I am seeking

autumn

Are we ever satisfied?
We keep seeking for happiness.
For a little while we are content.
But material things tarnish.

I dreamed of big things.
Of houses, anything expensive.
To own them, to have possession.
This hasn’t brought me happiness.

I am one who is seeking.
So far nothing satisfies.
When I see it, I will know.
For what I seek hasn’t been found.

If what I seek isn’t in materials.
Will I find it in a rainbow?
Or the beauty of nature I see.
In my travels I am seeking.

From a sunrise to its setting.
The night sky filled with stars.
A marvel that cannot be duplicated.
I am in awe. Is this it?

Faces in the crowd.
Each one as different, as unique.
Portraits alive and vibrant.
Am I closer to what I seek?

I cannot hold on to it.
A struggle, some days I lose.
Anger looms, so does hatred.
I stop seeking, I’ll try tomorrow.

Home, my sanctuary.
My happy place, my comfort.
To rest my weary body.
Time away from seeking.

The books I have read.
Some once, others twice, or more.
From Genesis to Revelation, once.
I seek what’s in it again.

I probe deep inside me.
I hear the silence, peace enters.
A whisper of love, joy spreads.
Have I found what I seek?

By C.E. Pereira
(25-8-2016)

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Author: cepcarol

I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

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