Poetry

A Shift in Focus

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Finally, I found you!
For so many years I looked.
Why did you hide when you knew I needed you?
So easy to find and yet so hidden

I wrongly thought you would reside
amongst riches and well to do
Was I really looking for you or just constantly chasing
material wealth and an image to match?

Always looking for you in something else
An experience, a lifestyle,​ a place.
I often thought I could find you
In a lover’s admiration and sweet embrace

All the skills in the world would surely elevate me
To a place where I could see you
But nothing seemed to get me closer to you
Even though you were always on my mind

Before I finally found you
So many fields looked greener than mine.
Was I incompetent or just too unlucky
When was my break going to come?

My frustration grew when you eluded me
Everyone seemed to get their share
Nothing was ever enough, my heart was sad
and ever longing; longing for you

I still have no clue how I found you
But suddenly you were there
You’ve filled my life with love and content
So strong and right to the core

Never did I realise you were always right here
Hiding inside for me to find
A shift in my focus found you
From what I have NOT to what I have NOW

Happiness, ​at last, I welcome you, my inner peace!

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