|"Our Lady of Perpetual Woes" - created on Polyvore/MeriMagic|
I call her "Our Lady of Perpetual Woes."
I'm sure you know her.
She's the friend, the colleague, the cousin
who makes a career of complaining
about all the things that are wrong in her life.
She sees the cup as half full. . .
Any attempts you make to help her alter
her perspective are rebuffed.
She doesn't want to make a shift.
She is the shadow of Our Lady,
the part of her that wanted to lie down and quit
when her burdens felt crushing.
Only, unlike the Divine Mother,
Our Lady of Perpetual Woes
chooses to suck on lemons
instead of making lemonade.
Sometimes, the only way to keep
their darkness from seeping into your aura
is to minimize contact
or cut ties all together.
We can't mother the whole world.