In Pursuit

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem on Self Discovery and the blessings of chaos in seeing reality.

Submitted: October 07, 2018

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Submitted: October 07, 2018

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In the chaos of a budding mind

An embellished illusion forms afar

An image of future order and love

An ever present and visible guide

A way to rule one’s life

 

A beacon of inspiration

An inexhaustible source of strength

Built ever stronger through suffering

Refined in clarity through sacrifice

Monopolizing focus from here and now

 

Successful order reinforces

Hyperopia self-contracted

Self-shackled to an ill-fated journey

Along friable stone a course paved with pride

Covering fertile seeds of unrest

 

A detour encountered despite myopia

Divergence deemed incredulous, Stay true!

Disbelief & avoidance reframed as perseverance and courage

The traveler increasingly impassive as the path narrows

And another…And another…

 

Tragic effort dedicated to a fool’s toil

Yet another blessed detour discovered

The once revered path obscured

Engulfed by a forest of chaos returned

The shackle key presents, reluctantly

 

Rising above false innocence

The first story finally understood

Eyes now blinded by truth

Lost for the first time – but free

Searching -- with eyes untrained to see this close…


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