For everyone out there who is struggling and trying to hang on right now, remember this:

Sometimes things don't go, after all,
from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don't fail;
sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

A people sometimes will step back from war;
elect an honest man; decide they care
enough, that they can't leave some stranger poor.
Some men become what they were born for.

Sometimes our best efforts do not go
amiss; sometimes we do as we meant to.
The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

--"Sometimes" by Sheenagh Pugh

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Emily said...

How did you know it's been a rough week? So intuitive you are. Thank you for the uplifting words.

Home is where the HEART is... said...

Wow...just what I needed to read right now.
It HAS been a rough week indeed....

Thank you.

Katie said...

Beautiful :) thanks for posting this Carrie x

Jen said...

Oh, Carrie, thank you so much. Been a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day here....... with a little bit of sunshine and now you've added some more.

Amy Karon said...

Thanks for this beautiful poem. 'Sometimes' can be a light to hold against winter's darkness.

Therese said...

Thanks for this great poem! Although overcoming bulimia is very tough, it is entries like these that give me hope for success

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