Things are not difficult.
They are often much more than that.
I do not lament my circumstances, my problems
I pull myself up by my bootstraps and get on with it
put any pain or sadness away and move forward
confident that ‘this too shall pass’
knowing that there are others
dealing with far worse things.
I plaster a smile upon my face
continue to look after those I care for
friends and family alike
comfort and sage advice
and try to right the course that I am on
if only in my mind.
But lately I feel stranded
and out of my depth.
The sea I am lost in
is cold, lonely
and filled with pain.
It’s not just one thing.
It never is, is it?
Situations, events in real life
that I cannot even comprehend at times.
Things that I could never, ever have anticipated
or prepared myself for
have taken my breath
knocked me down
and made it harder and harder
to get up each day
to remain hopeful
my natural optimism taking a beating.
is the continuous waves that crash down upon me.
Just as I take a breath
another one smacks into me and I am plunged headlong
Yet even with this
I still get up each day
and start anew.
Doing my best
doing what I can
and hoping that the oxygen
doesn’t run out.
Photograph taken from TheFormOfBeauty