Cathleen Hodgkinson

New England, USA
Cathleen Hodgkinson
New England, USA

Finding Integrity

Rating: 5.0
Seeking revelation...she lost all clarity to see.
Perfection is not what she looked for.
Who is he? Where can he be?
So she set out to find a man's most shining quality.

Taking a deep breath, wiping her tears away.
Her heart now broken and shattered...she'd had enough.
Her hopes of the 'fairy tale' long gone.
She shivers at the thought of another loveless day.

In her quest to find him, longing to touch his face.
To look into his eyes, her trembling contrasting his calmness.
His acceptance and devotion, he'd know just what to say.
To feel for once...for the first time...she was in the right place.

His sense of completeness, soundness, honesty, his intuition.
His ability to 'rise up' to any occassion with grace.
He can laugh at his imperfections, accept his truth.
He'd honor one's beliefs as he stood by his convictions.

He can give a good arguement...standing his ground.
All the while not choosing the arrogance of superiority.
He can cast his ego aside....with the utmost dignity.
He knows what matters most...the fairness in right or wrong.

This inner beauty, second nature to this man.
His patience, fairness, incredible strength, loving heart.
His ability to cherish happiness, a noble soul so rare.
To value love and life, always giving the best he can.

Upon her revelation, now all too clear to see.
Perfection is not what she looked for.
Who is he? Where can he be?
She's still trying to find him...but now truly believes...
There is only one shining quality in a man...and that quality is Integrity.

(Revised)
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
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COMMENTS
James B. Earley 21 June 2008
Its not about your finding this man....this man should come running to you!
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Michael K 20 June 2008
Always continue looking up.. never stop believing.. let the Brightness of the Moon light your path.. and the Last Star guide you...
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Sathyanarayana M V S 15 June 2008
a perfect 22 c. man....I hope u find soon...remember my words
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Dr.subhendu Kar 11 June 2008
There is only one shining quality in a man...and that quality is Integrity................that is the sheer truth by the revelelation, heart still bleats redoubting the strenth by the integrity of man, that counts the gleams of a person adoring and admiring the own ness, that really deserve love, well penned,10+, thanks for sharing.
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~ Jon London ~ 10 June 2008
This is so emotional Cathleen, strong heart felt piece....I hope you that you find the love you deserve.......Fantastic poem '10' Stacks of dishes Jon
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