A deep darkness comes And covers the earth And slowly removes Traces of my worth. Ghosts from the past rise Up to smother me With negative thoughts Of untold misery. My strength is gone. Hope has taken wing And left behind a Soul that cannot sing. For Life has changed and Rearranged my days. I am left to grieve All the "old ways." The fear of disease Can hold me captive, While I struggle to Become adaptive. -Yu/stan/kema-
Life is a roller coaster.
It’s full of ups and downs.
Just when we think we have control,
We are thrown out to the ground.
We try to hold on to time with a list
And keep to a schedule or two,
But just as we think we are almost done,
We are hindered in what we can do.
We go through life with our beliefs
And are sure we know what is real.
But betrayal can cause so much harm,
We’re consumed by the sorrow we feel.
We live our lives based on trust
And it gets us through the week.
But when things go wrong as they often do,
We learn we have to be meek.
It’s a hard virtue for us to learn
And it takes time to grow.
We can find peace as we go through life
If we learn to “Go with the flow.”
The world is such a lonely place
When you’re feeling “upside down.”
No one stops to talk to you
If you wear a frown.
They see you as invisible,
Not even worth their while.
They turn their faces away,
When you try to smile.
They do not know the grief inside
You try so hard to carry,
Nor do they comprehend the pain
From losses that tarry.
It’s difficult to see at first
The strength that love can give
To broken-hearted souls that need
Great courage to live.
It takes a single moment
To bestow an act of kindness,
Yet, what others say and do
Often becomes timeless.
Wherever you go
My love will follow,
To give you great strength
To overcome sorrow.
You can climb a mountain
And swim in an ocean,
Endure the wide swings
Of perpetual motion.
Still, you will find
And come to know:
“You are so loved,
Wherever you go.”
For a Mother’s love,
And the heart of a friend,
Will stay with you
To the very end.
Will there be anyone
Who will stand and fight
To save this great Country
And do what is right?
Will there be anybody
To stop all the lies
And keep hatred from growing
In front of our eyes.
Will men who are silent
Step forward and do
The things to unite us
And protect what is true?
It is time to lay down
The rancor and fear,
Stop all of the blaming,
And gather us near.
It is time to accept
What is real and what’s fair
Before we destroy
What we cannot repair.
There will always be hardships
That cause us great pain,
And droughts that will test us
Before we see rain.
There will always be childbirths
Filled with our screams
Before we are brought
The child of our dreams.
We often are given
Good things with the bad.
We cry tears of joy and
We cry when we’re sad.
When Christ died for us
To set us all free,
It gave me great joy
And left sadness in me.
An angel was sent from Heaven.
She was born and brought to our door.
Her cheeks were smooth and rosy.
She was all we were hoping for.
She blessed us with her arrival.
We saw Heaven within her eyes.
We held her in a warm blanket.
God sent us a sweet surprise.
We all gathered close around her,
And we promised to keep her safe,
To teach her of Love and Truth,
And how to have a strong Faith.
We knew from the moment we saw her,
She would always and forever be
A part of our hearts and lives,
An important part of our family.
There comes a time when you give up,
Because you’ve had enough.
Positive thoughts no longer work
And emotions can’t be stuffed.
The heart can only take so much
Until it breaks in two,
And mending is impossible
No matter what you do.
You think they will come around
And be like they once were,
But hurtful actions that they do
Cause heartaches to occur.
Love needs lots of nourishment,
Attention, and respect.
It grows with time and thoughtfulness
And the absence of neglect.
Even when you want to try,
You need to walk away,
Before you lose your dignity,
And self-respect one day.
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Sometimes, it is easier
to just let it go,
the thing that keeps you up at night
and overwhelms you so.
It sadly never gets resolved
and tends to come again.
When triggers from the past arise,
you feel you just can’t win.
Sometimes you can problem-solve
and come up with a plan
that leads to resolution or
“You’ve done all you can.”
When it is bigger than yourself,
you come to realize
you’ve tried all you know to do
and seek Him who is wise.
You must admit you need some help
and swallow your pride.
Then you give it all to God,
and let true peace inside.
These are trying times, my friend,
And they give us pause for reflection.
We are exhausted from hearing the lies
From those stealing our elections.
We are shocked and disgusted
By the spinning of facts,
The stories of made-up fiction,
And repeated illegal acts.
What is needed is a new start
In bringing the races together,
To resolve and find a way to achieve
Equal justice and rights forever.
We need to unite and help each other
Stay safe from a virus that kills,
Have respect for the value of human life,
And stop greed from hurting us, still.
We can use this precious moment in time
To build a better tomorrow,
Clean up this toxic environment,
And create jobs in our sorrow.
We must decide in the days to come
Whether to build or destroy
Our Nation as we struggle to rise
To reflect destruction or God’s glory.