Anguish, pain, torment
Some of life’s bitter lessons.
Fun, giggles, laughter, love,
Some of life’s joyous rewards.
The first may come
Despite expectations of joy.
The second will come
As surprises sprung when least expected.
A shattered heart but spirit of strength
Gets one through this misery now
Though unfair, hang in there,
Life awaits for those who dare!
Prompted by a friend’s writing of love which became torment.