Whilst it is Bleak

Bleak is a word for sad, grey-not-gray, lonely days

For a day when the kitchen isn’t filled with sun rays.

But it’s a word that I am, have been, stuck on

And I’ll write it so it can get gone.


It’s all bleak and miserable and cold until

You find someone lacking the same power of will.

Then it’s laugh, laugh, at our plight

Because we know, between us, it’ll be all right.


Run till you’re done, speed to meet each  need

Sit and talk and watch the clock and wait, or read

The time’s too fast the time’s too slow

We’re more different than we know.


But there you’re down and here I’m down

So we grin and bear it whilst we frown.

A little bit of chocolate to soothe the soul

A little bit more and, that’s it, out of control.


There’s the happy days and the regular ones

But the sad and bleak, oh yes, they come.

We’ll smile with happy, regular we’ll do our duties

But in the sad and bleak, we’ll find the beauties.


Copyright © 2013 by My Red Leather Notebook

4 thoughts on “Whilst it is Bleak

  1. Luke Taklo February 6, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I really like how you seek solace from others feeling bleak. Together we can help each other rise. Nice work, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  2. Irene February 7, 2013 / 10:37 am

    This too shall pass… hang in there Est!

    Have you not known? Have you not heard?
    The LORD is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
    He does not faint or grow weary;
    his understanding is unsearchable.
    He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength.
    Even youths shall faint and be weary,
    and young men shall fall exhausted;
    but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
    they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.
    (Isaiah 40:28-31 ESV)

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