When Life

When devastating changes happen 
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
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
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.

Published by Aly Writes

I bake. I write. What goes better together than a good story and a delicious fresh-baked pastry? Nothing. And I can give you both. Grab a hot cuppa and join me.

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