Attempt or be Tempted

I am tempted…

 to lie in bed and never let the sun shine down on me,

 to never again look up to the heavens and wish upon a star,

 to waste away the days wishing I could once again hold  you,

 to forever wallow in self pity,

 to let life pass right on by.

But life is a tapestry

of what we have done,

of where we have been.

I must  attempt…

To live,

To love,

To remember the beauty your love brought to my life,

To show off the golden threads woven into my tapestry.