The Lonely Road- A Poem
The Lonely Road
full of waiting and anticipating.
Finding dead ends unfold.
Hearing talk greatness of untold.
Waking to madness and destruction,
Revealing anger and depression.
Seeking one way out
and always failing.
Finding only patience and
endurance are ways of prevailing.
Allowing hurt to seep out and promises seep in.
Giving a life of abundance a time to begin.
I wrote this poem over the summer at a time where I was feeling helpless and depressed. When I first started writing it, I felt a negative energy all around me and I didn't expect it to leave. I was just kind of, preparing myself for the worst. Once I got to the end of my poem, it took an unexpected turn towards a positive outlook. I was becoming hopeful again, that my current situation would change.
When I wrote, "The Lonely Road", I felt alone. I felt like no one understood what I was going through and that my situation wouldn't change. I had to force myself to stop thinking negatively because first of all, it wouldn't help and second of all, I had to believe that I wouldn't be in this position forever. I had to believe that better times were coming. I think this is where the positive outlook at the end of the poem came from.
Writing, sometimes helps me think more rationally instead of negatively. As you can see from the poem above, sometimes I have an initial reason for writing something down but as I continue writing the direction changes.
I believe God talks to me and through me when I write. This is only when I let myself go and stop thinking so hard. Sometimes I have to put what I wrote down for a day or so and come back to it to see hidden things I didn't notice while I was writing.
I wrote this poem a few months ago, and after reading it to day, I saw things that I didn't realize I wrote. At the time I was writing because I was angry. Like I said before, I didn't think the situation would get any better unless I ran away from it. But after reading my poem again I realize that I wrote, "Seeking one way out and always failing. Finding only patience and endurance are ways of prevailing". This means I need to stop running away and be patient, things will get better.
After writing this poem, I realize I always try to run away from my problems or things that I find to be difficult. I am now learning how to be strong and endure because that is the only way I can prevail.
I hope this made sense. Sometimes it's hard for my to try to explain my thoughts.Thanks for reading! =)