Written by: Regina Asinde

Can mirth shadow sorrow,
glossing it to gay heights
where eyes shine in gaiety
and cheeks dimple with grins
or shall they pall and droop
to frowns and wrinkles?

Can tomorrow be today or 
today be yesterday or yesterday be tomorrow?
Can you die before you are born
or be born before conception?
Does it bother you that it bothers me
when you are bothered?

At times I laugh when crying 
and cry when laughing!
It’s a mystery I know,
but then mysteries are what I know
so tell me,
can mirth shadow sorrow
or sorrow mar mirth?