What Matters
Author: Shiloh


In life, it ain’t the hot sun
that bakes you and makes you sweat rivers,
And it ain’t the freezing cold winds
that come with heavy snowfalls
that wrap around your world, closing you in,
And it ain’t the worries
'bout things you can worry 'bout
and know that you can’t do nothin’
'bout things by worryin’ anyway,
And it ain’t the sure knowledge
that no matter what day it is,
no matter what time it is,
no matter where you are,
or what you are doin’…
nothin' matters that is gonna make any much difference
to you no matter how much you think about it,
no matter how much you wanna try to make things different.
What truly matters,
at the end of your trials,
at the end of your longest days,
into the middle of your darkest and most scary night,
is whether or not you can dance in the rain.


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