Things are as they are.
One must accept this as true
Before seeking change.
Accept what exists.
It’s only when we do this
That good change can come.
Life is not about
Dodging or avoiding pain
But thriving in it.
There never was a guarantee
That life would go on easily.
God does not exist for you,
To make all of your dreams come true.
Stop useless screaming at the sky
As if it owes you a reply.
We are all upon this earth,
Fighting to find our sacred worth.
We all will know of tears and pain,
Just as we’ll know of joy and gain.
You are not owed a lighter path,
So save your shallow, selfish wrath.
Accept the tide of life that flows,
Embrace your path where’er it goes.
Keep eyes front and try to do
The work you have in front of you.
Write this truth upon your brow:
We’re powerless, save for the now.
If I could go back,
I would not.
I’m grateful for the life I’ve got.
All the choices
That weren’t right
Still led to where I am tonight.
Of course I’d want
To take the pain I caused away.
But without all
I’ve had to learn,
I’d lose what growth came with the burn.