In my Youtube feed
Comedy and tragedy reside side by side
In a world full of sorrow and struggle
Comedians try to make us laugh
And forget our worries for a while
Should I laugh?
Should I sigh?
Should I cry?
Can I be aware of the challenges and laugh at the same time?
Laughter and joy are necessary at all times
The reason we laugh is not because we are
Oblivious of the urgent problems around us
Laughter is a balm
June 5th, 2022
Feelings of guilt
For breaking someone’s heart
Flowing from her eyes
Down her cheeks…
When she thinks
She has no more tears to cry
When she thinks
She’s felt enough pain
When the future looks gray and cloudy
And the sunny days are long gone
What can she do except hang in there
What can she do except take it one day at a time?
The pain feels unbearable sometimes
But she has no choice but to go on
November 20th, 2019
A year in review
Of joy and of sorrow
Of cheerful meetings and sad partings
Of laughter and tears
Of excitement and fears
It’s been an eventful year again
Bonds of friendship have been strengthened
And because good friends mean so much to me
It has been an amazing and enriching year
December 31st 2017
Should I mourn the time lost?
Should I cry over spilt milk?
Should I wonder what if this or that?
Should I think of what could have been?
It’s all water under the bridge
It was what it was
Can’t change a thing
I can dwell on it
I can feel sorry for myself
Or, I can count my blessings
And be happy again
Sometimes I wonder
Why we are so attached to this life
This life that brings us sorrow
And tests and trials
And how does the human spirit overcome?
How does is endure and not break down?
How does joy replace sorrow?
How do we start to laugh once more?
These questions remain unanswered
Most of the time
But I’m sure eventually
We will find out
The veil will fall from our face
We will see clearly
What was vague
But until then
We must sing our song
In this golden cage
We call life
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One must learn to live with uncertainty
Some problems take months or years to resolve
If one is not comfortable with uncertainty
Those months and years will seem so long
One must find peace in a chaotic world
One must find some joy in sorrow
Life is full of ups and downs
Joy and sorrow come and go
Patience, perseverance, reliance on God
These are good provisions for our journey
And it’s good to remember that
When one problem is solved
There sits in wait, another one…
April 1st, 2016
You chose your own society
Perhaps your soul, so fragile
Needed to be protected from
people who may hurt you unintentionally
You wrote about immortality
A subject close to my heart!
In this world of ours
Joy and sorrow coexist
Joy does not last very long
The world of spirit is a more sane one
Solitude was your choice
The birth place of your poems and ideas
Mysterious Miss Emily
You kept everyone guessing
Why this seclusion, they thought…
But if this seclusion made you happy
And was the crucible of your poems
Who are we to question it now…
“For sadness, we prescribe a friend”*
For despair, we prescribe a friend
One who listens with care
One who does not compare
One who is always there
For disappointments, we prescribe a friend
For crises in life, we prescribe a friend
One with open arms
With whom you can laugh and cry
One who loves you for who you are
For sorrow, we prescribe a friend
For heartache, we prescribe a friend
A solace in time of need
One who brings you cheer
All that you need!
*quote by Rumi”
Inevitable periods of hardship…
Inevitable, because they are part of life
And they have a purpose
I think back to the hardships I’ve experienced
Hardships that are insignificant compared to
What others have experienced
I think back to those times
And wonder how they could have been avoided
How I could have felt less pain, less loneliness, less sorrow
And then suddenly I realise that
Those periods of hardship
Have been a necessary part of my growth
That I need not look back at them
And feel bad for myself
Or wonder why I made the decisions I made
I need to look back with thankfulness
Because each experience has taught me something essential
I need to remember that the life’s purpose
Is not to avoid pain and sorrow
Pain and sorrow, challenges and difficulties
Are essential to our growth
In retrospect, I’m thankful for all that has come my way
The happy times, the sad times
Each and every experience has shaped me
And taught me a precious lesson
Life is hard
But this hardship has a purpose
If we are willing to reflect on our experiences
And grow from them
December 30th, 2014
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On the lookout for beauty
Something to cheer my soul
Because doesn’t beauty do that so well?
A beautiful melody
A beautiful arrangement of flowers
A beautiful piece of art
A beautiful poem
A beautiful song!
All these cheer my soul
Bring me to a place of calm
I can leave my worries behind along with
My to-do list, my obligations, my responsibilities
All these can wait for a few moments as I breathe in
Deeply the fragrance of beauty
The challenges of life are many
And in the end, one of the things that sustains me
In a world full of trials
Where sadness and sorrow can’t be avoided
Where we are tested each day
Where disappointment is inevitable…
Art and beauty provide a balm
A reason to go on and
To celebrate life and love
August 3rd, 2014
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Is this a world of joy or a world of sorrow?
Sorrows for sure!
Because our human condition necessitates it
Without the fire of trials we can’t be purified!
Because too much sorrow would drown us
In its continuous downpour
Joy is a necessity
A healing balm
An oasis in the desert of life
Sorrows have their purpose though
They will be the bringers of joy
In time, sorrow begets joy, eternal joy!
August 23rd, 2014
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