By the sea
Although my life’s been very hard
and though, the years ahead will be,
I wouldn’t change it if I could,
for doing so, would just change me.
Each obstacle has helped me grow
into the man I am today,
resulting in the peace I feel,
my spirit shaped, like hands on clay.
This is the only life I’ll have,
so best to find the strength to fight,
not sit in darkness, counting fears.
Self-pity only steals your sight.
If truth be known, I’m very blessed.
My attitude is that of hope.
Each day I bring someone a smile,
no longer in the darkness, grope.
It is our choice, if we’re to win,
to light our lives for all to see,
to push the darkness far away.
I lit my life, it set me free.
The stars will shine when I am gone,
the earth will turn on as before,
the gulls, still race along the shore,
the morning star,