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Searching To Find Ourselves

It's about our search for peace, our search for ourselves and finally learning where the answers lie.

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My Personal Quest

Patricia A Fleming © more by Patricia A Fleming

Published by Family Friend Poems March 2018 with permission of the author.

For most of my life, I've been on a quest
To discover just who I might be,
Earnestly searching, day after day,
So desperate to recognize me.

I've felt moments of utter fulfillment
And moments I couldn't go on,
But I knew for the sake of my heart and my soul,
To succeed, I would have to be strong.

But the people around me seemed so lost themselves
That I feared I might be on my own.
But then there'd be someone who would reach out and help
And remind me I wasn't alone.

I've wanted so much to be happy,
To know what it was to feel peace,
And I thought if I finally felt sure of myself,
Then the pain and the struggles would cease.

But I've learned that this journey is endless;
The discoveries are fresh every day,
And no matter how much I might know of myself,
They'll be times I will still lose my way.

And as I've grown older, I truly believe
I may never know all I can be.
But the answers are not waiting out in the world
But have always laid right inside me.

We're all on this quest to discover ourselves,
Together but through our own ways,
Overcoming whatever might get in our paths,
So we can feel better someday.

But always remember not to stray far
From what matters and what's really true.
In this life you don't have to be perfect.
In the end, you just have to be you.

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ABOUT THE POET:

I was raised in Trenton, NJ, the middle of three children in an Irish American family. I always enjoyed writing from my early childhood and over the years, I kept journals with poems I wrote. At the age of 16, I discovered my Calling when I went Christmas caroling at the local psychiatric hospital. After graduating from the College of New...

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  • Charlene Carlies by Charlene Carlies
  • 3 weeks ago

Wow this poem is so beautiful! I'm surprised there aren't more comments under it! Right now I feel like I don't know myself and need to discover who I am. This piece really comforted me to let me know that I am not alone on this journey of self-discovery. It's daunting yet hopeful to know that this is a lifelong quest, because there will always be new things we uncover about ourselves due to the challenges we'll inevitably face. Like you said in the last line, the most important part is to be yourself. Thank you so much for writing this and sharing it!

  • Ivia Yofi Bolipata by Ivia Yofi Bolipata, U.S.A
  • 2 years ago

This is the best poem I have ever seen in my whole life!

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