The Scales of Joy and Sorrow
May the scales of joy and sorrow
weigh forever in your favor
and life bring you memories and
moments to savor.
Even when peace appears to be absent,
may you always find your balance.
If joy has no counter,
how do we appreciate it
If sorrow weighs heavy,
how do we survive it?
Balance, counter-balance, ebb and fllow;
in the book of life this is what we know.
The lesson here is to cherish joy
and be prepared for sorrow.
No-one can escape the tipping of the scales,
or predict what is in store tomorrow
Seek serenity, pray for peace each and every day
These are attainable, just a breath away.