#joyandsorrow

JOY AND SORROW

Our lives will have their share of joy and happiness

with a sprinkling of sorrow and pain

They will see their share of sunshine.

They will see their share of rain.

 

At times we will find ourselves in the midst of a joy…

like we’ve never felt before…

when all of a sudden sorrow

comes knocking on our door.

 

At times we will find ourselves consumed with sorrow…

wondering if it will ever end

and suddenly find joy waiting for us

just around the bend.

 

Knowing life can change in an instant…

No matter what we plan…

We try to remember to enjoy the joy

every moment that we can.

 

And when sorrow is a visitor

We try never to lose sight…

how her shadows will eventually fade

In the joyfulness of light. 

 

Knowing life is unpredictable

always changing

and has no guarantees

we close our eyes

we fold our hands

and we get down on our knees.

 

We pray that fate or destiny 

or the universe will be kind…

that when sorrow enters our life…

joy is never far behind.

 
 
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EBB AND FLOW

There is an undulation to life...

a natural ebb and flow.

Sometimes it’s dark and grey...

other times...it glows.

 

And when it glows...we must enjoy it...

every moment of every day...

so when it’s dark we have joy saved up

to help us light our way.

 

And when it’s grey...we muddle through...

we try to overcome our fears...

knowing joy will soon return...

in the wake of all our tears.

 

Knowing somewhere in our sorrow 

If we look for joy…we’ll find it…

Knowing a cloud cannot cast a shadow…

 

unless the sun’s behind it. 


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