silver linings

silver linings
by jfarrell


been awake since 3
bad dreams
no sleep for me
but what a beautiful sunrise


caught in a shower
soaked through to the skin
new hairdo ruined
but what a beautiful rainbow


it still hurts
after all these years
like a cancer it eats at me
but I still live (and, perhaps, am stronger for it)


bad things will always happen
that is life, sadly,
but every cloud does have a silver lining
and it is these that give life it's worth

Author's Notes/Comments: 

every silver lining is a blessing to be treasured