Sometimes things just come to me
and I jot them down
in poem form.
I never agonize over the words-
they just flow out in a matter of minutes.
(kind of like the way I blog)
I rarely go back and change a word or phrase.
Such is this piece.
It took me about 10 minutes to jot it down.
I wrote this the year I turned 50.
That was really odd because it was the same year
I was presented with this painting
that I showed you the other day.
But this is not about the kind of bittersweet
you see pictured here.
It is about another kind of bittersweet.
I went down and dug this out
of a box in the basement
and typed it into my Word program
on my computer
so I could share it with you.
Life is just a journey
Down an unknown lane,
Sometimes touched by laughter,
Often tinged with pain.
How often in my wanderings
I have met a kindred soul,
Who by their very presence,
Has made my spirit whole.
I have been so very blessed
Though the path’s gone up and down,
I entered the Arch of Motherhood
And found four jewels for my crown.
The road has had some twists and turns
Some days were full of strife.
But always in the distance
I could see the Star of Life.
Some friends walked with me but a mile
And left me richer still,
And there are those that bolster me
When the road seems all uphill.
Yes! I have had my sorrows,
But my joy is full, complete.
For life is but a journey
And it’s often bittersweet.
copyrighted by D. Diana Kosmoski/2000
You know what ELSE is bittersweet?
Losing your hair!
I think I am going to send MyHero
in for a tattoo like this one.
And here you thought you'd never
see any nice hairstyles at Walmart!
Thanks for reading.
Hope you have a day that is full of love and joy!