Life Is What You Call It

Life brings joy and we laugh
It brings sorrow at which we scoff

Both are true, but for a moment
Why spend more time, in joy or torment
Both come uninvited, both go away too
Let them not leave any marks on you

Laugh too much and your stomach will pain
Alas! There is no pleasure without the pain
Suffer not the pain, relish not the joy
For both are sure to just go away

Be happy without reason
Smile in every season
Life is reason enough to live
It takes the meaning that you give

Call it joy, you will laugh
Call it sorrow, you will cry
Call it peace, you will smile
Call it bliss, you will enjoy