Can’t Seem To...


I can’t seem to focus,

I can’t seem to think;

a thought that is floating

just seems to sink.


I can’t seem to make sense

of the words in my head.

I can’t get to grips with

the news that I dread.


I can’t seem to smile

and I just don’t know why

all I can do now

is sit here and cry.


I can’t find the words,

to express how I feel;

with this situation

becoming so real.


I can’t find my refuge,

I can’t seem to see

that whatever happens

what will be will be.

Submitted: January 14, 2019

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Donald Harry Roberts

It's called midwinter blahsie blues...A nice clear day will wash the blues away

Mon, January 14th, 2019 8:52pm


Thanks, DH.

Mon, January 14th, 2019 1:02pm

Mike S.

Hang in there, Hull, but I know the feeling, sometimes

Mon, January 14th, 2019 9:52pm


Thanks, Mike, that comment means a lot!

Mon, January 14th, 2019 1:56pm

B Douglas Slack

This could easily be me talking, Hully. I've a terrible case of post-holiday blahs. No interest in doing anything constructive.


Mon, January 14th, 2019 9:52pm


I've definitely got a severe case of the 'downs' right now, Bill. Thanks for reading.

Mon, January 14th, 2019 1:57pm

Sue Harris

I can relate to this, Hully. I always feel down at this time of year, my mind is foggy and my energy and motivation depleted. A very honest, and well penned poem that I suspect will resonate with many.

Mon, January 14th, 2019 10:16pm


Thank you so much for that, Sue.

Mon, January 14th, 2019 2:28pm

Jeff Bezaire

I think you've perfectly put the feeling into words here, Hully. Don't get too distraught, it'll pass in time, but it's a horrible experience when you're in it. Maybe time outside with the cats or a new book will help ease you away from the rainy coast to the majestic blue yonder. The wind of inspiration will wrap around you again!

Mon, January 14th, 2019 10:17pm


Thanks, Jeff.

Mon, January 14th, 2019 2:23pm


Sorry to hear you feeling this way. Definitely a lousy feeling. Keep fighting and be strong, Hull.

Mon, January 14th, 2019 11:34pm


Thanks, jmm. I appreciate that.

Tue, January 15th, 2019 1:57am

Tom Allen714

Nice poem Hull, your just one spring sun away from feeling better...Tom...

Tue, January 15th, 2019 1:49am


Nice thought, Tom, but I doubt it will work. Thanks for reading.

Tue, January 15th, 2019 1:58am


I like your poem. Just remember, though, that after the rain comes the rainbow and the sun :)

Tue, January 15th, 2019 6:34pm


Thanks for the 'positive' comment, Kevin, and for taking the time to read the poem.

Tue, January 15th, 2019 10:59am

Melancholic Wisdom

I can relate to this, what I sense is a feeling of being unable to find your safe space. Good work Hully I love your writing

Wed, January 16th, 2019 5:27am


Yeah, that is a place that has definitely gone missing somehow. Who knows if I'll ever find it again. Thanks so much for reading.

Wed, January 16th, 2019 9:14am

Keke Serene

I hope you feel better soon Hully. Sometimes, it is best to just cry it out. Take care.

Wed, January 16th, 2019 8:19pm


I shout, scream and wail at the sky, Stars, even if only inside my head.
Thanks for being always supportive.

Wed, January 16th, 2019 12:46pm

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