She searched the halls of castled kings,
parted feathered angel wings,
pondered deep with think-tank Brains,
researched Wall Street’s short-term gains,
cozied up to Heads of State,
sought the rarest foods to plate,
joined the ranks of earth’s elite –
and still, her quest was incomplete
until the day she saw it clear,
frost upon a barren spear.
That quality of strength and grace
she’d hunted for through time and space
was clinging to these simple stems
where trials turned life’s tears to gems;
the Truth – elusive, and unknown
had always sparkled close to home.