"Job and Friends" by Ilya Repin‘This, Too, Will Pass’ by Michael Charles Maibach The Society May 5, 2022 Beauty, Poetry 2 Comments . This, Too, Will Pass This, too, will pass— They like to say. This pain now here Will fly away. This, too, will pass— This broken heart, This dear, sweet loss— Tears me apart. This, too, will pass— A mindset, sure, To meet life’s trials And thus endure. This, too, will pass— They always say Of others’ loss— That is their way. This, too, will pass? You did not see What once was mine, Now tragedy. This, too, will pass— But until then, I won’t be whole ‘Till who knows when? This, too, will pass— Without a trace, But only with God’s saving grace. . . Michael Charles Maibach began writing poems at age nine. Since then he has continued writing poems, and sharing them with friends. His career has involved global business diplomacy. He is a native of Peoria, Illinois. Today Michael resides in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. More of his poems are found at www.MaibachPoems.us or on Facebook. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses C.B. Anderson May 5, 2022 A bit maudlin, with predictable arcs, but all in all, not too bad. Reply Patricia Redfern May 7, 2022 I think your last line_is the most cogent and powerful of all! Life, is anything but a carnival of laughter and clever cliches. Nor are past centuries…records of man’s kindness and gentility. In personal life, Tragedy does hit us. Nothing maudlin about your poem, all can be overcome with faith. A great poem! Reality, presented so all of us can comprehend life. Well done. Thank you! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.