What a beautiful surprising life Is so precious but it cuts you like a knife A painful sunset shakes thoughts awake Every evening from the fantasies we make A bright new sunrise in the early haze Midafternoon hot like a blaze Commanding time Providing light She rules day He rules night The moon cloaked in shades of black The sun robed in white and blue Perfect balance to steady the universe Allowing meaning to all we do King and Queen of humble Earth Governing vast sky Without reciprocation No complaining No asking why How come I am so ungrateful? Why can't I realize I am blessed? I should be thanking trees for the oxygen supplied Instead cursing the air inflating my chest I need to open my eyes all the way Look a little harder around Because on days with no sunshine to be found Just under clouds that star is still there Reliably shining away from man's stare It is true that every second in this world is a gift Remember next time you feel low and seek a lift Cherish miracles hidden Great and small Gaze towards the heavens when bowed by a fall Even if you can't see its glow or feel its gentle burn The sun is there in our stormiest hours Eventually it's presence will return
My mom and I wrote this together. It's nice to have someone who cares as much as she does, but sometimes it is a lot to take. Family is a blessing.