Just Hold On

What do you do when the desperation seems real

And you feel things no one else wants to feel?

Where do you turn

When reaching out makes you a burden?

When you feel your options running low

And there's no where else to go?

You don't have much in you left to fight

But you can't just disappear into the night

Hold on, hold on, tell yourself to just hold on

One day soon all these troubles will be gone

Get yourself together

Don't stop believing it gets better


© 2014 Shannon

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ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

Hoping all our teoubles : ) drift away. Love the message. Yes. Hold On.

Kim


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Haha. I thought I fixed that! It's fixed now. :)


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Keri Eichberger 2 years ago from West Des Moines, Iowa

Beautifully written. I've been in that same place...it does get better.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

I know, Keri. Thank you for your kind words.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great words for a troubled soul.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

I only know of One to turn to in such desperate times, dear Shan. For me, I know He is the only one to fill that empty hole inside my soul and the only one who can satisfy. Your words are deeply felt.

God bless you. (((Hugs)))


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

You capture that desperate, sad feeling so well. Wishing you comfort.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Eric.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Of course you are right, dear Faith Reaper. I suppose that point is eventually reached for most everyone, including myself, and more often than not the first and/ or only one I turn to. There are moments of feelings so intense that it is a sort of struggle for peace needed right then. And it is a lonely feeling knowing a friend cannot even be there to offer any comfort just by being right there in those moments. After the feelings pass, and for me, somewhat quickly most of the time, the only real choice is quiet acceptance. Maybe in time things will seemingly take care of themselves or other solutions I had not considered will show themselves.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, FlourishAnyway!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Hi, I think we all feel like this sometimes, it can feel as though there is a huge cloud above us, but it does get better, your poem said it all, nell


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Nice sentiments and yes, just hold on better times just around the bend.


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

Beautiful poem. I can certainly relate. God bless you...


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, thank you, Nell. It's not pleasant, but, yes, it does get better.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Rasma.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you for your kind words, mothersofnations.


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Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

I've definitely felt the emotions expressed in this poem before! It's very good work, it almost reminds me of a song.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Ryem, thank you! I love it when a poem reminds others of a song. Songwriting is something I want to do.


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Damanee Bailey 2 years ago from Jamaica

Great words of encouragement :)


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Damanee.


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

Very inspirational shanmarie. Many times we feel alone, lost and ready to give up. Your hub gives each of us the inspiration to go on.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw. Thank you, Lisa. If people find inspiration in my words, I am glad.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great message in a beautiful poem. ^+


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Jackie. You guys are awesome! That poem was my own pep talk, so to speak, when I felt all alone. It's good to know it might encourage others as well.

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