One, one, twenty one, a new day starting a new
Chapter in your life.
There is a need at times to wish for a new
Beginning, erasing all that came before.
While your mind slips from one memory to another,
Like a movie reel replaying moments of laughter,
Difficulty, obstacles, challenges, even despair.
Are you watching a comedy, drama, suspense, or horror?
Interestingly, they all coexist in the life that we live.
Life is more dramatic, comedic, intriguing, and satisfying
Than any movie or book you’ve watched or were reading.
It raises so many questions of existence, faith,
Identity, even belief in God, whose reasons for our trials
Are His alone. We, as people, turn those obstacles
Into evil and something to be feared.
While the reality is that those challenges are our ‘tests’
On earth, where we are judged by how we react to all our problems,
And not for the existence of the complication itself.