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The Poet Explorer

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The Poet Explorer

He traveled round the whole world
Behind the computer screen
In search of that fountain fair
That would fulfill his every dream

The great poet explorer
Journeyed places far and near
His longing unquenchable
It overcame every fear

The fountain he had to find
Was not that of endless youth
Nor was it that of beauty
If you must know the truth

It was the fountain of love
That he vowed he would find
Age and beauty drowned in love
Love was blind and it was kind

He tasted many fountains
Quenched his thirst for just a while
Some had youth, others beauty
When fulfilled, he then would smile

But he soon got discouraged
For they could not satisfy
He then continued his search
His quest he could not deny

He stumbled upon a stream
That sparkled so crystal clear
He was sure this must be it
Gushing water drew him near

He touched its liquid beauty
Saw his face reflected there
Heard the stream gently whisper,
“To come in you must be bare.”

And so he stripped off his clothes
Got lost in her sweet embrace
Not wanting to resurface
He forgot all time and place

But the stream pushed him above
He heard her gurgle his name
“Your search at last is over
You’ll no longer be the same.

You think that I’m the secret
To all you’ve been searching for
And yes, I am refreshing
But the truth is something more

The fountain is inside you
The source of a love divine
From this source all streams are fed
Your love feeds this stream of mine

You see, you’ve come full circle
It's me you first tasted of
But you deemed there must be more
You left in search of that love

The fountain is inside you
Youth beauty and love, all three
Drink well, then let them all flow
To my stream, replenish me.”

The explorer pitched his tent
By the sweet gurgling stream
He'd finally found a home
A place to live out his dream

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 3:28:00 PM

    Taking live & love in, one sip at a time. Beautifully done!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 11:41:00 PM

    A beauty greater than the sum of it's parts. Synergy at it's best, Eileen! Nice happy ending on this one :)

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aren't happy endings just the best! :) Thanks for reading and posting, Timothy! Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 11:40:00 PM

    I agree with everything Richard has stated just below.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Robert. I tend to agree with him a great deal as well! ;)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:08:00 PM

    We all add to the stream Eileen, this is just great, brilliant write, Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 5/7/2013 4:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not by me, my friend
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard....brilliant...coming from you has added volumes to my stream! :) Thanks!
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh My....could that be misconstrued? ;)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:24:00 AM

    Absolutely love this! Very moving.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Happy to have moved you, Richard! :)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:05:00 AM

    Dear Eileen, Yes, the beginning and the end coincide on the circumference of a circle! Yes, love within is the reflection of love above! Great poem cause of its content and the depth of thought! Touching and introspective! Seven a must!

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Demetrios, if you give me a seven...I'm on cloud number 9! :) Thanks ever so much for your gracious remark.
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 6:14:00 AM

    OMG... how stunning! Most of us travel the whole world daily behind our computer screens "only" ...Isn't technology wonderful...giving us a chance to see it all.....thanks...this is a great poem.....

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 5/7/2013 1:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Stunning!!! What an awesome word to use! Thanks, Judy! You are soooo lovely to write that.