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.
Love the image of tears turned to gems.
That’s my favourite part, too, Tina! Thank you!
WOW-ZA and WOW-WONDERFUL too–oh my goodness, 5-Star Excellent, Mel! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo
Thanks Caddo. I think we’ve all looked in odd places to have our needs met – I know I’ve tried my fair share…
Yep, been around those blocks a few times in years long gone by.
Still learning how to get to the truest Source – I’m pretty forgetful.
We get smarter as we grow older, I’m finding–not everyday, mind you, but more days than not!
Something lovely to look forward to!
Close to home indeed, my friend. Congratulations for creating yet another masterpiece!
😉 You are easy to please, Russ. Thank you!
Yes indeed ! And is this how your back(?) yard looks now? Already so frosty and frozen.
We have gotten a fresh batch of fluffy snow and things are really looking wintry!
Warming up for the weekend – should be able to sneak out and take more pictures. It’s been way to cold for my camera for a bi, and I’ve been running out of pics to post!
Oh dear! You remind me that when my brother visited Antarctica he had to keep his camera in a padded freezer/chiller bag to keep it warm enough to be able take photos 🙂
Wow – what an amazing adventure! I think I would pick a warmer vacation spot, to be honest… 🙂
He was doing an academic course called Certificate in Antarctica Studies so it wasn’t really a holiday; they had to work and write papers and study hard. But he loved every minute of it.
Amazing opportunity; not one many of us can lay claim to, that’s for sure…
It was a trip of a lifetime.
Excellent poem Melody, the words and the imagery that they create really strikes very close to home. Beautiful.
Thanks Dominic! 🙂
Fabulous analogy and analysis to what has true weight & value. It brought to mind the following ~God chooses the weak things of the world shall come forth and break down the mighty and strong ones, that man should not counsel his fellow man, neither trust in the arm of flesh— Wonderful writing dear friend ! Faithfully Debbie
Thanks Debbie! Great passage with tons of wisdom – the important things sure aren’t found in any of the traditional places we look in, are they?
Your poetry and picture are lovely, as always, Melody. I love the red barn as a backdrop.
Christmas Blessings ~ Wendy
Thanks you, Wendy! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! I pray that your new year will begin with an attitude of expectation for new blessings… 🙂