tired poem 2012There are times when I feel tired…
tired of hoping
tired of trying to make things happen
to make sense of things
to make sense of where I am
right now.

And when nothing works
I go back to where I was
to places I had been
and I try to bring back
the happy memories
times when I was
where I was supposed to be.

But sometimes memories are not enough
to feed one’s heart,
for soon I also get tired
of remembering
tired of looking back
tired of not being able
to bring back
the happy days before.

And in my tiredness
all I could do is rest –
one step at a time,
one breath,
one thought,
one heartbeat,
that is all that I could do,
and I guess that’s enough
for a while,
until I get my strength back,
my will,
my meaning,
my life.


  1. Corinne Rodrigues April 27, 2012 11:30 pm Reply

    I know how that feels, Joyce…tired of hoping …..but be very sure that His grace is sufficient for you…and He will see you through this time. ?


  2. DangerousLinda April 29, 2012 7:18 am Reply

    WoW!  Joyce, this speaks to my heart!  Lovely, lovely!

    I’d like to share this at 

    Thank YOU!

  3. Marthaorlando April 29, 2012 7:46 am Reply

    “One breath, one thought, one heartbeat” . . .  Life is sometimes two steps forward and one step back.  We want to rest in our past and sometimes resist the call of the future.  That struggle can and will make us tired.  When we lean on and trust in God, He can lift that burden of weariness from our shoulders and move us into the exact place we should be.
    Beautiful poem and reflection.

  4. Melissa Tandoc April 29, 2012 10:19 pm Reply

    This is so meaningful. I do get tired easily these days… it’s the thought that I am carrying the whole world at my back and my decisions would lead to our team’s success or delay…It’s all too foolish…

    And so I decided to take some rest… allowing God to do His task instead of owning it for myself. And I remember breathing again for the first time ~ and seeing other people and attending to their needs…


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