April 25, 2004

For my friends, Angela and Kelly:

When things go wrong,
(And they sometimes will)
Put a smile on your face
And keep holding on.

Trials and burdens
Get the best of us all.
But you must stand again
After the fall.

Lessons learned,
Hard as they may be,
Prove their value
To you and me.

Take your enlightenment,
Hold it in your hands.
Turn it left and right,
Look at every angle you can.

What have you learned?
What truths does it bear?
Search and you will find
A pearl of wisdom there.