Of all the emotions I have felt in my life
Desperation has been the most
Difficult to hold in the body
Of the Soul.
To be so hungry for some measure of relief
From the pain and suffering
But not know which way to turn
To alleviate the suffering.
To stay in the state of desperation too long
Or for it to arrive in the being too many
Times is concerning to the
For it can be like a tsunami
That washes over the soul
Drowning out any sense of Hope.
Though others will look at you and say
But you have this, you are this
And the traveler says
I can’t feel it, I can’t see it.
Help, please help me
Pull back the waves of despair, hopelessness
and see the light.
Please, show me the way.
Because desperation is so personal and intrinsic
to the human being experiencing it
the individual must find their own way out.
The answers are found in the simplicities
And silence of life.
A gentle surrender to a Way of living
That coddles the soul and feels
Where the soul may come out and dance freely
And be welcomed by the Earth.