Sadness Encroaching – We are all human and part of the human condition is riding an emotional rollercoaster through life. At the high peaks it is happiness that is king and at the low valley’s it is sadness that reigns. When in the valley most times you just have to smile, move on throughout your day, and pretend that you are okay, even if your heart is torn. Just know that within the sadness you will find strength that makes you a better person. In your mind you know that sadness and heartache happen for a reason – even though sometimes you cannot fathom why.
Today a bottomless sadness has made it presence known,
Felt it encroaching for several weeks now it has grown.
Today I can see no color amongst the aspen in the mountains,
The flow of happiness does not flow from the courtyard fountains.
Deep within it was slow to build then it became an ocean wave,
The sadness I felt was overwhelming – I became its slave.
Things change, and friends and lovers leave, but life does not stop,
As sadness and grief provide the view in the horizon backdrop.
When you are happy your life music is always the best,
In sadness – it is the lyrics that your mind and heart invest.
Sadness brings tears that are words and need to be written,
As if you mind, heart, and soul have been beaten and bitten.
It is in the darkest moments we find our greatest gifts,
That prevent us from wandering over an emotional cliff.
I must realize that sadness as in life is only temporary,
That good thoughts and love are sadness relentless adversary.
Remember life is a rollercoaster and I am on it for the ride,
One has to take the happiness and the sadness all in stride.
Kurt James © 2019
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