Deeply disappointing when tragedy strikes a lover
You want to take the pain away give it to another
You wish they did not have to feel the hurt sadness and sorrow
You wish you could evoke the gods and change their tomorrow
The joy you’d been hoping for sometimes sadly fleeting
Though the wish for their tranquility began at your first meeting
You want it all to go away leave without any scars
You want them free to laugh and play and romp among the stars
Who do you know who’ll help them to see and to know
That within this life lesson is a place for them to grow
Life is not for the faint of heart or the shrinking being
The only way we get to learn by opening eyes and seeing
It is time to go within and dig for golden threads
Time to learn life’s not about narrow selfish ends
Time to honor paths others choose to walk
Time to cherish other beings not all of their talk
Time to understand and give more than you take
Time to pay respect and to stay awake
Rant and rave profoundly and let it all be said
Then walk tall more proudly and help them to their end
What are the lessons you have been learning lately?
Are they all about you or can we take profound lessons from the lives of others?
What about compassion and empathy?
Who needs your care right now?
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