A Poem by JudyBall


Author: JudyBall
Created: June 19, 2012 at 03:38 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | Non Fiction | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.85 Stars by 7 users with 9 comments and 229 views

THE SEARCH  

I heard a prophet once had said,
To "Seek and ye shall find",
So I went in search of something,
To ease my troubled mind.

I climbed a mountain till I reached,
As high as I could go.
I scanned the valleys far and wide,
But all I found was woe.

I clothed myself in fine attire,
Put rings upon my fingers,
But still this age old yearning stayed,
In heart and mind, it lingered.

I read the tomes of famous men,
Authorities on the subject,
Of all the things of mind and men,
But still I woulld object;

It should be clear and yet it's not,
I could not understand,
The How and Why and Whence I came,
To stand upon the land;

And then one day it came to me,
One book I had forgot,
An old book I had had for long,
And yet I knew it not.

I should have read it long ago,
For in it was the answer,
The the question I had asked so long,
I found, at last, The Master.




"ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN YOU; SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND; KNOCK AND IT SHALL BE OPENED UNTO YOU; FOR EVERYONE THAT ASKETH RECEIVETH, AND HE THAT SEEKETH FINDETH, AND TO HIM THAT KNOCKETH IT SHALL BE OPENED."
Matthew 7:7-8
"BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU."
Matthew 6:33


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Comments & Reviews ( X 9)



kitty
April 19, 2017
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Good...
..To see you on page again Judy. Missed 'quality'. Thank you!
applaudapplaud


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MaryHazelUpton
April 17, 2017
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WORDS OF WISDOM
I really liked this poem, Judy, and its message. I often think about you and hope you are doing all right and will come back to Writers-Network again someday. Whenever I am on Writers-Network I always check to see if you have returned. God bless you.


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weemick1960
October 10, 2014
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Hi Judy,
An excellent write . The flow, rhyme and rhythm are excellent. All these things don't always matter to me. The words are what makes poetry. Sometimes people can be too engrosed In the technicalities that all else Is missing, they don't actually see the work for what It Is meant to be. Your words flow out of the page so gently. The words sing Judy, If you know what I mean. I am sorry I started reading your work from the first for I have found that you can find some real gems that other people just coming In will miss. May your pen ever run gold. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.


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chrisgv
September 15, 2014
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this is pure magnum-opus, every single ingredient is found in this marvellous piece of work


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flutenotepoet
May 28, 2014
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Very nice! I like this poem quite a bit.


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Synchro
June 29, 2012
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You have
an innate flair for rhythm and verse. Most of your work is faith-based, which is certainly legitimate. What I might suggest is a look at your tendency for cliche, always to be avoided, even though it will still be popular. One of the best ways to do that is not to "force your rhyme." If you are looking for a rhyming word, just to make the work consistent. that is what to watch out for. The best rhyme catches the reader by surpise. Of course, with metric verse a consistent rhyme is always best, so there is the challenge. I suspect that you might be equal to it.


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Azrielle
June 20, 2012
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great guiding lines
one of my favorite passages of Scripture Judy luv and a fantastic guide to journey in life .. to read is to know the truth of this journey.. another awesome write my friend.. Spotlight..


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seraph1420
June 20, 2012
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that is really good. the flow, the rhythm everything is great. there are some spelling errors in here and you might just wanna check those. other than that, it's perfect!
well done
cheers


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taiglum
June 20, 2012
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Great Poem
I liked this very much. You did a great job. It flowed easily and had a great rhythem. Well done!!


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