Sometimes I think I feel too much
Absorb the energies around me too much
Positive people lift me up
But negativity drags me way down!
Somehow I feel this life
Is not meant to be easy
It will always be a struggle
With brief periods of respite!
Struggling and learning is part of life
But I sometimes wonder where to get
The energy to carry on after having fallen down!
Sometimes I feel so fragile
I feel like a flower petal that can be crushed
And rained upon!
Sometimes I feel I’m not strong enough
For the needs of this world
That my skin is not thick enough
To withstand the bruises and the cuts!
Struggling is part of life
Joy is part of life
And the things that keep me going
Are art, the love of family and friends
My faith, and the beauty I see all around!
March 6th, 2013