Broken

Some things are just too much to bear
or think about on this sad day.
To hear again those words unfair,
some things are just too much to bear.
To know you felt the need to say
such cruel things in the harshest way.
Some things are just too much to bear
or think about on this sad day.

 

wishing well

Will your wish be granted if you tell
the spirits of the wishing well?
‘Tis said your wish may well come true
so seek the ones to tell it to.
You must speak aloud of your desire,
– clear as to what you do aspire.
Drop coins into the water and
watch carefully to see them land.
Heads up and you will get your wish,
Heads down – you’ve merely fed the fish!

staying alive

– who are we to write such things,
about heartbreak, about ending it all
bemoaning our lot, wailing our pain.

Oh, woe is me we cry,
– what luxury, what self-indulgence,
while others have no choice in the matter
but to endure the unendurable.

So hush now –
let’s see what tomorrow brings,
while staying alive.