A Poem by Charlene Hughes

Before and the start of therapy for me. Still makes me cry!


A single tear did I cry, as it effortlessly moves down my cheek,

I unwittingly battle the flow, cause my spirit it is so weak.


My eyes, I shut them tight now, trying to stop the stream,

But this feeling of desolation, my heart, someone has stolen its dreams.


Moist…. warm…. salty! The bitter taste of loaming defeat,

I have savored this awful taste before, now I am demanding something just as sweat!


My friends tell me, “It can’t be that bad…. The feeling will pass…. You need to get over it!”

Until you’ve walked in my shoes… until you’ve lived my life… these feeling are really the pits!


My soul, the hurt is so dire now, for I have lost my discerning way,

I’ve stumbled down the wrong weary path, but I pick myself up and say,


“Dust yourself off…. Find a new way…. Don’t be ashamed to ask!”

You’ve lost your way, don’t be afraid, find help in fulfilling your task.


The road is long and meandering, new obstacle around every bend,

But I thank my Father from up above, a long way since that first tear streamed in.


A single tear did I cry, as it trickles silently onto my face,

How I think of hurts past in my life, I’ve gained new strengths to taste.


My eyes, I close them tight now, not trying to stop the weeps,

For the wonderful guidance that I have found is helping me to achieve my peace!

© 2015 Charlene Hughes

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Added on April 11, 2015
Last Updated on April 12, 2015
Tags: Depression, fear, sadness, defeat


Charlene Hughes
Charlene Hughes

Overland Park, KS

I dabble a bit with poetry. I find that I write more poetry when I am feeling my lowest. That hasn't been for a while now but I would like to share some of what I have written. I have written on wha.. more..