In times of trouble what do you do?

Do you wish in times of trouble,
that you knew what tomorrow may bring?photo credit: <a href="">SalFalko</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>
Do you wish away the hours?
or hope that tomorrow never comes?

Do you sit by the phone for news?
or while away the days wondering?
Do you make promises with a God,
or do you send divine messages to the universe?

Do you deny there is a problem?
Or make sure the whole world knows?
Do you sit in silence praying?
Or do you scream and shout and cry?

Do you stay awake at night?
Or sleep but wake up early?
Do you drink to forget,
only to wake and remember?

When a worry takes control,
of your every waking thought,
can you function quite normally,
or do you have to take time out?

Do you believe in Karma?photo credit: <a href="">anarchosyn</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>
or that God is good?
Are you a stoic who can take what comes,
Or someone who rages “Why me?”

I myself I worry quietly,
stay awake, and cry alone,
but regardless how I worry,
tomorrow always comes.

If I was given tomorrow today,
If I could see what it will bring,
Would I be brave enough to face it,
Would I really want to know?

I think I’d rather not,
for at least as I sit here today,
my friend “Hope” is still beside me,
and that helps to keep my worries at bay.

photo credit: SalFalko via photopin cc
photo credit: anarchosyn via photopin cc

8 thoughts on “In times of trouble what do you do?

  1. nice poem, i personally deal with it in many different ways – sleep disruption, thinking, worrying and then, as you said, the day arrives regardless of what i do or don’t do. i tend to take what comes in life, but still worry about things i can’t change at times.

    1. Thanks a million. We had better news on Friday so we are hoping the next week will be less difficult. And as for night time worries, they are the pits. Funny the little things I worry about at night rarely even bother me by day.

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