If it starts…

Don’t you see?
Everything that starts
Has an end;
Don’t you see?
That ends has a start;
If it starts,
Know that it will end;
And if it ends,
Know that there was a start.
No matter how hopeless
A situation may look,
Have hope;
Its end will come;
It will not be forever;
By the same token;
No matter how good things
May be,
They will come to and end.
Thus, you have no reason
To despair.