Bloom Once Again

Bloom Once Again

i wish life could be
a simple, carefree
joyride into the sunset
day after day;

how i wish
trouble could be
swatted aside
like a fly;

got to spend time,
got to make time,
got to spend more time
got to make more time

got to fight the inevitable,
got to live to fight the inevitable,
got to rise up time after time
just to fight to live another day;

days when trouble stays far away,
days when trouble clings like
leeches do and suck my hope
and confidence dry;

life is not the same
as it used to be,
times have changed, yet
i stayed put and fought on;

even as the ice got thinner
and thinner under me
i stayed around hoping
when spring comes along,
the life that i have buried
deep inside, would start to
bloom once again;

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The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Allan K. Chalmers

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams. – Elizabeth Gilbert

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