Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cuñado

My brother in law once told me
that you must be happy...
...anyway.

Life always brings problems and pain.
Love, children, family, health
friends.
Money concerns and business,
job and career.
People.
Problems.
Woes are omnipresent in life.

His words angered me.
My own father was dying
and my sadness and grief
embraced me.
I grimly smiled at
his advice and said
I guess you are right.

I did not know he was so wise.
Es la Vida.

Marsha Salerno

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