Life is not always easy
It hums along, sweet and low-key
And then the tsunami – real or imagined,
Wipes our smug snugness away.
Devastated by loss, we weep,
We gnash teeth, we grieve, we're angry
At God, at life, at lack of control.
We regain calm, then lose it, lose it, lose it.
Slowly, slowly, normalcy returns,
Creeping back in like the daily tide.
The dawning of another day,
Bereft of the old,but blessed with the new,
First shows itself in the smiling eyes
Of dear friends, still here, still offering love.
Life, after all, is worthwhile
And love and gratitude trump grief.
© 2005 Tina B. Tessina
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|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|what a nice, uplifting read!|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|Love does conquer all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|An inspiring poem, Tina. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis|
|Reviewed by jude forese
|properly constructed poem ... enjoyed reading ...|
|Reviewed by F William Broome
|This is GOOD poem, both in structure and mesage, and I'm proud to have read it. Thanks for that something different. Great writing to ya' - Bill|
|Reviewed by Nila Jamier
|A horrific disaster and so much loss this is well written. Nila|