Fleeting Moments of Happiness
(for Glenda Lucero David)
By Apolinario Villalobos
Life is like a book –
For each page, flipped and browsed
Tells a story, a woven tapestry of moments
Full of color in shades of grief and happiness.
Life is like a stream –
Flowing, with surface rippled and agitated
By a rock, fallen leaf, gliding fish, swimming child
Moments of trials, some are gigantic, some are mild.
For whatever life brings –
We must thank the Lord with profuse gratitude
Endure the sharp bitter taste, relish every drop of sweetness
Smile, laugh, and frolic even in its fleeting moments of happiness.