The Search

Love--the only antidote to death resides,
in every precious corner of our minds;
But angry words dismissive of spirits' gain.
reflect all doubts in dismal hearts' refrain.

Conflicted thoughts arise in worldly manner,
and tread on souls among rebellious rancor;
Illusions grow as visions state their case,
to render prayer upon the human race.

In silent searches' previous rewards,
the world declares the cutting of the cords;
Defending eager songs of life's perfection,
and smiling through a massive resurrection.

While candles flicker in the solemn night,
hearts beat in tune of winged angels' flight;
Embarrassed now from righteous indignation,
soon purified in love's holy confirmation.

Until recognizing notions of the Divine,
we're set upon a path of wasted time;
While sweet charity sits at highest recognition,
solemnity invites all voices of contrition.
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Submitted on June 08, 2016

Modified on March 20, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 842
Words 132
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • fran_c
    This is my poem from 2015, when I was a member of I see that many of my other poems are listed, too. "The Search" is one of my personal favorites and I hope others will enjoy it, too. Thank you, Fran McC. 
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