I’m losing myself in pieces –
every year fragments of my soul
feel swept away by time.
My identity constantly decreases,
and I’m beginning to feel like a stranger
within the confines of my own mind.
Yes, I’m losing myself in pieces –
the jigsaw puzzle’s lovely image
has jumbled into an abstract mess.
But my search for meaning never ceases.
I continue holding the lantern,
calling out to myself in the darkness.
I’m searching for the lost pieces –
putting myself back together
one discovery at a time.
With faith, hope increases,
and despite being far from perfect,
I’m able to begin recovery’s climb.
-Poem Written by Justin Farley
My current collections of poetry, all available on Amazon, all written by me, Justin Farley. A Voice in the Wilderness is a chapbook of Christian Poetry, written about the joys, doubts, struggles, and sorrows of the Christian life. Nature’s Bounty is a collection of nature poetry celebrating my love for the outdoors. And Thorns of Love is the first book of three in a series of poems about love, this one being sad, breakup poems.
I write to reach the hearts of the searching, the suffering, the still fighting. I write to soothe my soul and hopefully to soothe yours too. I write to celebrate and attempt to put words to the beauty of life. Here are my published books on Amazon. More to come. A huge, humble thank you to anyone who supports my work.