the treasure

I see so many people
seeking a perfect treasure.
No matter who they’re with,
they think there’s someone better.

The one they have
puts them high above the rest.
Yet they keep searching,
wondering if who they have is best.

But you, everytime I see you
I fall in love again.
Warmth, tenderness, happiness,
well up from deep within.

We have our share of differences,
and of angry talk.
But our love is everlasting,
and won’t let us turn and walk.

I love you now.
My love will grow forever.
I have stopped my search.
I have found my treasure.

I wrote this poem when I was 21 years old and about to marry someone I actually shouldn’t have. I think I was trying to convince myself that he was the right one for me.

Ⓒ 2019 Lisa Shaughnessy

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