life can be a drain
some need meds for pain
or simply to stay sane

don’t linger with disdain
or wallow in the strain
no use to complain

transform hardship to gain
this may go against the grain
but please let me explain

none are innate stain
let me refrain
not naturally in our vein

harmful thoughts we can restrain
healthy attitude will nourish and sustain
but persistent effort is plain

in order to train our brain
once conquered we will remain
calm empowering kindness to refrain

let harm and anger wane
for if we let them reign
then all will be in vain

don’t be like calamity Jane
learn now how to train
and let loving kindness rain!

once we’ve tamed our mind we are more able to observe life
like a train passenger rather than engaging in the drama!