VxPoem ID: 38816
Posted: August 24th. 2010 10:56:11 AM
by Stewart Bitkoff
Age Group: Adult
When we were children
there was a game we would play.
My brothers and I would ask
where the greatest treasure was hidden.
Was it buried in the troves of Arabia,
or buried in the mines of Africa?
Were the riches to be uncovered
in the tombs of Egyptian Kings,
or was the gold of Cortez a finer prize?
As we grew older
we continued our search
journeying into different parts of the land.
We built our homes
on a mountain, in a city,
and by the sea. Each searching
in our own way for the key.
Then one day
I met a man
who told me:
The treasure you have sought
When you uncover His Name
beneath the layers of dust
that surround your heart,
the Gates of Paradise will open.
And each day
as His Light flows into my heart
the Jewel sparkles a little more
singing praise to His everlasting glory.
Author's Location: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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