wandering

wandering poem by steven james humphreys

yes, we took our walk

and walked to and fro

upon this earth

wandering…

looking for an answer

looking for the real us

growing into another person

as we became older

shedding our young skins

seeking happiness

never finding enough of it

wallowing in sadness

but, as time went on

we learned nothing that we sought

was actually out there

anywhere to be found

because our search only

led us back to ourselves

and slammed the door

in our faces.

and, because we grew weary

we gave up and returned to us

our own consciousness and imagination

knowing if we were to

find happiness ever,

that the feeling thereof

would be hiding

waiting to be

uncovered inside.

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