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Many of us feel the need to question life. Sometimes we are fortunate to find the answers we seek, and sometimes we find ourselves just drifting endlessly, searching for the answers that seem to constantly elude us.

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mel
It was as if the author was ilustrating my exact thoughts.
Alex
I liked the poem It really expresses how I feel
richard
it is vere good
manu
while i read the poem . i was a litl sad. and introspective. abt my life. this poem seeme dto convey very beautifully what i ahd always wanted to say . and could never do. this was like antidepressant. removing a heavy weight from my pyche. i felt relieved and in the comapny of ppl like me

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Drifting

I sometimes find I'm drifting
Through this life without effect;
I often wonder if I'm truly
Worth what I've been blessed.

I search through days that have been hard,
To try to understand,
The many trials that I have known,
The life that I have had.

You see me in my daily grind,
So confident and strong;
Yet when I am alone, I question
Just where I belong.

I often try too hard I find,
To analyze and guess,
To scrutinize, investigate
My life I will confess.

For somewhere deeper, there must be
Some meaning to this life,
Some way to make a difference,
Give a reason for this strife.

Is there some hidden meaning?
Some agenda to be found?
A greater purpose waiting
If I care to hang around?

It teases and it taunts me,
Always slightly out of sight;
A hazy vision out of reach,
Where darkness hides the light.

I struggle to bring clarity
To what awaits me there,
And yet this weak illusion
Always fades before my stare.

It seems the harder that I try,
To focus through the haze,
Just serves to add more questions,
Through my endless, tired gaze.

Perhaps I'm trying just too hard,
To understand it all,
For can we ever truly know
Just what we have in store?

Each incident, each moment passed,
Just adds upon the next,
But in the end, will I find truth ...
Or will I be perplexed?

Perhaps I make it harder
Than it has to be sometimes,
But will my searching bring to me
My meaning over time?

Or will it leave me broken,
And confused as I feel now,
While questions bring no solitude,
To this, my wrinkled brow.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Mayra
I guess we all come to a point in life and ask ourselves "why are we here". I can say that I think about my future,a lot, but have been told not to. I guess we should accept the way we feel, because everyone else feels the same. Excellent poem, I hope the next is just as good as this one :)
Danette
its AWSOME
Babs
a great poem to read,i think so many people feel like this from time to time, it made me think of my sister, just how she is feeling at the moment.
Nick
hey dis poem makes me think love the poem be nice if i could write stuff like that any advice?
Derek
I really love this poem. It is a reflection of a prolific thinker whose 'thought factory' will certainly has an impact on the reader.
Amelia
Your poem is very touching. It describes so much of my own life. And I would like to share with people I know.
carolina
this poem is how i feel at times. i think its great poem
jessica
Wow i can totally relate to this poem. good job its a great piece
annisaa
COOL! very great poem. !
MELISSA
THIS POEM IS VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL AND IT RELATES TO ME ON SO MANY LEVELS AND YOU HAVE A GREAT TALENT.
Cherry Rose
This poem really touch me. It's because my life relate at this poem. I really find a poem that relates me and at last i found it. This is it!. In all of the poem i read, this is the best poem can relate to my life. Keep up your good work, Kim McCallum! I really really love it!.
Somenath
It happened to me when i passed out of the college. As I stepped into the wilderness of professional world, i felt lonely. no friend, no guide, no direction. i suffered a lot. this poem has really portrayed my feelings of those days.
Ruby
i have had this filling of empty in me for a while now well since i graduated high school! what do i do know where do i belong what am i spost todo ya know! this poem makes so much since i love it
sandy
What a gift you have. Thank-you for sharing it with us. Your words made me stop and think. could have so easily been written for me.
BUD
A WONDERFUL FRIEND SENT THIS TO ME IN MY HOUR OF NEED ,IT WAS LIKE A REVELATION . THROUGH HER THIS POEM HAS OPENED MY EYES AND GIVEN ME HOPE AND COURAGE TO MOVE ON IN LIFE.
chelsea
Wow i thought it was a great poem and i will keep it with me forever. I want to thank you for sharing it with us,i enjoyed it alot!
faces
WELL THIS POEM REALLY HIT HOME FOR ME. I FEEL LIKE THAT EACH AND EVERDAY ITS HURTS TOO.
Michele
I am in my early 50's and I have questioned life like Kit. I have wondered if my life just consisted of raising kids, working and just being a house wife.
mack
i found that this poem is all to true.
Chrystal
when i got done reading this poem, i understood that it is har to see life if you travel through its trails.
kimmi
that was a good poem and you explained really well good job!
Aakriti
I've voted for this poem because i really identify with what it brings out about life and its complexities, having reflected on precisely the same thoughts conveyed in the poem.
Tricia
I really like this poem. This is how I felt before I let God come into my life. Ever since I have let him in. My life seems to be a whole lot better and I seem to understand things more. I don't really feel alone anymore
Misty
loved this poem. sooo deep. endless questions. whats the purpse of life?? loved it. too often, i question myself too.
Monica
This is the true meaning of life. I know this is the way I feel everyday. It is truly inspiring
Greg
I think that this poem is really good it would speaks to everyone that reads it. it really spoke to me.
Andrea
Interesting and true poem.
Karen
You touched on the meaning of life. We start our journey through life searching for all those things we need to know, we then question them and off we go again searching for new meaning. I was searching for poems to express the loss of my 16 year old son that was killed in a work accident, and came acroos yours, Well done I love this poem and will add it to my sons album. Thank you and best wishes Karen Hudson.
Marci
Wow, I relate to this poem as it seems was written just for me. I would enjoy reading more of your writings.
Debbie
One word. WOW ! this is exactly me. Probably many people in the world also. I loved it.
Starlene
for some odd reason the words in this poem just explain me its just like this is a poem about me its so cool well not really so ya. Ive went thru real lot of pain in the last little while and it feels like im drifting away from everyone i know.
Shelly
If I had the ability to write about how I feel or think, this would be the poem I would write. It says exactly how I feel and addresses the confusion I feel the more I seek the understanding. We have to go on faith and follow our gut feeling when we don't see clearly the path. Thank you for this poem. I love the name and as you can see by my email name that I to am drifting thru this very brief life.
Sadie
I can really relate to this poem. Sometimes how the poem describes life I even feel lost! This is an amazing poem. Great Job!
Molly
hey i think this is a really great poem
Amit
I loved the poem, I have been having these feelings for years and Now these feelings have just got words!. This peom says it all!. And what a way to say it!. I just cant describe how I feel!. Great Work!
joy
. powerful & evoking
Tracy
I loved your poem! I think your thoughts are very open and so very true. Alot of people can relate, im sure that Im not the only one. Keep it up, I would love to se more of your work!
sYen
this poem. is so real. the way u wrote it,really potrays our life today. really inspirational. *thumbs up for you*
Donna
a very very good poem true to life true to the way i feel about my life i dont know where im going or what meaning i have in this life.
Denise
This poem is truely depict of Life as seen on my ever bending journey towards growth. It speaks clearly of one's thoughts as we attempt to hold on to our sanity and our faith as we journey through this life. This author has a gift, I hope to see more of her work here. thank-you for sharing with us.
elsa
very good
Jazmin
Great poems as i am so confused about my life and where i'm heading thanks for sharing your wonderful poem with me.
fay
exactly how i feel
Fatima
Awesome poem! it touched my heart. felt like my own feelings
Rowena
It is simply beautiful. and it touches my heart. Nice piece.
HEATHER
BEAUTIFUL. SOUNDS AS IF YOU WROTE THIS ESPECIALLY FOR ME.
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