Every year starts and ends with winter
There's nothing you can do about that
I know it's frustrating
To step out of your house
And see the path you just paved
Covered in snow
But please, be patient
Because the more snow you pile up,
The greener your grass will be
In the spring
south of the equator every year starts and ends with summer but that wouldn't sound as nice would it
I mean I know there's beauty in every season but come on if you had to choose a season to represent hardship which would you choose?
I guess you could say this is my second submission for suicide awareness week, but really this is just for anyone having a hard time and that needs a lift. Not everyone struggling wants to die. But they're still struggling.
My message to them is keep fighting, because it will get better.
Time isn't just a placebo.
It's a miracle cure.
EDIT: HOLY CRAP.
SO UH I JUST CASUALLY NOTICED THIS IS ON THE FRONT PAGE?
THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT'S EVER HAPPENED TO ME WITH MY POETRY.
THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH
I LOVE YOU.
I'm having a very difficult time in my life. It's nice to read something so optimistic. Thanks.
This is really good. The notion that bad experiences make good one seem better is a very complex idea of contrast in real life and how we perceive things. Sometimes you create some things with great intellectual depth.
I am ashamed to say I did not even know it was suicide awareness week. This is lovely.
You are a writer. You have creative license to say the year begins and ends with winter. You are speaking metaphorically more than anything, and that is where you are trying to get your message across. Even if I lived in Australia, this would have the same impact.
Absolutely lovely, dear.
Well there's always next year
Thank you so much for your kind words I'm glad you liked it so much!
This is a good and simple poem with a good message. I enjoyed it. Well done
I think it's the perfect comparison.
Winter makes me slow down and think about things. Sometimes I feel like I'm frozen in place and waiting for the heat to come back and melt me.
I love this. Wow. I just absolutely love this.
I love the first stanza, I've always thought about how the year starts withered, flourishes, and then withers again. If you're so worried about cultural insensitivity, maybe you could say that everyday starts and ends with darkness.
I'm kind of hoping that since I acknowledged that I know it's different south of the equator that people will just forgive me >.> but thank you! I do like that metaphor too
The world, or nature, seems like it's dying starting from every autumn, till winter everything is pure white bliss and icy dead but then it is reborn once again during spring.
It goes to summer then autumn again, it endures and it keeps living even though it keeps dying, and i think that's something everyone should learn ^_^
It gets better when you persevere and keep fighting <3
Really love the last stanza! Like everything is extra worthy if you deal with all that negativity ^_^
... I hope you know I have to write something about that concept now. You've inspired me.
Even though this is already a similar concept I still got to get in that idea of the world dying and coming back to life somewhere in some poem in the future. I hope that's okay with you
I like to believe that's what happens even if it's just because the person's been through so much that just a little bit of good news makes them happy.
yeah yeah it's okay xD I had that idea yesterday so i typed it out to share but hey! looks like great minds think alike huh xD
nope no sorry i went there *crawls under bed*
Yeah they need that little nudge ^D^ we all need a nudge.
Thank you so much. This is beautiful, and even the description makes me feel nice, because not tons of people think that way. Even if we don't think about suicide, we hurt. So, thank you.
Well, while I'm not necessarily in a suicidal mood, I'm going through some emotional low times. Reading this felt really, really good.
You're very welcome! I'm glad this helped you
Very beautiful and wonderfully written. I love it!
This is beautiful. The message inside is wonderful, and I understood it instantly.
Indeed things do get better. Only if you want it too.