I wrote this poem when I was a teenager and posted it on an old blog that I wrote back in the day.
Reading through this old blog, I realized that as much as I am older now, some things are yet to change. When I wrote this poem, I was curious about love. To me, love was this bizarre emotion that transcended definition. I could never quite understand the concept of love. It was completely alien to me. I did not comprehend how one finds that special someone who becomes the best thing in their life. I wondered how one would know when they met someone worth keeping. I could not grasp the idea of being so certain about one’s feelings for another.
Fast forward ten years.
I still have not been able to wrap my head around it. To me, love is a scary notion that I would give anything to understand. But I believe the very mystery that comes with it, is what makes it so beautiful.
WHEN THE SOUL SEEKS
A beautiful portrait in my mind
a sense of belonging I find
a picture of you so vivid
this inexistent bond astound
my soul and my mind shall find
When the soul seeks the mind shall find
Your presence so intense, your warmth,
I can almost smell the coconut scent in your hair,
In my mind’s eye I would melt in your embrace
For when the soul seeks the mind shall find
But in this maze shall I ever trace
This thing-life, at what pace
The desperate longing I so often feel
Shall I ever so truly find?
He who my soul seeks and my mind shall find.