Sometimes it takes life falling apart

Before we realize the way of the heart

Just when life couldn’t get much worse

And you believe you’re the victim of a curse

No hope in sight, nothing left to lose

Then you realize what’s left to amuse

Friends, love, purpose and spirit all remain

Those things that come to relieve the pain

Perhaps not in the way we thought

But life is not about the things we sought

Once facing darkness we see clear

Life can’t begin until were without fear

Perfect never, but we are free to decide

To run away or enjoy the ride.