Today, enjoy this amazing poem by American author Leah Lubin. Enjoy your summer day, Yareah magazine readers. Art is Everywhere!
You Don’t Defend, Explain, or Justify by Leah Lubin
While sitting alone in my room,
wondering how I got here,
I ponder the changes and
different aspects life expects
you to go through.
Is it the same for everyone
or are artists especially challenged?
Van Gogh was.
So were most of the writers
we know and love.
It seems to be part of the course.
The development stage
that seems never ending.
So what to do?
All I know for sure is that
you don’t defend, explain, or justify
you life choices.
They are yours to make and break.
The challenges simply continue.
Then, when it’s over at some point, you
find peace, and hopefully happiness too.
So keep going.
Nearly there, but not quite.