I Yearn For Peace: A Poem


I feel this tightening in my chest
I’m sleeping more, but get no rest
I’m ill equipped for trials like these
The kind that drops you to your knees
I don’t have answers that I need
I ask for help, I beg, I plead
I yearn for peace, a quiet heart
Instead I’m being torn apart
My failures rip myself in two
My lack of knowing what to do
I alone should hold the key
Trusting eyes will look to me
Instead I have to turn away
I never know just what to say
I stumble over broken thoughts
Unable to connect the dots
I long to climb up from this hole
To feel a peace within my soul