Lying in bed trying to nap, I came to a realization today

While my brain was spinning webs, a thought lodged itself to stay.

We are all searching for that something special, even those who seem to have it all together.

A shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold

The sharing of joys and sorrows and stories told.

We are all searching for someone who needs us, even as we strive for our own independence.

Despite outward appearances, men are not immune

They feel the struggle as keenly as women do.

We are all searching for joy and happiness, in spite of the dictates society gives us.

In getting to know one another, patience and tolerance are needed

As we never know the struggles and strife our companion may have seen.

We are all searching for understanding, as that is what we all desire.