and just desserts fall in others’ stead,
we must believe that what we receive
is the crown custom made for our head.
A real king rules his given kingdom
when self sheds ish and grabs hold of less.
In days of duress we realize
contentment is more than happiness.
It’s only when pressure is applied,
through the times that we feel the most scourged
and we yield to the weight of the world,
that the brightest of diamonds are forged.