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.