Next Moments


It is impossible to be happy all the time

Our lives are in the ebb and flow

A constant parade of things unknown

And feelings we neither want or need

That keeps the happy from being freed

We become bound in the woes of the world


Strength comes in the spirit knowing

Even as the world turns to ashen gray

And our joys seem so yesterday

Each dawn brings white canvas clean

Our lives await their painted scene

And the colors they hold, we choose


We have all sat in those shadows

Trapped in the negative space

Where happiness is hard to trace

But we must learn to let it go

Or it becomes all that we know

And happy turns to fond memory


Recognize the tide and its change

Felt in all that you must feel

Release the pain, begin to heal

See again with clearer eyes

Your happiness again will rise

Next moments may hold your dawn


10 Responses to “Next Moments”
  1. beth says:

    yes, always a chance for a bright new beginning

  2. kristianw84 says:

    I love this! It’s all about balance. We have to understand pain and sadness in order to feel happiness. Very well said!

  3. That’s how it is, although defeated, never be defeated, your next blow can knock them out. Loved it!

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    Letting go and optimism for the future are the healthiest way to live one’s life.

  5. Sometimes I get so busy I forget to schedule some “happiness” time on my calendar.

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