Margaritaville crossed with a head cold. No whiskey....Just tequila and gran mariner.

 




Souls Searching

Searching for the infinite
reaching for the stars
reading the inscriptions
written on whiskey jars

Parasail over the oceans
flights full of failing dreams
alight upon the island
of sirens and their screams

Pardon my indiscretions
Excuse my faltering muse
Personal transgressions
are all I have to lose

Knelling on the altar
of regret and solace ease
help me to connect these
dots of puzzles, please

All I have to offer
is the person who I am
This simple vessel of confession
is laid bare without a lamb

Secrets of this silent ship
sailing across life's seas
without the compass of direction
adrift in murky mysteries

Look inside this carnal shell
and find the pearl of who you are
I am the mirror of the soul
The flame of your hidden star





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2009-04-19 at 03:23

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
Congratulations on the front page choice. It is easy to see why this amazing piece was chosen. There is so much here, at least half of the New and Old Testaments are encompassed in these words that tell a universal story of mankind while also telling the unique story of you. Each of us read this and think, that is me. I've been there. Or, I'm there now. Its so like people to try everything else before we get to the point where we finally go where we knew we should have gone first. God. We run away from the one we should be running to. Why do we do that? Its in our DNA I think. Anyway, I love this wonderful poem, it is full of humanity.
2009-04-27


Saga
We all lose our way and I know you will find yours again!!!
2009-04-24



A beautifull write of a soul lost in flight. I hope you find a safe place of landing soon Kathy. I know this seemingly endless searching, far too well. Peace be with you, Tai x
2009-04-23


Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
This text has been chosen to be featured on the front page of PoetBay. Thank you for posting it on our poetry website.
2009-04-22


melanie sue
Awesome writing, Kathy. Cold or no cold, you sure know how to put the words together. I enjoyed reading this immensely!
2009-04-19


Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
You remain our Queen of Poetry on this site, Kathy. Thank you.
2009-04-19


Rob Graber
Enjoyed this meditative write, with its soothing rhythms...
2009-04-19