Seekers Song ~ A Villanelle of Truth and Purpose

Seekers traverse lands far and near.
Life’s purpose chased down fleeting trails.
Search inward!  Truth, purpose lie here.

Mighty mountains, their vistas unclear,
Dreams, but elusive holy grails.
Seekers traverse lands far and near.

Destined directives, the soul’s gear,
Tailored gifts luckless druthers quell.
Search inward!  Truth, purpose lie here.

Lustful latitudes helmsmen steer
Through clouds of doubt whipping white sails.
Seekers traverse lands far and near.

Frustration paves the road with tears,
Vain youthful dreams like sunsets pale.
Search inward!  Truth, purpose lie here.

Be still, Seeker, the way is clear.
Trust all within you will not fail.
Ye seekers traversing lands far and near,
Search inward!  Truth, purpose lie here.

Source of Inspiration for Seekers Song ~ A Villanelle of Truth and Purpose
The Hippie Movement prompted seekers of the meaning of life to travel the earth only to find after years of searching for answers were within themselves.  In the still, quiet beats of the heart, that “ah-ha” moment emerges to illumine our individual talents necessary for our survival and the survival of the world.  Thus, we all have unique talents to contribute to the community for the progress and perseverance of humanity.  Villanelle poems are appropriate for the repetitive nature of the subject, for with every generation there are new seekers of purpose and truth.
Seekers Song ~ A Villanelle of Truth and Purpose was published in The Best Poems and Poets of 2007.

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