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Passions Won't Search For You
by Rodd Jokre

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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They don't sit at the end
of a long work week,
waiting for you to grab
hold of them.

They're not resting in your
bedroom on your bed,
or in your living room
on the mantle,
in clear view
for everyone to see,
and everyone to grasp.

That's why their passions,
and not hobbies,
and not everyone has them.
You've got to search for them
most of the time
giving them your undivided
attention at times,
realizing that they're what has
driven you here in the
first place.

Stumbling on to the boat has
happened in life,
but it's rare!
Searching out and catching
a whiff of what you dare
to dream will lead you far.
Follow the scent to your prize
and see what you've been
envisioning all this time!

The more time you put into
what you've found,
the greater the reward
you'll reap!
Life provides many opportunites,
in its short span,
but hides that
which give the most pleasure
deep in its forests,
hoping you'll do
the foraging.

Apprehend these visions,
and capture your plum
on first sight
as you might not get
a second chance.
A stubbling or two
may happen, it's true ,
but I'll bet my bottom dollar,
passions won't search for you...

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Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 3/14/2004
So true and you said it so well!!
"Seek and thou shall find"
Great writing
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/14/2004
Rodd, the title of your poem makes me think of the words in a song:
"Love is where you find it." Sometimes we just need to open our eyes and reach out our hands. Well written and poignant.
Bill Murray
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/12/2004
Truly wise in expression, Rodd. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Nancy D. 3/12/2004
So true and well said.

Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader) 3/12/2004
This was thought-provoking. Well crafted write Rodd
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/11/2004
I have foraged a lot Rodd....
and have had a lot of fun discovering
different forms of art that I love to
do...this was great...a keeper....floria
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/11/2004
I'll bet you're right Rodd. Great message here. Lisa
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/11/2004
O This is so true Rodd...excellent poem!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/10/2004
So very true. Great write!
Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 3/10/2004
So true! Funny how things can happen with some effort.
Reviewed by Alain Gracio 3/10/2004
imaginative, compelling.
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