April 02, 2022
Hard times are creeping all over.
Everyone looking for a four leafed clover.
Life as we know it isn't so easy.
Verses like this getting mighty cheesy,
Days are long. Rewards come slowly.
More time to waste, less time to be holy.
Everywhere I go, huddled masses huddling
Folks talking about hard times and muddling.
They're just trying to make it, fake it,
Shake it, bake it, and rake it in.
Preoccupation with lack of occupation
Lots of people on a forced vacation.
Where two are three assembled be
There's an "Ain't It Awful" assemble-ly.
(or a discussion of the economy
with a large dose of "woe-is-me")
Here's the challenge as I see it play out.
And you can either agree of call it way out.
When hard times come, we can let them define us ...
we can lean in, leap forward, and let them refine us.
"See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction."