Wednesday, September 19

It's So Easy

It's so easy to be bitter
When the world won't understand
When the people passing by
Don't think to lend a helping hand

It's so easy to be angry
When people walk away
As if friendship never happened
When we were best friends yesterday

It's so easy to be tired
When I've fought and bled and won
And the world, blind to triumph
Only sees a job undone.

It's so easy to be lonely
In a crowd of those I love
When their feelings stay below
And their topics stay above

It's so easy to be fearful
When I try to give my all
And find I traded hope for failure
Balance for a fall

It's so easy to be hopeless
When the world falls apart
And I'm left alone and brooding
With just a broken heart


It's not easy to be hopeful
But I know that God is real
And, somehow, there is purpose
In the way I think and feel

It's not easy to be faithful
But He gives me strength to try
And as I make it through one moment
Another one goes by

It's not easy to be loving
When it brings so high a cost
But love makes people better
They are better loved than lost

It's not easy to be zealous
When I'm never paid for zeal
But just believing in the future
Can transform the way I feel

It's not easy to be peaceful
But in storms I find respite
In whirlwinds, a nexus
In darkened ways, a light

It's not easy to be happy
Or to learn to really laugh
But that's what life is all about -
Finding joy along the path.


I don't think that life is easy.
And yet I still forget the cost of letting life choose for me how I feel until I've lost something I value - something beautiful I've found along the twisting, turning pathway to Heaven from the ground.

I am the author of my feelings.
But that doesn't mean it's easy.

6 comments:

Watson Family said...

I really needed to read this poem today. Such beautiful words, thank you for sharing, truly!

yeti said...

"It's so easy to be lonely
In a crowd of those I love
When their feelings stay below
And their topics stay above

It's so easy to be hopeless
When the world falls apart
And I'm left alone and brooding
With just a broken heart"

to those two paragraphs I can relate most to at this point in my life. Thanks for sharing. I hear ya, life is not easy

Aubrie said...

I loved your poem. It was beautiful and honest. It resonates with my heart. Thank you!!

Andrew A said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Brian Thompson said...

Well done. Thank you for your blog.

Suzthefooz said...

"it's so easy to be tired
When I've fought and bled and won
And the world, blind to triumph
Only sees a job undone."

The unseen battles of the soul- I can totally relate. It is so comforting to remember that we are known by our Father and Saviour and they , unseen but not unfelt, cheer us on. Thank you.