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A Trail of Tears - A Poem

Updated on September 21, 2016

I am on a trail of tears...

One filled with bitterness and strife.

Some days I am filled with no hope.

Please let this be the end of my life.

My days fill with empty promises.

My heart has been broken.

The betrayal is nearly too much to bare.

Why weren't they there,

when I needed them to care?

My heart has been ripped open.

The lies, oh how I hate them.

I am wrapped by chains of despair.

I had thought they cared.

How can I cope,

when I have no hope?

I am on a tail of tears...

I feel weak, as tear slides down my cheek.

It's not my fault...I tried.

I tried to tell them what was in my heart,

only to have it torn apart.

My life is meaningless,

right now I could care less.

I want to end it all now,

I don't care how...

I am on a tail of tears...

How can I forgive those that broke my heart with lies and betrayal?

How can I forgive this infliction?

How do I trust those that carelessly threw away my love and loyalty?

When will the pain of sorrow and desperation go away?

When will those who hate me pay?

Where do I find the hope to heal this pain?

God his name...

I bow my head and let the tears of anguish flow.

It is time to let it go...

“Dear Lord,

I am on a trail of tears.

I am in pain.

I have nothing to gain.

I beg you to come into my life.

Please, help me to heal from this bitterness and strife,

Before I end my life.

Please help me to forgive, too,

My heart beaten black and blue.

Please Lord, I pray...

Help me to get through this day.

Save me...Lord, I plea!

Please help me, make this day flee.

Heal me from this pain.

Help me to find peace.

Thank you, Jesus.

For your name I pray.

I was on a trail of tears,

My love battered and bruised.

My trust had turned to dust.

I was on a trail of tears,

for I had let the bitterness and hate,

nearly seal my fate.

My faith was once more restored,

in the glory of God's love.

He bound my sorrows and gave me hope.

I was on a trail of tears,

but God's love showed me;

that forgiveness is like the sunrise,

a ray of warmth to my battered soul.

“Thank you, Lord,” I pray,

“For brightening my day.

Thank you for healing the pain.

And the hope I gained..

It isn't easy, but I know,

wherever I go,

I will feel your love,

that has been forever told.

The end of the day I breathe,

sunshine running through the trees,

happiness is filled in me,

laughing at the memories.

“Dear Lord, I pray,

thank you for saving my day.”


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    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Ubanichijioke,

      Christ has stood by my side thru my darkest moments as well as my blessed ones, for that I will always be thankful for my Savior.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      Quite an emotional poem. When all hope seem lost christ will always be there for us.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Susie for posting your comment. Since writing this, my faith has been tested a number of times over the weeks. I am still leaning strongly towards God, and grateful that he is there for me. Thanks again for stopping by. :)

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      7 years ago

      Yes, He does heal! I've been there over and over again...Thank you.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks James,

      I agree, he has been there when I needed him. :)

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      Lovely poetry! Thank you for sharing your creative gifts with us. The Lord heals. He is our hope and our salvation.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank You Debbieraken,

      I am glad you liked it.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Crystolite,

      I am sorry it took me so long to respond. I had to take a break from HP for a few days to clear up some family issues. I can honestly say that I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for my faith. I just hope that my writing will help others to understand that God will always be there thru the thick and thin.

      Thanks for the vote up and God Bless.

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      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Great hub and beautiful. Really good work there. :)

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      7 years ago from Houston TX

      What a great hub and i really felt your pain in the beginning down to the middle. I believe there is always hope as long as we have faith. Life is a beautiful struggle and the lord is always there for his people. Cheers and God bless.

      Great hub and voted up.

    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks Maggie,

      I started this poem a long time ago in a dark moment of my life. I forgot about it until I was going through some old stories of mine. Suddenly the words to finish it filled my heart. I usually don't dabble in poetry, but was encourage to by my daughter.

      Thank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

      God Bless!

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      Nadine M AuCoin 

      7 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      This is very powerful,


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      Nadine M AuCoin 

      7 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      Very touching,


    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Eiddwen!

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      7 years ago from Wales


    • tlpoague profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thank you Caroline and Dave,

      I am glad you enjoyed it. :)

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Beautifully presented Thank you. Even men enjoy poetry.

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      7 years ago from Castaic

      This is a beautiful poem, Tipoague! You are absolutely right that when we surrender ourselves to God, it is only then that we find happiness. The world is full of betrayal, strife, and lies. It lets us down more than it lifts us up, but if we have Jesus in our hearts, we will find solace and comfort. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. Keep at it. God bless!:-)


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