Atty Davis

Buried Treasure - Poem by Atty Davis

You buried your treasure
Long before you were born
As you grew, it grew
Now it calls to you
It begs to be pulled from the ground

So with the tools of the world
Strapped firmly on your back
You set out to find it
Sure footed you have all that's needed
All that you once did lack

Soon the load becomes a burden
You blame yourself
You thought yourself strong enough
Maybe you are worthy of this treasure

Pain and suffering lead to surrender
Suddenly it becomes clear
Maybe it's safe to leave some tools behind
Clearer still maybe leave behind some more
Dare leave behind all of this and that and still some more
Finally what little is left is shaken off
It disappears before reaching the ground

Though not one step taken
A million miles forward seems to have gone
At your feet there is a sparkle, a glittering shine
You gently brush away the dust
Thrilled to reveal the jewels, the gold, the diamonds you may find
So blinding is the light
You can barely see
You pause in dismay
Then you burst out in laugh

A mirror is what you buried long ago
The sun has been pointing to the treasure the whole time
Now you remember once again
You are the TRUE treasure
It has been you the entire time.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Form: Narrative

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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