I know I need to be thankful
But can I complain a little please?
I know I am blessed
But can I feel a little sorry for myself?
I know we all suffer in different ways
But can I ask why me?
I know life is full of ups and downs
But can I now go down please?
Can I complain about
All the times I felt I could not do the simplest things?
All the times I didn’t want to get up and start the day?
All the times I had to push myself to arrange things?
All the times I told myself to hang in there a little longer
All the times I got frustrated
And my patience ran out?
All the times I would see the long road ahead
With no respite?
At least let me pat myself on the back
For surviving this time
Knowing that I could not have done it
Without my family and friends
At least let me be proud of myself
For persevering again
October 1st, 2019