All of these and more,
Are what life has in store
For those that continue the ride
Even when it feels like everything has been tried.
I say to you my friend,
This is not the end,
This is barely the beginning.
Even though your head, heart, and soul may be spinning
With 1000s of thoughts, regrets, broken dreams and promises,
The victory comes not in what you have,
But how you affect the world and the people around you.
How many souls have you changed by simply being true?
To yourself, your values, your dreams
Despite the pain, the tears, and the screams?
The world would be a darker place without your shining light,
Even when all you see is night.
Remember, it is darkest before the dawn.
No matter the pain you may be in,
There are people whose only respite from the din
Is spending a few moments in your presence.
It may feel like Hell to you,
But to them, you bring all of the light of all religions Heavens!
You may believe in Gods and the afterlife,
Or you may not,
Either is fine.
If you let the dark in the world outlast the shine,
And let your last chance sputter and turn to rust,
Your affect on the world will turn to dust.
You are loved,
You are appreciated,
You make a difference,
And you will be missed.