Joyette Fabien is an author, editor, proof reader and is now publishing here, some of her poems from as far back as 1984
As we pause to take stock along the journey of life
Sometimes it seems life has no center:
When all around collapses
And stars refuse to shine
When all the earth just crumbles
And the sun no longer smiles
I just think,
Life has no center!
Life is full of ups and downs:
There’s an ancient well
Where my fortune lies
In the pail that rises
But then it always goes down again
I ask myself then,
“Why is life made up of so many ups and downs?”
Life is full of misunderstandings:
Through the mist ahead
I can’t distinguish the wall
From the trees
Through the mist ahead
I might walk straight into disaster
Or into the arms of good fortune
Life is so filled with uncertainty!
Life is full of rises and dips:
Our fortunes are unpredictable
We’re on a seesaw
You go up; I go down
Then I go up; you go down
The seesaw breaks; we both fall
You have your ups
That’s when I have my downs
I have my ups
That’s when you have your downs
But there’s a down time when you and I and all of us
There’s an up to every down
And a down to every up
And an all down?
And an all up?
With the gyres
No, I believe
In fact, I am quite sure
That the solution to life’s vicissitudes is to
Walk in faith!
Walk in the Way of the Cross
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