A Glimpse of Gold (with audio)

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I have been warned that I fall in love with people too easily,
but I have my reasons.
I am not naive,
I can see people’s faults and dark intentions,
but I also see their hidden riches.

I am captivated by the unusual and overlooked rarity in people.
If there is gold in someone,
I will gleefully get a glimpse of it
in all its glittering glory.
I have fine tuned my expertise in extracting
the exceptional from the expected.
I delight in the dingy,
marvel at the mundane,
and comprehend the complicated.

Will I be hurt by such an enthusiastic love for man-kind?
Without a doubt.
Uncovering gold deposits in a person means
you have to push past their pains
and I’ve found that pains
don’t like to be disturbed.
I have taken my fair share of knocks and nicks;
some have left scars.

For love is not easy and some people bury treasures deep.

Still,
I believe it is worth it, for I seek not after fools gold.
I am not easily distracted by fake displays of brilliance.
I’m after the authentic prize,
the one that people often don’t even know they are carrying.
Amongst the dirt of lives I find treasures too beautiful to name.

And just so you know, my heart smiled as big as my grin 
when I caught a glimpse of glimmering gold in you.

A Glimpse of Gold audio version by Secret Thoughts Within

41 thoughts on “A Glimpse of Gold (with audio)

  1. It takes a lot of patience and efforts to actually discover the authentic goodness hidden inside a person. It take a very strong person to be able to push past the bleakness and uncover the gold. I love love love your poetry. It gives a message that there is hope for all of us. Ahhh, excellent writing! ❀️❀️❀️

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    1. Aashi, I just have a quick question… would you be willing to give me permission to link to your page for an award post I’m doing? It’s not for a nomination (I don’t do those), just a mention because you are fabulous πŸ™‚ Otherwise, I can simply write your name without the link if you’d prefer.

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  2. Let me tell you this. This is one of the best pieces I’ve read of yours. This is truly amazing and beautiful!! Great work!!

    It’s so hard to find that inner gold in a person. It takes time and patience and pain to reach that point deep. And a very few are able to reach.

    and I’ve found that pains
    don’t like to be disturbed. – This is so so true!

    For love is not easy and some people bury treasures deep. – This is deep and relatable.

    I’m after the authentic prize,
    the one that people often don’t even know they are carrying. – So true! The prize that only others see!!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! It is a precious gift to see the genuine parts of people through all the walls we build up throughout our lives. Beautiful work and the audio is so soothing. You should record meditations πŸ’—βœ¨

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  4. Excellent. Wonderful. I really like this: “I can see people’s faults and dark intentions, / but I also see their hidden riches” ; and this: “Amongst the dirt of lives I find treasures too beautiful to name.” Fantastic ending lines. And of course a great reading!

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  5. Oh, this was so wonderful in your message and in the words/verses describing you and your views and process for extracting it. Especially, loved your last couple of lines!! Awesome, Dear, Bellissimo!! So Love your recordings too.
    It is so great to read your piece and then put your recitation on and close my eyes and take in the visual imaginings of your words. Love to hear you speak your words to our hearts!!
    xoxo
    πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΉπŸ˜βœ¨

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    1. Chuck, I can’t tell you how encouraging this message is. This was a really meaningful piece for me and like anything worthwhile, it was a struggle to bring to life πŸ˜†
      It’s also lovely to hear that the audio brings it to life.

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      1. I’m so glad my comment made you happy, Dear! It is clear to see that it is a moving and powerful piece and came from your heart and experience!!! I loved it too for the message that there is good you can find in most people. Your ending was Killer!! I am sure your followers have all become addicted to your voice and the ability to listen and visualize while closing their eyes – I have!!! LOL!
        xoxo
        πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸŒΉπŸŒΉ

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