Looking for something reliable Something I can hold Something undeniable That doesn’t leave me feeling cold. Looking for connection With someone connected to me Looking for affection The kind I can feel or see. Looking for another That doesn’t make me feel alone Looking for the other To make this world a home. There’s love in communication And that’s what I really need I’m searching for a deeper stimulation Something more for me. I’ve spent a lot of time Meeting others needs And I have a little hurt and anger In how others have treated me. I have an anger with myself In my needs and how I express them Still learning in the loss For in every loss a lesson. I have an anger at myself For actions, made in pain But I show compassion to myself For I sure can’t shoulder all the blame. I have a sense of grief In how I might have made others feel As I struggled for some peace and relief From the depth of pain I was facing, in my efforts to heal. I have a sense of loss In the things that weren’t there for me The things I couldn’t get across The things others maybe didn’t see. Pain can cloud your mind Pain can cloud your vision But pain must be given its time If we are to really connect with the life we’re living. Nothing is resolved Few things in this life are sure But as I try to problem solve Something deeper, feels, the only cure. Every day’s a step In the right direction Where I grow, knowing a little less In my journey, toward love and affection. © Daniel Breslin
Feeling sorry for myself In some ways that’s where I’ve been Trying to nurse a broken heart Deny the pain I’m in. Kind of used to fighting pain Just ploughing into something else Trying to focus heart and brain On making something of myself. Always trying to make something out of it Create something better than before But for awhile there’s been really no getting out of it And the pain in my heart has been harder to ignore. This particular pain Is not one I really know how to deal with But maybe in that there’s change Got to learn to accept and really feel it. I’ve been in search of comfort Not really sure of how or where to find it As certain things in life give me such discomfort And of them I’m constantly reminded. We can try and distance ourselves from pain Pretend our reality is not what it really is That’s something I’m trying to change But now and again I’m still guilty of this. I’ve found some comfort in sharing Something I’m constantly trying to improve But sometimes some things in life are wearing And you can’t help but feeling bruised. But today the sun is shining And I acknowledge that pain deep And I lose the sorry for myself part Not something you can always avoid but not a part you have to keep. I go out and face the day A little more aware, vulnerable, and yet stronger in who I am We all have our burdens to bare And not everything goes to plan. I don’t even know what that plan is Just that in my heart I want some change in And I feel more certain in the knowledge, we all have days Where it feels good, to meet and greet our pain within. © Daniel Breslin
Life is brief
And it sure can be hard
But if I had one bit of advice
I’d say, ‘give it your heart’.
There will be pain
There will be tears
Things will change
And with that comes changing fears.
Your heart will get broken
And you’ll break hearts too
That’s what happens to hearts
Who are brave enough to
Put their heart out there
For another to be seen
Or bare their cares
In pursuit of a dream.
Who give themselves to hope
Who give themselves to love
Yes, your heart will get broke
And that can be a dark road.
But each time your heart breaks
You’re learning something too
Where your passions lie
And who has feelings for you.
What you want to put yourself in
What’s calling to your soul
Who or what puts a spark in
Your heart and makes it whole.
You are searching for connection
With others and this world
There are times for your heart’s protection
But other times it needs to be hurled.
Into this world and its madness
Into others and their dreams
Yes, there will be sadness
But it is our feelings that separate us from machines.
When your heart gets broke
Yes, let it heal
But never lose hope
In the much bigger deal
Between you and this life
And what to you is real
And what for you is right
Learning to trust what you feel.
Don’t get too disheartened
As you walk through pain
For pain is just a feeling
Present in growth and change.
Each time your heart breaks
It’s teaching you deeper love
Maybe you’d too many fears
Maybe you couldn’t fully trust.
Maybe it’s on them
But maybe it’s something in you
Heartbreaks are guide posts my friend
Calling you toward deeper love too.
Toward deeper connection with yourself
Toward deeper connection with this world
And that life is not just about success
But learning to love in its twist and turns.
Learning to know yourself
To love yourself deeper too
Learning to love the journey
And to love others journeys too.
I try put my heart in everything I do
That’s how, I, choose to live
And I’ve felt my heart break as things fell through
But that’s just teaching me where to give.
Heartbreak teaches you to love better
It teaches you to love more
And I will love again
There’s nothing more sure.
Give your heart to this world
I don’t think there’s any other way
Make your feelings known
And in your feelings, feel okay.
Rejoice in sharing your feelings
Feel okay when those feelings aren’t shared
We’re all on a journey of discovery
For which none of us are really prepared.
Know others have their fears too
Their own experiences of this world
And they might be scared too
Of the heart that you’ve hurled
But that shouldn’t prevent you
Remaining true to what you feel
And heartbreak tells you
Your feelings are very real.
Learning how you manage them
Therein lies the key
And in every heartbreak I’ve experienced
That’s been the learning for me.
If you can dance in the rain
Believing better days will come
Maintain hope in pain
Then I’d like to see you when there’s sun.
Yes, you will get hurt
But above all, you’ll really feel
And heartbreak just comes with the turf
In the search for something real.
Life is brief
And it will leave you scarred
But if I’d one bit of advice
I’d say, ‘give it, give it your heart’.
© Daniel Breslin