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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...


Always...

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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
...STUPENDOUS...
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!

I CRY 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:

vallance22.coolgoose.com

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,
CANADA

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

Reindeer
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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