Our lives are laced with love, delight and laughs,
but suffering keeps pace with other foot.
The paths they trace are intertwining halves
that highlight fire’s blaze and chimney’s soot.
The autumn leaves descend like tree-shed tears,
gray winter slowly grieves, awaiting spring;
then summer lingers lightly as fall nears
to bind the cycled seasons with time’s string.
The backdrop vault of inky darkling night
lends highlight to the glow of moon’s soft smile
amidst the starry dance of silver light.
Polarity of contrasts is God’s style.
Disastrous circumstances often can
reveal the highest qualities in man.