When devastating changes happen Unexpected Unforeseen Seize the happiness you have and hold it close Have that second cup of coffee Staring out the window at the rain Bask in bed one moment longer Be the last to let the hug go Give a gift for no reason And bake bread for just the smell
When you can flip the news on Unsuspecting Unaware And have your whole world shatter Cancelled plans and altered future Everything you thought you knew Turned into something strange and new and wrong Find the smallest bit of sameness Find a tiny piece of normal Read your favourite book again
When life leaves madness at your doorstep Uninvited Undesired When life takes things that it shouldn’t When life ends before it ought When life begins where it’s not wanted When life drags on, and on, and on When life kicks you when you’re down When life breaks all the rules Be kind. Be brave. Be you.