Grief and Joy

Grief and Joy

by Elizabeth Challinor

Grief and Joy

Went hand in hand into the sea

Joy wanted to float

But Grief kept pulling Joy down

Let go of me

Can't you see

We're both going to drown?

A seagull plunged out of the sky

And stole Grief's story with her beak

Grief gave out a thunderstorm cry

She could no longer speak!

Joy opened Grief's wings

And the pain rained down freely

Elizabeth Challinor