How do I express myself when words fail me?

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How do I express myself when words fail me?
Life feels like it’s passing me by yet days are full,
Friends call to drink tea and talk about their day
Other friends reply in support of my writing.
I should feel fulfilled with such wonderful people in my life

Chores are completed as if by rote, habit.
I read, I write, I attempt to be creative
Yet nothing brings satisfaction or direction.
Desires are dulled as if submerged in deep waters.
In my eyes I fail dismally to attain a life.

In search of this life I consider where I’m failing
Which only brings on more despair, money is the master.
I have no job, I apply for them daily
Two years I’ve applied yet interviews are rare
Is it my age, my appearance, my demeanour?

Oh I can fill the days with meaningless tasks
In fact I wonder at times where I would find the time
to fit in the hours required to be employed.
Are my days this meaningless or is my thought process awry
I’m asking you dear friend yet answers should come from within.

©2011 Trevor Litchfield
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4 Comments

  1. I see that words have not failed you, Trevor, in fact words have come together and you’ve expressed your feelings so well…Love the picture of the thinker…always makes me stop and wonder at such god given talent to create such pieces…
    Thoughts and ideas will come thick and fast , my friend, of that I am sure.. xPenx

  2. Thanks Pen, it took a while to get into the swing of things but it just started to flow. In the end I had to start editing it down because so much poured out onto the page

  3. Trevor this is great – i loved how you expressed everything in so few words, neat and concise.

    but sorry about some of the situations. i’ll hold good thoughts for you.

    • Thanks Bex, it was massively edited from the original 100 lines+ of the first draft. The situations are simply my life which I’ve come to accept most of the time, I just have days where it all overwhelms me.

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