Joy & Pain
Cool breeze caressing your skin,
Soft, lovely hair blowing in the wind.
Running, laughing, playing with your friends,
The good times, when the fun never ends.
The joy of remembering how it was yesterday,
The pain of knowing those days have gone away.
Thoughts of success flowing through your mind,
Rings of doubt, wondering are they a waste of time.
Working hard to obtain an honest livin’,
Pot-holes and obstacles so you take what is given.
Once there was joy….when all worked together from the start,
Now there is pain watching ignorance tear us apart.
Smile when hoping we will all come together,
Frown then thinking can we withstand the weather.
Dreams of the clock ticking at a pleasant rate,
Reality of wondering have we already sealed our fate.
The pain of seeing our world drift astray,
The joy of knowing that our Lord and Savior is on His way.
Maurice J. Reynolds is a freelance writer who has had material published in various publications. He is the owner of To God be the Glory! Publications, a literary ministry that produces the poetry publication Creative Inspirations. More information can be found at: www.tgbtgpublictions.com.