When in doubt, I close my eyes, hold my breath;
I open them again, and count to twenty.
Breathing in, breathing out, leaves death to death;
Refocus my heart on seeing plenty.
The things I’ve seen are all recorded;
engraved upon my heart forever.
If someday diligence is rewarded,
Pain and suffering will visit, never.
While I’m waiting here, there will be others
Who’ll use another to make life easier.
There’s no single day that comes to mothers
where someone’s life is not made queasier.
For those in bondage, there is sympathy;
Mourning tears for the dearest departed.
Those gone before would not begrudge me,
I hold up my head, not broken-hearted.
In setting aside the pain and suffering,
We make time to honor what remains;
Not forgetting time for sorrowing,
There’s still time enough to live, and love again.
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