von Norbert Rath

Sometimes life seems to be a string of pearls,
one event following the other,
proceeding calmly or with force it hurls
challenges at you and makes sure you bother.

Such kind of troubles commonly befall
all people everywhere from time to time.
And what is common, too, for each and all
is that they strike you even in your prime.

A period of life without such trouble,
like placid waters and a friendly sky,
must be appreciated as some precious bubble
that easily can burst, no reason why.

A slight disruption of your calm routines
can blow your dreams and hopes up in thin air,
or even shatter them to smithereens.
Fate is a bitch and really doesn’t care.

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