Some times we fall upon "Hard Times".
Like an orphan child they are laid at our door.
What to do? What to do? What to do?
Listen to a song - a song like "Hard Times."
Listen carefully to the words - to another's soul.
Everyone has sung it. Everyone has felt it:
Dolly Parton, Emilylou Harris, Bob Dylan,
Mary Black, Johnny Cash, Mavis Staples,
Bruce Springsteen and so many others
on the other side of our door. Then pray
each time you hear the old words,
"Hard Times, Come Again No More."
Hard times, come again no more to my door.
© Andy Costello Reflections 2016