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In to the night I wondered,
hopelessly looking for that 
one hint of truth,
that spiritual essence
that would help me discover
who and what I really am.

Who am I?
What am I?
What should I do?
Who should I be with?
Where should I go
to fully understand my 
destiny and purpose in life? 

Then, as if succumbed by
glimmering wisdom
it occurred to me; 
the journey itself
was the map of truth.
It beckoned the path,
that perfect azimuth 
that would lead to the
unsolved mystery of 
who and what I really am.

It was only then that I resolved 
to relax and enjoy the journey.
It would be a trip through life’s 
peaks and valley’s.
En-route I would witness the 
construction of a life time of memories 
as I patiently waited for my destiny to unfold.

The end of the journey was clouded in mystery
but I sensed its end would come much too soon.
Even if I ventured through more of life’s valleys’ then peaks
I would still be grateful for having had the opportunity
to take the trip, and I would ultimately cherish
the promised enlightenment that comes only,
in to the night, at journey’s end.

Copyright © Ed Coet

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  1. Date: 11/17/2008 11:59:00 AM
    Hello Ed and thank you for your request. I shall look up the link. I liked this poem, dedicated to the journey itself, and not the moments it is composed of... thoughtful angle Nice one Ed

  1. Date: 8/23/2008 12:30:00 PM
    Wise words and great depth of introspection. Really like the title. Take care. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 8/21/2008 1:05:00 PM
    Loved rereading this introspective poem. You sound so at peace with life, and self discovery. It is a philosophy I try to live, but when things get tough, it sure makes you wonder what it's all about. I guess that's where faith steps in. Anyway, just had to thank you for your congrats and those lovely comments. You are so very kind. Miss you here. Love, Shar