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Was right in my backyard


I searched for years
For something..somebody
Never finding solace
Peace for this soul of mine

I crossed near every ocean
And walked through lands so hard
To find what I'd been missing
Was right in my backyard

She had always been there
Wishing on the stars
To find the one
Who'll calm her soul
And pour love into her heart


Jon (author) from UK on April 02, 2013:

Thank you so much Eddy !!!

I am so happy you loved it !!

Have a wonderful day :)


Simba XX

Eiddwen from Wales on April 02, 2013:

Oh what a beatiful poem!!I truly loved it and without a doubt vote up,across and shared !!!!

Have a great day.


Jon (author) from UK on April 01, 2013:

Grl thanks so much for reading and sharing

Love Simba x

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 01, 2013:

Voted up and beautiful. It's so true that a good deal of the time the love you are seeking is right there in front of you. Enjoyed and passing this on.

Jon (author) from UK on April 01, 2013:

Colin I wish you were right !!! lol

Im still on my nocturnal activity famine !!!!

Sending all my good vibes and energy from the west country far across the pond Jon 11.44 am gmt

Jon (author) from UK on April 01, 2013:

I think that some people (me included ) feel that love could never be right around the corner so we go in search of it in far distant places, when many times it has always been there at home !!

Love Simba XX

Jon (author) from UK on April 01, 2013:

Coffeatdawn , (love that username btw) thank you for you kind comments and it's not for anybody yet , but also for all of those who can relate to this situation !! Simba XX

Jon (author) from UK on April 01, 2013:

Hey Shauna !! thanks for the birthday wishes !

And nope not yet you'll be one of the first to find out though :) XX

epigramman on March 31, 2013:

Man oh Man, Sir Jon , if I could write like this and look like you - I would be getting laid all of the time and not even trying - lolo lolloplolpolllolll lol lol lol

You've got the whole package dude - you're hot you're smart you're gifted in the realm of love poetry - wow I could learn from a guy like you -'cos you're awesome. Sending belated easter wishes to you but sincerely and giving you a Canadian high five from 2 hands and 4 paws courteys of Colin and his cats at lake erie time canada 1:56am

Tiffany Pasquale from a place somewhere in my paradise Etheas. on March 31, 2013:

A beautiful poem so simply yet full of a thousand words that could never possibly reach the depth of the truth of such things. Sometimes it is in the darkness of your uncertainty you tend to look over what matters the most to you and it seems that love was that something.

Though I too have felt like I have felt the love of a soulmate; it is not what is close that I missed but what is so far that has reached me even through written word and has touched me in deeper places than I could ever have imagined.

Voted up.

MB from Philippines on March 31, 2013:

Hi Simba :)...this is a touching poem. Whoever the inspiration is or it will be dedicated to is fortunate to be considered a treasure. Voted it up :)

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on March 31, 2013:

Awesome! Have you found love, Jon? BTW, Happy Birthday!

Jon (author) from UK on March 31, 2013:

Thanks Hattie !!!

Hattie from Europe on March 31, 2013:

You Got that right! :)

Jon (author) from UK on March 31, 2013:

Karen thank you so much for reading it :)

love Simba X

Karen Hellier from Georgia on March 31, 2013:

This was a very sweet poem. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Jon (author) from UK on March 31, 2013:


Your visits and words always make posting on hubs a pleasure thanks for reading

Love Simba x

Jon (author) from UK on March 31, 2013:

Silver fish once again you are another soul who is proof that heaven is just there if you can only see it !!

Lovely story thank you for sharing it, here's to a happy future for you all

Simba x

Jon (author) from UK on March 31, 2013:

Thanks you for you kind comments great to see you drop in again


Martin Kloess from San Francisco on March 31, 2013:

Simple, sweet and elegant. Thank you.

Silver Fish from Edinburgh Scotland on March 31, 2013:

How beautiful and echoes my situation so well. After years of turbulant relationships my best friends brother had always been there to fix my car, rush to the airport to bring my forgotten passport, do my shopping, lend a shoulder to cry on help me in so many ways until I realised what an amazing guy he was. I am happy to report we are still together and now have two gorgeous children too. :))

Randi Benlulu from Mesa, AZ on March 30, 2013:

This is a beautiful poem and so true. We spend our time searching and often miss what is right in front of us (or in our backyard!) Thank for sharing this! Up+

Jon (author) from UK on March 30, 2013:

Thank you suzettenaples :)

There really is no place like home


Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on March 30, 2013:

The poem is beautiful and I love the photo - so charming! Isn't that the truth - sometimes happiness is found in our own backyard. As Dorothy said in the "Wizard of Oz" - 'there's no place like home.'

Wayne Barrett from Clearwater Florida on March 30, 2013:

Very beautiful, Simba. I too crossed oceans and for years dreamed of what I came to believe was only a fairy tale...But as it turned out, and yes it was practically in my back yard, I found my soul-mate. And in so doing...we both found peace!

Jon (author) from UK on March 30, 2013:

Thank you lathing !!

Great to see you pop in again :)


LaThing from From a World Within, USA on March 30, 2013:

Awesome!! Very touching and flows so well...... Another beautiful piece, Simba. Well done! Voting and everything......

Joanne M Olivieri on March 30, 2013:

This is so beautiful and lyrical. It could be set to music. Beautifully expressed.

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