Thursday, March 16, 2023

Survival Tactics

These are not poems
These are survival tactics
When the pain overwhelms

Even though nobody reads them
They help you stay alive
Without them 
The harshness might sometimes be
Too much to bear

A kind and sensitive soul
Is destined for pain
In an unwelcoming world
That can turn on you unsuspectedly
And seemingly without reason

Sometimes you think God is in control
And other times you just can't imagine
Why things happen the way they do

So you take the ups
With the downs
And hope someday your goodwill pays off
And you will be back up again

The devil has tricks
And gets you in ways
That you least expect

You try to lead a decent life
And stay out of trouble
And one day you wake up
And the whole world is yelling in your face
And you don't even know why

You feel confused and alone
And looking for answers
And the demons are circling
Around your gate

You look for the angels
And it seems like they took the day off
And left you to fend for yourself
In a world you don't know and don't understand

So you defend yourself
The best you know how
But sometimes it's not good enough
And it's all you can do
Just to survive

All you can do is keep yourself human
And thank God it wasn't much worse
The angels didn't abandon you after all
They helped you survive

These are not poems
These are survival tactics