wordsout from Cafe Church poems by Joe Kelly   home 

The University of Adversity

I went to the University of Adversity.
I took a BA in life skills.
The course was the very finest,
it took me to my very edge.
The curriculum could not have been better.
My graduation was my realisation:
this University was not my first choice.
Having graduated I can with God’s help
take on anything that life throws me.