I look for warmth when I can’t feel love.
I look for solace when resolution is nowhere to be found.
I look for the quiet places when no words could describe how I’m drowning in pain.

I look for comfort when absolution is lost.
I look for inspiration to express my inexplicable confusion.
I look for the quiet places when life’s harsh realities are overtaking me.

I’m not looking for pie in the sky, nor for pipe dreams to become reality.
I’m not looking for elusive love to suddenly chase after me.
I’m not looking for more complexities to further burden me.

I look for the quiet places,
even if that’s the only bit of joy I could have
in the troubled world that I’m in.

I look for the quiet places,
where there’s no need to pretend,
where I don’t have to say I’m OK when I’m not,
where it’s all right to say, “Here’s the mess I’m in.”
where people, if there’s any, will embrace you just as you are,
but you leave feeling better and with inspiration to do better.

When you’re tired from your solitary confinement,
come join me in my search for the quiet places.
And there we’ll find the comfort that we need,
And there our hapless souls will find rest.

Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.