Though life can sometimes seem like an endless journey of questions without answers, if we truly reach out beyond our inner walls, a lifeline awaits us.

This poem helped me to explore this feeling of hopelessness, and reminded me that in these times, friends and family are truly, only a phone call away.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life

In Times Of
My soul drifts aimlessly in times of hopelessness.
It searches tirelessly for meaning and truth ...
Yet finds no direction.

My heart bleeds quietly in times of loneliness.
It yearns to find warmth and happiness ...
Yet it somehow eludes me.

My eyes seek out visions in times of want.
They gaze endlessly through the blackness that envelops them ...
Yet they cannot see the light.

My ears listen earnestly in times of silence.
They search for familiar sounds to comfort and console ...
Yet they cannot penetrate the darkness that surrounds me.

My arms reach out frantically in times of despair.
They seek strength and compassion to enfold me ...
Yet they find nothing substantial to enwrap.

My mind cries out desperately in times of solitude.
It poses intense questions that demand answers ...
Yet there are none to be found.

***


My hand reaches out earnestly in these times of confusion.
It dials the number of a familiar and calming voice ...
And gratefully, my lifeline to sanity ... remains intact.

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  • Stephen
    I appreciate the succinctness of this poem. Searching for meaning is a universal theme and I still doubt where I am going (aged 50 years)
  • Jennifer
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  • Darlene
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  • Gustavo
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  • Jessica
    I like this poem because it makes me feel like I can have hope for a healthy future with my fiancee'patrick and my kitty pooter I am getting married by the end of the summer and want to be married only once so I am scared a little bit because I don't all of a sudden want a divorce to come up because I love this guy and he say's that he loves me well thank you for listening, and thank you for your time sincerely Jessica
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  • JONETTA
    I VOTED FOR THIS POEM BECAUSE IT TOUCHED ME IT MADE ME THINK OF MY LIFE EXCEPT FOR ME I STILL HAVE NOT YET FOUND MY WAY THROUGH THESE HARD TIMES BUT I KNOW THERE IS A WAY AND I KNOW I'LL FIND IT.
  • Darla
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    nice 1,i really can relate
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