Joy Bittersweet –
It’s strange really, that living through many years –
Discovers that the life of joy mixes best with tears –
Now don’t you see, the desert of delight we love to eat –
Always has mixed into the flavor, some bitter sweet –
There is happiness beyond mention, when we’ve lived many good days –
But the journey has also given a pain of loss, that stays and stays –
When through this life journey, Christ holds your hand, it’s all OK –
Because for you the end is that life wins, come what may –
So as you age, Surely add many smiles to mingle with your tears –
Knowing that you have the peace that triumphs over all fears.
It’s strange how the rugged cross leads to joy in the morning –
And how its power leads to lasting life and victory, not mourning.
Thus, as a believer I can accept this strange incense of happiness & pain –
Because I know the result of this temporal life will be eternal, heavenly gain.
Timothy Grant Carter; a.k.a. Slam-