There are times we must first feel the ache
Before we can appreciate the radiance
Sometimes it’s the little things
That keeps us in the balance
After we have rolled in the mud
We shall dance in the rain
Feeling the showers wash over us
Cleansing us of our pain
Often times when life sucks magnificently
Triumph is waiting in the wings
To succeed that which drags us down
To cause our hearts to once again sing
Sometimes we need to knock our head
To shout “Eureka!”
A little bump
Never hurt anybody
Always we need to experience
To fully appreciate
What we have been given
Look to the one on your left, your right
Take stock every now, then and again
Roll tape from day one to now
How have you treated yourself, would you do it all again?
Now look around
What can you change?
In the case of your life
Evolution’s not such a bad idea
Time to step up
Out into existence
Facing the challenge head-on
Never stop…being you
No matter what may come to infirm you
Grab every little flutter of joy
Whatever you do
© Shelley Smidt-Booys 2015. All rights reserved.
As always, thanks for reading and God bless!
PS: I have added this post to the “Relationships” writing prompt for Mental Health Week on The Blog Tag.