Hard Times

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” (Maya Angelou)

What is life
If not a cycle
Between

Calm and storm
Calm and storm
And in the end
The real joy
Comes when we find
Our way our of the storms
So give the storms their proper place
The teacher, the lesson
Without the hard times
Who would you be
Today?