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The driver who growls,
the stalker who prowls,
the ungrateful, the selfish and rude.
They bring dark clouds with them
and block out the light,
they make it so hard to see good.
For lightness and brightness
don't interest them,
on their journey for speed and for greed.
It's an easy trip into
their own little world,
if they're focusing on their own needs.
But all that it takes is the smile of a child,
or a wag of a tail from a dog,
A hug from a friend can help us no end,
as the song of a bird lifts the fog.
The clouds might bring rain, but remember my friends,
that rainwater fills up the streams.
It waters the earth and brings things to life,
and rainbows are born to be seen.
The good things in life would be taken for granted,
if there were no bad things as well.
You can't taste the sweet if you've never had sour,
and heaven means nought without hell.
The trick is to learn how to ride out the bad,
in the knowledge that good will return.
With patience and strength we can outlast the worst,
then take our place back in the sun.
Let it Shine!
originally posted by: tetra50
I gotta apologize upfront to NightStar, as this is beautiful stuff, as I've already acknowledged. And though I like Gordi's prose, I've come to feel pretty strongly that this duality philosophy that you can't know joy without knowing pain, etc, is just inculcation and justification for what we all suffer through needlessly.
Just saying. Not trying to be critical or argumentative. But the devil's excuse for his evil, is that there are those that aren't......