Not all things go wrong…

Not all things go wrong…

Not all things go wrong…, and knowing
This, be wary of despair,
As you go through hell – keep going,
Make no brave oasis there.

Through the shadowlands of grieving,
Past the giants, Doubt and Fear,
Heartsick, stunned, and half-believing –
Heed no whisper in your ear.

Not all things go wrong – and after
Winter’s famine comes the spring,
Kindness, beauty, children’s laughter –
Joy is ever on the wing.

from Homeless in My Heart (Ebury Press, 2008), copyright ? Felix Dennis 2008, used by permission of the author and the publisher.

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