As Hard to Bear

As hard to bear as heavy stone,

As hard to chew as solid bone,

As painful as an open sore,

And yet more painful to ignore.

Yet in the bearing, chewing, healing,

Though to see may send us reeling,

Lighter, tender, sweeter still

Is Truth when we have had our fill.

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No Guarantees

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.