The Secret Key


Sometimes you reach a point
Where you must let go
And that’s always hard
When you finally know

But then you just pray
That the hurt will go away
Hopeful that a friend
Will brighten your day

And it doesn’t always happen
But sometimes it does
And the reason doesn’t matter
It’s all just because

So you go on with life
As well as you can
Trusting that someday
You’ll understand

And even if you never do
You trust in the process
Trying to think positive
And not count your losses

And try as you may
You might never again feel whole
In fact you might just hide away
Like a reclusive little mole

But you realize life goes on
And you can’t just feel down
You know you don’t want your smile
To turn into a permanent frown

So you drag yourself to your feet
And you give it all another go
And you tell yourself
That this isn’t all for show

And you trust that you’ll overcome
For you cannot fail
Because you make your mind up
That you will prevail

Because that’s what a strong person does
And they’re the ones who always survive
They hold the key to the greatest secret
The one about being happy just for being alive

And if each of us can grasp this
And find that secret key
We can all be happy
Full of life and living carefree

© 2018 Michelle Cook

31 thoughts on “The Secret Key

    1. There are just a lot of unhappy people in this world Walt, and it wears on me. I take on their pain as my own and it never leaves me. It’s discouraging to know that I am helpless to really help anyone. It’s so defeating when we can’t help someone the way that we want to. I wish I could do more, but the key to happiness is something we each have to find within ourselves. We can’t give it to anyone else and they can’t give it to us.

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      1. I understand you better than you may think. Much of the sadness i write about is not my sadness, but that of others. I find happiness in your words and comments. You have helped me since i first started writing here and that means so much to me. I know all of the unhappiness wears on you, but I also know how unhappy you are. All I can do is listen and keep you in my prayers.

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        1. Awww Walt, your comment is making me teary-eyed. I know you can relate and I’m glad to know I’ve been a help to you. Nothing brings me more joy than being able to help others. It feels like it’s what I was created for, so I feel useless if I’m not able to. Thank you for your prayers. Not many people say that to me, and it means so much that you care enough to do that. Love and blessings to you and Susan. 💛

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      1. You’re welcome! 😉 You’re poems are amazing! (By the way, we’ve been looking all over and we still haven’t found that desk. We need to find it by the time school starts!)

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