Oh what a joyous day today,
I’m heading to the shops!
My big birthday is coming soon,
I’ll buy nice shoes and tops.
I’ve lost my business through and through,
Today is full of grief.
My livelihood has disappeared,
I am in disbelief.
I’ll take a break from driving now,
And catch the local train.
The town centre will see my face,
My money they will gain!
My last journey to work today,
My train has just arrived.
I’ll go and sit next to this girl,
Who never stops to smile.
I’m gazing through the old windows,
To look at new spring leaves.
I turn to see who’s next to me,
He’s crying as he grieves.
“Excuse me, it’s a tough time now,
I’ll try to hold my tears.
I’ve lost my job and livelihood,
There’s so much pain and fears.”
“I’m sorry to hear such sad news,
I know it’s tough for you.
I know exactly how you feel,
I’ve gone through hard times too.”
“My job was part of my being,
It made me who I am.
I don’t know what the future holds,
I don’t have any plans.”
“Two years ago I lost my job,
My house, and all my things.
Since then I’ve built a livelihood,
Trust God, one day you’ll sing.”
“Thank you for kind and gentle words,
You give lovely advice.
The weather’s beautiful today,
You going somewhere nice?”
“My birthday’s coming very soon,
I’m shopping for the day.
I’ll invite you to my party,
It’s this week Saturday.”
I didn’t know whether to go,
As sadness still ensued.
I did go, and then realised,
My wife, I would pursue.
Two years had passed within their lives,
They gladly tied the knot.
My friends, stay strong, tough times won’t last,
T’s will cross; i’s with dots.
– Elicia Fyle
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)