When the Soul Seeks

A stencil painted on Valentines day depicting ...
To me, love was this enormously bizarre emotion that transcended definition. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 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.


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.

Author: Valerie

I am a storyteller, a writer. I post new articles every other Tuesday. Life is full of wonder. Life is beautiful. I love the uncertainty that comes with it. The ups and downs of living -its high points and low moments, the good times and the bad. I love it all. But what I love even more, is writing about it! I enjoy mentoring girls and young women. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing women rocking in whatever they pursue. My writing however, is in most cases unisex. There is a little something for everyone on all matters lifestyle. My most passionate topic areas include fulfilling my life goals (fighting procrastination), my relationship with money,  and self love (because no one else will know how you expect to be treated if you don't treat yourself right). And then there's travel, food, fashion and books. I have a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA). I also possess extensive experience  and education in communication studies. Welcome to my world. Comment, share and have some fun while you're at it. Are you looking for a creative writer? Or would you like to collaborate? Drop me an email at: memoirsofakenyan@hotmail.com

7 thoughts on “When the Soul Seeks”

    1. Thank you Uzo. Love is really beyond words. That is a good way to put it.
      When I was younger I was wrote a lot more than I do now, particularly poetry. I was very passionate about poetry. Now for some reason I do not write poems at all. I should try to re-cultivate this lost art.-Just moved this comment from below 🙂

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