Can you change them to any degree?
Then deal with them and move on.
I'm not talking about Syria,
with whole cities bombed,
gas shells, murderous factions
and a population displaced,
or someone detonating a truck
filled with explosives
in a market place in Bagdad
but just your usual run-of-the-mill disappointment,
bad luck, extortion, loss, grief, betrayal.
What's done is done. It can't change
so move on
and maybe, just maybe,
that bramble fire that swept over your mind
can burn a few weeds away,
or the dark cloud that covered you
will bring some rain and sweet new growth,
or that bitter cyanide
poured onto your low grade ore
can remove some dross
and look, what remains is
a little bit of gold.