Hard Times Ahead

 Yes, troubles Iíve had,

But,

So too, will you all;

For each path we take,

Has a stumble or fall.

 

Yes, this can be sad,

But,

Moreso for the good;

For every mistake,

Can be understood.

 

Yes, Iíve taken them hard--

Some I still will never admit!

But,

 Iíve looked to the light,

From the depths of the pitÖ

 

Yes,

That is my secret;

Why I refuse now to look down;

Why I seek far more to smile,

And far less to frown!

 

Yes, too easy it seems,

For us to give up;

But,

To lose any hope,

Is to empty the cup.

 

For when I thought Iíd lost hope,

Nothing looked moreso bleak;

But,

Each time hope did find me,

Though hope I did not seek.

 

So to you I leave this thought-

One you may not yet know;

When you fall or stumble,

Remember to grow!

                       

© 010530 Stephen J. Crothers Esq.