All Things Must Pass

When the darkness comes down and the black dog bites

If the days seem hard, but much harder the nights


When hope is afar and despair all too near

If little is left barring worry and fear


If your friends turn away and leave you in pain

When heartbeats are thunder and tears fall like rain


If karma has dealt you yet one more dead hand

When plans go awry like a rocket unmanned


When nightmares are all that you get from your sleep

If you wake in the dawn and can’t help but weep


When your trust in people has crashed on a reef

If a loved one smiles but then kicks in your teeth


If you can’t see the point of each waking morn

When you try to be brave, though feeling forlorn


If fate cruelly removes that last friendly face

When even from God you are feeling no grace


Keep up that chin and your shoulders well back

Hold your head high as you walk down life’s track


All things must pass and your pain will too soon

So sing out defiance, or whistle its tune


The darkness of death should offer no fears

Before you were born passed billions of years


In this life or the next, some peace you will find

So take a deep breath and keep that in  mind





About tonyjayg

I'm a great bloke. That's all you need to know. ;)
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6 Responses to All Things Must Pass

  1. Very real and deep. Puts things into perspective.

  2. maggs says:

    Wicked poem him xx

  3. bob says:

    quite a sad one that Tony but optimistic in the end …..i like it awesome mate

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