2016 came full of promise and hidden motive,
where I searched for a comfort the year seemed devoid of.
Between failed marriage, lonlieness and pretending,
it seemed this years negativity would continue without ending.
But as the days went on I noticed myself getting stronger,
the endless nights of suffering ceased to feel longer.
My skin once soft from naivety became much thicker,
my wisdom and strength rose to more than a flicker.
Most people find only the bad this year has brought,
but things will only ever be negative if negativity is all that is sought.
While I can't say this year hasn't been one for critism,
I've found a new way to look at a moments pain with more optimism.
It may have been difficult in many a spot,
but I'd still like to thank 2016 for the strength that I got.