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Seeking Soul
by Candida L Eittreim

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

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I asked His mother

where is your Son?

She smiled at me and said..

Where He needs to be..


Donning my pilgrim garb

I sought Him everywhere

roaming the world

calling His name


I sought Him in the vast stone cathedrals

my dusty footprints marring their marbled perfection

Peeking in sleepy village churches

i found Him not


I told His mother

I seem to have lost your Son

He is gone somewhere beyond my hungry heart

She wept and said..

He is always near you


In the halls of the wise I sought Him

listening raptly to the sages expound

on their intimate knowledge of Him

poring long hours over dusty books

seeking the road back home


One dark night of bitter cold

walking wearily home

I found Him

In the face of the old blind beggar,

gazing from the forlorn face of a beaten child

He was there..

as His mother had told me all along....

Where He is needed


He turned and smiled lovingly

Foolish child..

The wise and the great have no need of me

In love as they are with their own minds

The vast empty cathedrals are but a monument to human folly

my love not found in the sere dry pages of any book


I am always there in the hearts of the children

the broken and battered in body and soul

In the darkest corners in need of my Light

I roam

gathering my lost ones

to my Loving heart..


I have been waiting patiently for you

to open your blind eyes

and know

I was here for you...


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Reviewed by haim kadman 7/28/2007
Your dusty footprints are engraved in my memory.
Reviewed by Michael Emery (Reader) 11/13/2003
Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 11/4/2003
very good and powerful
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 11/2/2003
Stupendous writing Candy.
Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 10/28/2003

OK, OK, uncle, uncle!


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me this for publication in the Winter, 2004, issue of Poetry in Emotion (Canada) ISSN 1705-4516.

This is Shellian poetry at its finest (Cf. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'The Defense of Poetry, 1821)"

Please send this poem along with wee little bio of 3 or 4 sentences to:

Please other poets on AD do not send me unsolicited ms. or poems. I haven't a feather's chance on the ground to read them.

Bye for now,

Richard Vallance,
Ottawa, Ontario,

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/28/2003
This was so lovely, simply beautiful and so inspiring, I loved this so much,

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/28/2003
Inspiring in a most beautiful way. Very profound and softly spoken.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/28/2003
Candida, very inspiring. I enjoyed reading this and I know He is never far away.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/28/2003
This is so inspiring and beautiful.
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 10/28/2003
Oh, Candy this is so very beautiful! ~Z~
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