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.