When Things Get Difficult. A Sonnet

Updated on July 25, 2020
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Writing poetry is an alternative form of self-expression and communication. What is the message you take away as you read this poem?

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. | Source

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.

Don't give up, no matter what. Perseverance doesn't demand more that we have but all that we have.

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." | Source

How Do You Handle Tough Times?

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© 2020 Audrey Hunt


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      13 days ago

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

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      Devika Primić 

      2 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      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.

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      3 weeks ago from Washington Court House


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

      Great words of wisdom.

      Thanks for the share.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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


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

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


      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.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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

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      Audrey Hunt 

      5 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


      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.


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


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

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      5 weeks ago from Chennai

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

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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      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!


      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.



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      Audrey Hunt 

      6 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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

      Thank you.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


      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!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      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


      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.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      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!

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      Jay C OBrien 

      7 weeks ago from Houston, TX USA

      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.

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      Abby Slutsky 

      7 weeks ago from LAFAYETTE HL

      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.

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      Shannon Henry 

      7 weeks ago from Texas

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

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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

      Take care


      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!



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      Parampreet Singh Arora aka Param Arora 

      7 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

      Really Nice Poem and motivation to overcome struggles.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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

      Thanks a lot.

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      Eric Dierker 

      7 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      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.

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 weeks ago from Minnesota

      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.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      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.



      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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Linda Lum 

      7 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

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

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      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..

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      7 weeks ago from India

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

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 weeks ago from Central Florida

      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!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      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.



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      Liz Westwood 

      7 weeks ago from UK

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

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      John Hansen 

      7 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 weeks ago

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

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      7 weeks ago from UK and Mexico

      Hi Audrey. Lovely sentiments and advice in poetic form.

      Wish we could see the stars in London though!

      Well done


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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Audrey, it's well appreciated.

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      Ankita B 

      7 weeks ago

      Beautiful poem Audrey.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 weeks ago from Idyllwild Ca.


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


      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.

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      7 weeks ago from USA

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

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      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      7 weeks ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

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


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