This is a life of struggle
Struggle of good against evil
Right against wrong
Spiritual versus the material
Light versus darkness
And we will never be free of this struggle
We will never fully arrive
We will never fully conquer our ego
We will falter and fall
We will questions things we hold dear
We will fight external and internal demons
Storms will continue to assail us
Yes, there will be periods of respite
But the next storm is just around the corner
This is not a life of comfort and ease
No matter how materially successful we are
Tests will batter us like powerful waves
Hail will pelt our heads
This is how we grow
This is how we prove ourselves
This is how we show our steadfastness
But struggle we will
And struggle we must
January 3rd, 2019
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