Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Choose Happiness

When misery smacked me
in the face
with demeaning smirks
and words of disgrace

like...
You’re not good enough,
You don’t deserve that!

I looked back at her
and said, NO!
Go away! Scat!

And then turned
my head
the other way,
said, YES!
to happiness
just for today.

A conscious choice
to live my life free,
no longer a prisoner
to the misery of ME.

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Prompt inspiration: Poetry Jam~ Yes or No w/ Mary

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Several of you have asked me about my new blog header. I wanted to let you know my friend, Sheila Moore did this for me.

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22 comments:

Mary said...

I love the message in this poem, Laurie -- turning your back on misery and saying YES to happiness! Perfect!

Susan said...

Positive uplifting sassy beat to an absolutely essential cry of freedom. Glorious!

uneven steven said...

For me "Just for today" is the pivotal line of your poem - misery loves to ruminate on tomorrow and yesterday and you can't give it any wiggle room :-)

Brian Miller said...

saying yes to happiness, that is a beautiful thing...and saying no to the other is def something we have to do or it will hang around....

Green Speck said...

"YES!
to happiness
just for today." Isn't this the best thing we could do, embrace happiness? I loved the poem.

PS: Your new blog header is cool :-)

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Beautiful sentiments!

my heart's love songs said...

i do believe that our personal happiness can be affected by our conscious choices most of the time.

anthonynorth said...

There's a deep psychology in this one. We're often slave to ourselves.

SaraV said...

Laurie, I love your "yes" keep saying that--you have so many good reasons to keep saying "scat" :-) Love the new header, too.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

A great poem with a message to live by!

Fireblossom said...

Scat, cat. I don't know if there's a better y/n subject to consider, as an individual, than the one you have written about.

PS--I like the cardinals.

Chhavi Vatwani said...

Go away, scat! :D That's the way to look at life's worries.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

YES! Choose happiness!

turtlememoir said...

well said & great words of advice - we do choose, one way or another, what our day is going to be

ND Mitchell said...

Well chosen and well written :-)

Helen said...

I like the tone of your voice in this poem ... Cardinals? St. Louis of course.

daydreamerdreams said...

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. A lovely poem!

Wayne Pitchko said...

nice message....and poem...thanks Laurie

Peggy said...

I am late getting here to comment but I do like the message of your poem--escaping the misery of me!! Yes!

JANU said...

Always a YES to self! Good you said it.

mefeedyoume said...

Nice message, but sometimes it isn't easy("no longer a prisoner
to the misery of ME. ")

Judy Roney said...

I love this and the messages here. No longer a prisoner to the misery of me....incredible!