I love the undertones of happiness and very real way that life is sometimes dirt and gum on your shoes because life is both beautiful colors and the grays in between. Life is both wondrous and dirty. By not keeping the poem neither extremely sad or overly happy you have captured the real essence of life in a short snap shot. I love the duality of the picture. Great write will have to find more of your work. I really enjoyed the length and power behind the words. Perfect Poem in structure and rhythm.
I liked this poem. It is a great depiction of a life shared by a lot of people. We all aspire to be happy. We must realize that all we really need is hope. I think you touched that well.
Looking forward to the next day, only to have it go to Hell can be very disappointing, but we press on.