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When Things Get Difficult. A Sonnet

Writing poetry is an alternative form of self-expression for Audrey. A way to give life and meaning to one's deepest thoughts and emotions.

Don't Change to Get Away From Your Problems, Change Enough to Solve Them

Music from the heavens encompasses the soul.

Music from the heavens encompasses the soul.

When Things Get Difficult


Gaze into the heavens on a star-studded night

Travel at the speed of light a trip to the nearest star

An eternity of sound to which we are drawn

Music from the heavens encompasses the soul.


Close your eyes and feel the spaciousness within you

Gentleness, openness, surrender to the flow

No time for self-pity

Become your higher self


Polish off rough edges to let your light so shine

Breathe, let go, trust and believe

Peace out, peace in

The present moment is the only moment


Ride the current in the right direction, a path to gratitude

No need for control, you were never in control anyway

See the wholeness of another as one’s own wholeness

Moral elevation, a tribute to the greater good bringing peace within.

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

"Look for the silver lining when 'ere a cloud appears in the sky."

"Look for the silver lining when 'ere a cloud appears in the sky."

© 2020 Audrey Hunt

Comments

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on September 22, 2020:

Brenda

Life provides us with endless opportunities to grow, especially during difficult times. It's not easy, but it is necessary. (So I remind myself.)

Thanks, Brenda

Devika

I'm with you. Prayer gives me peace. I pray often. Thank you for being here, my friend.

Bhattuc

Yes, I agree with you. Determination is gas for our inner engine. Thank you for liking my poem.

Nithya

I like your comments, Nithya. There is always a silver lining. We just have to look for it. Blessings to you.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on September 18, 2020:

A beautiful, inspiring poem to get through tough times reminding us that there is always a silver lining.

Bhattuc on September 04, 2020:

Tackling with tough times is not so easy but once determined, one can do it. Nice poem.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 28, 2020:

True and a great meaning to life's struggles. The mind needs peace and I pray in tough times. I feel down but get out of it with a positive mind.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on August 22, 2020:

Audrey,

It is so true. There is a silver lining if one looks.

Great words of wisdom.

Thanks for the share.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 11, 2020:

Jay

Very good suggestions for dealing with tough times. Forgiveness frees the mind, body, and spirit. Thanks for mentioning this. Take care.

Lakshmi

I never tire from staring into the night sky, especially on a starry night. Thanks for being here.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 11, 2020:

Peggy

How are things in Houston? I enjoy your articles about this town. So many wonderful places to visit. Thank you for reading my poem. Life has changed for all of us...better times are coming. Until then, I wish you good health and well-being.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 11, 2020:

Abby

So nice to see you here. I appreciate your lovely comments. Thanks for liking the survey. Take care.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 09, 2020:

Eric

I could stare at the sky forever, both day and night. The stars ignite my imagination. I feel so small. Your comments are beautiful and I thank you.

Stay well, my friend.

Parampreet

Thanks for being here. So nice to read your comments.

Shannon

How's everything in your part of Texas? Be safe and well and thank you for the visit and nice comments.

Lakshmi from Chennai on August 09, 2020:

Yes ,you are right.Sometimes,starting at the sky will bring peace and stability.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 04, 2020:

Dear Linda Lum

You are one sweet lady and I thank you for your kind comments. I wish you peace, love, and a whole lot of fun!

Ruby

I sure understand how you feel. I've been there a thousand times. Anger is part of grief and it's okay. When I lost my son I gave away my earthly possessions, I was so mad. As reality sets in, we're faced with the pain of our loss. I have felt frustrated and helpless. These feelings later turn into anger. We might direct our anger toward other people, a higher power, or life in general. To be angry with a loved one who died and left you alone is natural, too.

Still, knowing what I've just said, I realize it probably won't help. The pain and loss we carry goes far beyond common sense. I'm so very sorry, Ruby.

Hugs,

Audrey

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on August 02, 2020:

Linda

I love your beautiful comments. You have a lovely attitude and I'm blessed to have your friendship here on hub pages.

Thank you.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 27, 2020:

Pamela

Thank you, my friend. We are living in troubled times with no answers to turn to. So many changes to make. The only thing we can control is our attitude. Thank goodness for friends like you!

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 27, 2020:

Dear Sha

This is a difficult time for us and I can't imagine those families who have lost loved ones to this virus. I feel bad for businesses...heck, the entire situation is unbelievable. I'm blessed, that's for sure.

I wrote this poem to help give others some kind of support. Your kind comments have confirmed that my positive approach just may help someone and that's all that matters.

Stay safe, my friend, and thank you

Danny

It's very nice to read your lovely comments and know that you've taken the time to read my poetry. Thanks for liking the images.

Take good care of yourself.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 27, 2020:

It is perfect timing to be reading a sonnet like the one you wrote, particularly during this stressful time of the pandemic. Blessings to you!

Jay C OBrien from Houston, TX USA on July 27, 2020:

I have handled tough times by changing what little I can. I feel better. Also, set boundries. You are not responsible for what others do. Learn what causes bad behavior and forgive.

Abby Slutsky from America on July 27, 2020:

This is a good poem for what is going on in the world. Thanks for sharing. I liked the responses of your survey at the end.

Shannon Henry from Texas on July 26, 2020:

What a beautiful poem! A motto everyone should live by.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 26, 2020:

Liz

Thanks for taking the time to read my poem. I appreciate your comments very much.

Take care

Bill

You sure did a great job on that porch of yours. Staying busy is your motto and it's a good one. I try to do the same. There's always an array of things to do, to learn and grow, and to be thankful for.

And, I'm thankful for you!

love,

Audrey

BrillzLife by Param Arora from New Delhi, India on July 26, 2020:

Really Nice Poem and motivation to overcome struggles.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 26, 2020:

John

Thanks for tuning in. When it comes to writing any style of poetry, you are the man! I value your comments.

Thanks a lot.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 26, 2020:

The stars and then this juxtaposition is awesome; Close your eyes and feel the spaciousness within you

I could go on. Just know that this was really good for me to read twice.

Sorry but I needed an "all of the above" to answer.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on July 26, 2020:

Such a lovely poem that reminds us to open up to the possibilities & let go of control. Life is what we make it and every moment counts. Thanks for the comforting poetry today Audrey.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 26, 2020:

Hi Bob

Is London mostly foggy or is London just portrayed this way in movies? Is this a silly question? Thanks so much for your kind comments and your visit. It's a pleasure to see your smiling face.

Take care.

Audrey

Lorna

How are you, my friend? I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I thank you for being here and yes, all we have is the present moment and for that I am thankful.

Thank you

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 26, 2020:

I needed this beautiful / positive message today. I feel anger inside. My son's life was taken from me. There are some days that I am thankful that he is pain free, today is not one of them. Please pray for me. My husband went to church without me. I couldn't go and listen to God's message. I don't want pity, I'm just so damn mad.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on July 26, 2020:

What a beautiful, positive message in these troubled times. Your loving spirit shines through. You have blessed us today. Thank you.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 26, 2020:

I like your first common about change as I believe that is a true statement. Your sonnet is beautiful and I love the message, Audrey..

Danny from India on July 26, 2020:

Beautiful message in pocket-size. Wonderfully presented with relevant images.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 26, 2020:

Audrey, this is such a beautiful message and a pleasure to read. Thanks for bringing positive thoughts to the forefront. That's what we all need in order to get through life, pandemic or no pandemic!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 26, 2020:

Problems? What problems? It's really weird to tell people my life hasn't changed at all during the COVID thing, but that's the truth. We are virtually untouched by all of this madness. Sure hope it stays that way.

And you? Healthy and happy I hope. Loved the message in this...problems are life, and life is problems, to borrow from the Buddhists. I just stay busy and keep moving forward.

love,

bill

Liz Westwood from UK on July 26, 2020:

There's a lot of depth and meaning in your carefully structured poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 26, 2020:

Nice to see you writing a sonnet, Audrey. Good message and sentiments.

Lorna Lamon on July 26, 2020:

Beautiful sentiments Audrey uplifting and full of hope. Living in the present moment and looking forward to the future. Wonderful poem.

diogenes from UK and Mexico on July 26, 2020:

Hi Audrey. Lovely sentiments and advice in poetic form.

Wish we could see the stars in London though!

Well done

Bob

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 25, 2020:

Ankita

It's nice to see you here. Thanks for reading my poem. I appreciate your comments.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 25, 2020:

Audrey, it's well appreciated.

Ankita B on July 25, 2020:

Beautiful poem Audrey.

Audrey Hunt (author) from Idyllwild Ca. on July 25, 2020:

Miebakagh

Thank you kindly for reading my poem. I'm very happy to hear that you like it. Take care.

Flourish

Hello, my friend. I hope all is going well for you. The line you especially liked is my favorite as well. Thanks for your support. I can always count on you.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 25, 2020:

Wonderful poem and underlying message. I especially liked the line about you were never in control anyway.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 25, 2020:

Hi, I like your poem it is wonderful. Thanks.

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