To Hold Onto

When you pray

Do you look up


When things blow up


With disaster

Feeling cursed

What is laughter

When nerves burst


Wiped away

Hammer blows

Why we pray

God only knows

Oh it hurts

You want to run

Sometimes in life

It is not fun


The pain beyond

The physical

Mind destroying

This is real


Desperate yells

Body shivers

Nowhere to hide

The end delivers


Hostile whispers

Call to you

Just end it now

What do you do


All the others

You have known

May have shared

Your inner moan


Blasted tears

Wash your face

 Fears are seeking

Holy Grace


On your chest

Your hands will guard

To sooth and comfort

They press hard


Anguish wrinkles

On your brow

Breathing halts

You forgot how


Hatred finds

What is hidden

Preys upon

What is forbidden


In all the sorrow

Ever sanctioned

It makes you see

What needs thanking


It’s hard to see

What is fair

If all you see

You just don’t care


For all the joy

You never had

The crying years

Weren’t all bad


The eyes that water

So reveal

In your heart

What is real


What pushes mind

To search for more

There is passion

When you look for


To feel such pain

That you are in

Simply allows

You to begin


Don’t hide the tears

And let them fall

We are human

After all


To miss a tear

And lock it up

Denies your right

This is a holdup


All the crimes

Done to you

Without love

Harm you too


Some help you need

And that’s ok

No one alone

Can live this way


When you are here

And need a hand

Hold your heart

Rise up and stand


With this gift

To hold onto

Faith is the power

To get you through



“With this gift

To hold onto

Faith is the power

To get you through”


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Paula Goodman
Paula Goodmanhttps://www.seekerofthesoul.com/
I am a deep thinker, lover of thoughts, and prolific writer sharing my words. In sharing, I am caring. I am a member of the human race with an appetite to motivate, inspire, empower, and provoke thinking. I am compelled to a vision that we are all here for a reason, life is like a deck of cards... “My cards. My deal. Life is learning the game!” #opism What is OPISM? I have come up with this term as my nickname is Op and they are my own quotes representing a moral doctrine belief system. Thus...Op+ism=Opism. #opism. My professional experience is disbursed across industries from financial services and sales to that of personal and emergency care. As one who has trained and coached, mentored, and taught; it has become a passion within to witness and feel joy in the achievement and success of others that I have been associated with. I am a lifelong learner and have created and facilitated various training materials. It is through such experience that I discovered the power of positive feedback in both professional and personal manners. I am self-disciplined, accountable, determined, humble, loyal, and adaptive; but above all, I value my integrity! I am a decent human being. It is with my greatest pleasure to share with others the power of positive words.