Life, I was told is always tragic
And seldom there is any magic
Yet, you happened to me in an odd way
Because of you I live today!
Trust, I was told was the act of weak
And that return favors are just bleak
Yet, you gave me the courage to dare
Because of you, I learned to care!
Laugher, I was told was a nuisance
And it never happiness’ real essence
Yet, you created my widest smile
Because of you, I enjoy every while!
Truth, I was told never brings any luck
And with panic and dread you’re stuck
Yet, you taught the purity of thought
Because of you I am never distraught!
Love, I was told is the reason for misery
And it leaves you scary and teary
Yet, you made me the best memories
Because of you everything is bliss!
(Title inspired by Kelly Clarkson’s, “Because of you”)