Why does it seem like
the older I get the less 
I know?

I don’t know why bad things
happen to good people
I don’t know why drugs and 
alcohol exist and have the
ability to destroy lives
I don’t know why some
people are just plain mean
I don’t know why there are illnesses
like cancer, mental illness, and 
countless others that cut 
beautiful lives short

I do know that life contains both
pain and wonder and sometimes
you just have to sort through the pain
and make yourself see the wonder
I know that life often shows it’s beauty 
through friendships
and the gift of friends helps
balance the pain of life
I DO know that people were not meant
to take this journey of life alone
and an important part of life
is to cling to those you love
and hopefully help them navigate
the beauty and pain of the journey