onto
your deaf ears.
No happiness is enough.
No joy can be felt.
Everyone is searching
for something to heal themselves,
yet no medicine is strong enough,
no key can ever be turned
to give us what we want the most,
to give us what we yearn.
The thing we want is an illusion.
Our perceptions are distorted.
The Snow Queen's looking glass
when it dropped and shattered.
All is worth what we rate it,
all ranked by how we place it.
Chasing what cannot be found
instead of choosing to be content.
Wanting what we do not have,
a dream that cannot be,
a masterpiece of mirages,
all too soon we believe.
When will we begin
to accept what is here?
The present day in which we live,
Not the past or future.
When will we stop searching
and decide we don't need more?
Only then we will find
what we've been looking for.
The good you have is here,
yet you keep looking on,
never realizing what you had
until it is gone.


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