Life’s Little Lessons
My hope did float just like a boat
over the waves it sailed,
as I look back it veered off track
I’m not sure how I failed.
I did all things right my soul did fight
the truth could not be seen,
until one day and on my way
the grass it did look green.
On the other side I tried to stride
My legs they did give out
I give up I have no luck
A voice inside did shout.
Now listen here, you needn’t fear
The future does burn bright
But not right now you’ll cry and howl
The darkness will give way to light.
And then you’ll see hope never flees
But rather like the sun
Behind the clouds it still was found
The light it never runs.
It doesn’t run away, or flee or stray
For truth it does stand strong
And what you’ll see is another me
One who now knows right from wrong.
For good or bad, happy or sad,
This life not black and white
One may say many shades of grey
The truth is worth the fight.
And fight you shall don’t throw in the towel
As others walk your path
They lie and trick their soul is sick
Their lives are but a farce.
A farce, a mask, fake is their task
For purpose they have not
Deceive and lie again they’ll try
Your brain twisted in knots.
It ums and ahs and all the scars
The eye they cannot see
For what was done was half begun
From the truth you would have fled.
And they know this, it's why they trick
For power all they have
It is not real, not theirs to steal
And for the truth be glad.
Although your life it has seen strife
The rainbow follows rain
The earth once dry, and tears you cry
Don’t give up, please refrain.
Just hold on, the path is long
The finish line you’ll reach
Although one day seems far away
The fruit is called a peach.
It does feel fuzzy and inside gluggy
The outside does deceive
What is felt away it melts
The stone you don’t believe.
What was deep inside you would not find
Had the truth not been revealed
Although there’s pain still much to gain
The lessons were concealed.
For what you’ve learned, your soul has turned
Like alchemy to gold
Charcoal to diamond and you’ll find them
The lies that have been told.
The stories told they grew like mould
And poison you they did
I'm sorry I'll try, no that’s a lie
Of this poison you are now rid.
To take it back would veer off track
For now, the ocean calm
Your life now safe and their mistakes
God holds you in his palm.
Never alone a king on throne
His subjects they do wait
They wait in line and when its time
They do learn of their fate.
From fate departed, the waves had started
And out to sea you were
Not a drop to drink the boat did sink
Those few years were a blur.
But now look back and seek the facts
Your hope it was not lost
A penny a pound a dollar found
Your soul learns at a cost.
Not a cost to you and this is true
As love it does not die
But did it exist? A hand or fist?
To distinguish you must try.
Unconditional love it does not shove,
demean, abuse, control
for all you know the truth did show
the hate did take its toll.
You did nothing wrong but like a song
To good the evil draws
It does draw near and cause great fear
It points out all your flaws.
That’s ugly, you’re fat, you can’t wear that,
The voice it does embed
The sound rings deep the music sheet
Becomes scripted in your head.
The words not yours but now they’re chores
You don’t realise you do
Your light is lost and at a cost
You must reveal what’s true.
Your life of pain now not the same
The years they did drag on
Your intuition causing you friction
“there must be something wrong”
The truth you knew but lies they grew
Confusion not your fault
It was controlled, steel painted gold
On your soul it was assault.
From wounds we heal and start to feel
a cocoon begins to form
its dark inside but still we tried
the path you walk not worn.
Your footsteps fresh the ground you check
The grass it has grown back
The rain and sludge it did make mud
The dry earth starts to crack.
And up above, a bird or dove
Does drop a seed below
And just like that the earth and crack
A seedling starts to show.
Hello it says, its clear my head
The world is not the same
I know my worth a butterfly birth
The cocoon was just a game.
For life’s a game of chance and change
We play the cards we’re delt
With a poker face your bet you place
Your hand it feels the felt
The wheel does spin your eyes begin
To follow where it lands
You clutch and grasp the wait a task
You look down at your hand
The number chose does ease your woes
The clock it does strike twelve
And at midnight it ends the fight
And Santa has his elves.
They work all night so come the light
The toys are spick and span
To bring much joy to girls and boys
Like Tinkerbell and Peter Pan.
A bit of magic accompanies tragic
At the time it is not clear
The world does turn and though concerned
The fear does disappear
For time is made, a minute or day
The metric does not matter
The lesson gleaning and full of meaning
The cold makes your teeth chatter
In front of the fire, the ice transpires
Back into water it does turn
And on and on just like a song
Life’s little lessons you have learned.