Up and down and all around; Down and up, back again. Never a smooth or easy ride; Life’s sudden emotions Are a roller coaster ride. Getting motion sick From the ups and downs; Birth and joy, Death and distress, Pleasure and pain But no apparent gain. Oh what a damn mess! Hard to not lose hope That the good and bad Really do balance out At the very end; Just better to enjoy the joy In the enjoyment you have While it lingers and lasts, Savoring every last moment, Knowing very well It won’t last forever, But will return instead. The joyful secret is always— When? Probably soon or maybe not.