My emotions are like a tide,
one minute the nice, calming warmth of happiness is enveloping me,
and then the next minute the happiness drifts away,
back to whatever pool it originates from,
and I am left feeling something deeper than sadness or pain.
I feel a loss, a lonely ache, in my bones that I had just barely grasped the happiness I longed for
when it suddenly disappeared again,
and I am left wondering where it went,
through this long and rather depressing process.
I have realized one thing happiness is not stable,
happiness is fleeting,
because things are constantly changing around me,
as the tide comes and envelopes me again
this time I feel a searing pain that I know only comes from a creature of the ocean,
this time I know happiness will never last.
And just as I am about to become overrun with despair,
the clouds part,
the sun shines down on me,
and I realize, despite the pain, there is one thing that is constant
In spite of how much pain, sadness, despair, or loneliness I may feel there is always a steady and stable peace present in the back of my mind,
that reminds me that tomorrow will bring a new day,
a new tide,
and a new chance to feel happy again.