Just seconds away from free flow of tears,
the anguish, the pain, the burden of years?
There on my shoulders they sit and they wait;
they’re always ready to show heft and weight.
They’re patient, not kind, oh so tenacious,
life’s melancholies whose burdens weight us.
Stalking and waiting, they’re always alert,
and moments of joy destroy and subvert.
Know just how lucky I’ve got it in life,
manifold blessings insulate from strife;
think it’d be easy cuz I got it made,
that insulation life’s pains could assuage.
Though I’ve countless joys that uplift my soul
sorrow’s great burdens adds my tears to shoal.
Tides that ebb and flow, soul uplifts, recedes,
long to staunch the flow that from my eyes bleed.
Beautiful rainbow, same colors as days,
red through violet please, the pain assuage.
All can see my heart clearly on my sleeve:
Though I too know joy from pain no reprieve.