A poem by Isabelle Sorrells
Trying times are not forever times
And what is wicked does not last –
Sometimes no more than a few years,
Sometimes not even a day.
So take hope in the future.
But the golden ages have their own ends
And will give way to the ravages of lifespans and age.
So take delight in the present
For who knows how long the gold will stay?
And if it has already passed
Hold on to the promise of the past
For further days of good in the future.
And hope –
For what can last the tides of change?