The Window of My Life

Edward Charles McDevitt

As I gaze out the window looking at the road,

I see a truck go by with a heavy load.

It brings to mind my life and what I had to bare,

Is it worth a mention? Does anybody care?

Some problems of my own weigh heavy on my heart,

Is the anyone listening and if so, where do I start?

There is no exact time, event or even place,

Just look into my eyes or better yet, my face.

If you peer close enough, you can see the pain,

Closer still a tear and perhaps, drop of rain.

I do have happy times along with all the sorrow,

Better times are sure to come for I still have tomorrow.

There are days that on my face you will see a smile,

I just need to contemplate and sit back for a while.

If I ponder long enough the heaviness will lift,

Put my problems in a pile and gently through them sift.

The happiness will separate and around me slowly fall,

Seems the hefty weight I felt was not there after all.

Looking back I can see that it was just my mind,

Happy times, always there, I just had to find.

May the words I write try and help someone,

The tear, drop of rain, were replaced by the sun!

  • Author: Edward Charles McDevitt (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 23rd, 2019 08:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: I have been going through so much with my family and under a lot of stress. It has caused serious medical and emotional issue. I\\\'ve been gone for quite some time and, by writing this poem, has helped me to cope with it all. I feel Blessed that I CAN write, I CAN express my feelings! By doing so, it has relieved so much of the stress and the main thing is this - No medication!!! What a true stress reliever writing can be for someone!
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Fay Slimm.

    The words are so appealing in this expression of coping with stress - and those final lines give a positive way of looking at outcomes. Thanks for sharing this written reliever with us Edward.

    • Edward Charles McDevitt

      As I told Outback, I'm sorry for the typo! It is so good to get back where my true passion is! The only regret is that there is only 1 allowed per day. So, I just go on day by day.. Thanks for reading Fay and, it's so nice to hear from you after all this time!!! Much fondness to you!

    • Goldfinch60

      May the sun be forever there for you Edward.
      Welcome back to the fold, yes writing can always help relieve the stress in our lives.

      • Edward Charles McDevitt

        Your words actually tell me the things I have come to acknowledge. It is a great stress reliever!! I take writing serious and I hope can inspire others to express themselves. I'm my own worst critic. Some of the writings (by my own admission) I believe to be not so good, are praised by others. That tells me the differences of opinion. Thanks Goldfinch.

      • Suresh

        We are ruled by our emotions, and there is no logic to 99% of contentions we face.
        So, like you, we need to find a personal space to reflect and hopefully deflect that which is negative energy.
        Your poetic expression best reflects that.

        • Edward Charles McDevitt

          Thank you Suresh. You have brought to mind how through writing, you can accomplish many things! The part where you say "deflect that which is negative energy" has never came to mind. That is why I enjoy this site so much. Different comments, opinions and sometimes constructive criticism. Thanks again for your comment.

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