Oh, What a Riddled World...
We live in a world full of riddles.
It is muddled and puzzling, at best.
Nothing appears to be quite clear.
Around every corner, we meet another quandary.
Life is daunting, there's no course laid out.
No rhyme or reason, with hurdles and
crevasses and no simple explanations.
And, there is no true measure for success.
Love is not a mathematical equation,
to be solved by simple knowledge.
We are often blinded and adrift.
It is disheartening and devastating at times.
Babes are precious packages
born to us with "no experience necessary".
Nonetheless, they arrive without a handbook of instructions.
When strife hits we can't see this
mysterious "light at the end of the tunnel".
And, we feel we are swimming against an invisible current.
Hard work doesn't always reap dividends.
Yet, opportunities are not presented,
upon a silver platter.
Good things don't always "come to those who wait".
The human psyche is an infinite puzzle.
Depression and anxiety affect everyone,
with no discrimination.
And, there are no cures, just cover-ups.
Losing our loved ones to passing is
part of the life cycle.
So why can't those left behind skip
the grieving process and have only the precious memories remain?
Life's riddles are never-ending, and only one riddle has ever been truly solved.
That we live in a world of riddles.
Oh, what a riddled world we live in.
d. nelson 08/30/2020