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The Pursuit of Truth

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The Pursuit of Truth

A life that no death could ever undo
Long hid portals which remain to be found.
That better life, which all wish to pursue
the secrets of life and death interwound.
Searching and searching, seemingly defeat,
each corner we turn finds new paths to tread.
Stands as the prize in the future we meet,
the secrets we seek, the books of the dead.

Some things we find are better, not revealed,
their meanings like riddles misunderstood.
The less armor worn, we brandish or wield
higher truth follows our message of good. 

And as we found in the days of our youth,
we still face the test of absolute truth.

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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 1:13:00 AM
    Amazing piece of work. Philosophical goodness!

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 7:16:00 PM
    My guess is that most of us would fail the test. This is very well expressed, good luck in Debbie's contest.

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 6:21:00 PM
    Got it Chas ... going in blog now [you needed to use Caleb last line though as your first not the first line of the last couplet] Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 12:32:00 AM
    Wow! Is this sonnet for Deborah's crown? Great job, Charles! How are you? I hope everything is ok. Send a "hi" to Caroline.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 1/24/2014 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It happened to me last week. I don't know how ... I don't know when ... but I bloked Cyndi. We must be very careful with the "sensitive" little eye. : D
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson
    Date: 1/24/2014 6:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, thanks for letting me know. I have no idea why or when it happened. You are unblocked now.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/24/2014 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Charles, not sure if you blocked me by accident or on purpose. Please soup mail me, if there is an issue I would love to resolve it. Sorry Ruben your message is a way for me to write a note to Charles.
    Henderson Avatar Charles Henderson
    Date: 1/24/2014 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes this is the one following Caleb's. Thanks for the compliment.
    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 1/24/2014 12:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Is this sonnet following Caleb's?
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:58:00 PM
    I found myself reading wisdom in this poem, wisdom that only comes from a life lived...truth is a river that grows from many streams