Lonely Souls poem

The following is the poem in which I had name my website & blog after. I wrote this one back in 2001 & it has become my favorite one that I have written - mainly because it has a very special meaning to me.

LONELY SOULS
by Tiffany A.Brown 2001

LONELY SOULS CRY TO BE NOTICED
BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE

THEY THINK THAT LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING
AND THAT NOTHING SEEMS FAIR


I WISH THAT I COULD HELP
SOME LOST AND LONELY SOULS
BUT I TOO HAVE PROBLEMS
THAT NO ONE ELSE KNOWS

I KEEP THEM LOCKED UP INSIDE
AND NEVER LET THEM GO
EVEN THOUGH I FEEL THE SAME
I WANT OTHERS TO KNOW

IF YOUR SOUL IS HURT
AND LIFE SEEMS UNFAIR
THERE IS SOMEONE WHO LOVES YOU VERY MUCH
AND WANTS TO LET YOU KNOW HE CARES

HE'S THE SON OF GOD
A VERY SPECIAL MAN
AND HE'S THERE FOR YOU
WHENEVER YOU NEED A HELPING HAND

I wrote this poem one night after coming home from the hospital where my father was in surgery for lung cancer. My parents are divorced & my new step-mom was there. When they first told me that he was going in for surgery they had asked me to not tell my mom. However, I didn't agree with them. I was very upset and felt my mom should know - mainly for my brother's sake, in case something should go wrong.

Well the day of the surgery, my mom & a few other people showed up - uninvited by me or my step-mom - and, let's just say, it wasn't pretty. My whole family was forced to leave the hospital. I was very upset & after I came home, I wrote in my journal. I also wrote this poem out of that hurt, because it was a time in my life where I wasn't very close to my father & I missed him a lot.

But God reminded me in that moment that I'm never alone, no matter what I'm going though. My earthly father may hurt or abandon me, but Jesus promises that He will "never leave me, nor forsake me" and that is what I wanted to express in this poem.