Thoughts On a Dark Day & Life is Beautiful

A Poem By Libby // 6/15/2018

Thoughts on a Dark Day

Words are floating
in my head,
trying to describe
a worthless thread
of thought
that winds
about inside
my mind.
Maybe worthless
isn’t how I
should describe
it.
It’s painful;
important;
It cannot be
described.
Why do I
hurt
so much that I
can’t even think?
There’s worse
out there,
so why does this
matter?

Maybe I’ll look back
someday
and read this poem
and laugh
and say
“I wrote this?”
and wonder what
was amiss
in my brain.
But I hope not.
My memories are
sacred,
set down
in writing.
I’m hurting now,
I’m frustrated.
It feels like
I can’t
bear the pain.
It will pass
in time,
I know—
but I hope I
won’t have to
bear it again.

I don’t even know
why
I hurt.
Yes,
I do,
but I don’t want
to say.
By the way,
is this even
poetry?
Sure, maybe,
but who cares?
It feels like
no one’s
even
there.

Life is Beautiful

I’m smiling,
laughing,
the world is full of
life
and I’m
happy.
My
day
is turning out
great.
Yesterday owns my
hurt.
My wounds were
painful,
but they are
healing now.

How could life be better?
It’s just a matter
of seeing
the bright side
of things.

Tomorrow,
I’ll think
today
I’m crazy.
I guess I’ll
just have to
borrow
from today’s store
of happiness
when tomorrow
comes.

But here
in the now,
there’s nothing but
life,
overflowing and bubbling,
no fear,
no pain,
no stumbling
in the dark.
Just smiles
and laughter,
because
life is beautiful
again.

Comments

It can sometimes helps to

It can sometimes helps to just describe what you’re feeling, to express what you’re going through. It’s actually therapeutic, in a way. I don’t know if I would worry about making them better. They convey the emotions very well.

Jill Levine Tyler | Mon, 06/25/2018

Jill L. Tyler

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Thanks for the comment. I

Thanks for the comment. I can't say how many times I've just had to write things down on paper when life is going crazy. And it does help. I'm glad the emotions came through well enough. Thank you again.

Libby | Thu, 06/28/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

I feel like they’re very

I feel like they’re very perfect as-is. :) and yes, writing about our emotions like this really helps. To me it gives a sense of grounding. Almost like affirmation that yes, I’m struggling, but yes, it’s okay. If that makes sense. :) Well done, and very relatable.

Damaris Ann | Wed, 07/11/2018

God uses the milestones as stepping stones to bring us closer to Him. We may not see it in the moment, but we can always look back and see the memorials of His love in the crumbles of our stumbling blocks.

Yeah, that makes sense. I

Yeah, that makes sense. I like how you put it: a sort of affirmation. Thank you for your sweet comment. :)

Libby | Wed, 07/18/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper