Joyful Reckoning

By: Woodrow Odom Lucas

As I look back on those days of Joyful Reckoning,

I shed a tear,

I had a wife once and she was the best thing since pancakes, eggs, and sausage,

But I was a confused man, tormented by fears that I did not understand,

And so I lost her,

But as soon as the sun rises,

My love for her never dies,

I just love her differently,

My 3 queens I used to call them,

For my love for my ex-wife and 2 daughters is a rare thing indeed,

You can let go of a relationship,

You can accept divorce,

But you can not let go of love,

For love is the fuel of all that is beautiful and wondrous in this realm,

As I look back on those days of Joyful reckoning,

I shed a tear,

I had a wife once, and she was the best thing since pancakes, eggs, and sausage.

But I was a confused man, tormented by fears that I didn’t understand,

And so I lost her,

But her love for me did not die,

And now we are friends who pray for her new family on Wednesdays.

You can let go of a relationship,

You can accept divorce,

But you cannot let go of love,

For love is the fuel of all that is beautiful and wondrous in this realm.

I am a man of great chaos, for I am berated by shadows that I do not understand.

But in my heart there is great love.

Even God tells me so.

And so I just put one foot in front of the other, one next right thing after one next right thing,

Until the sunshine warms my face with a rainbow beside it.

As I look forward to what awaits me,

I ponder on those coming days of Joyful Reckoning,

And I shed a tear.

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