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APED: "a good day"

May 13th, 2009 (10:49 pm)

Yesterday turned out just awful.
But things will go better today.
They couldn't be worse. It's not lawful.
What happened? Well, just let me say:
Our pipes were corroded,
So when I was goaded
to eat something pallid and gray,
and had to unload it,
our plumbing imploded,
and the downstairs was all washed away.
And flames licked the walls,
and the smoke filled the halls,
and our lives all were in disarray,
And the cookstove exploded,
-- hence the fire I've noted --
Let today be let a very good day.

Even though it's a drain,
I'll just smile through the pain
Though the last day was nothing but bad.
Yesterday's gone, so I'm starting again
After all of the trouble I've had.
I'm erasing the stain,
and reframing my brain,
and determined that I won't be sad.
It might be denial,
but I think that I'll
let today be a very good day.

Sure, the kitchen's all burned,
and the tub's overturned
and everything's covered in grime,
and somehow my horrible rash has returned
and the clock's given up keeping time,
and my heart has been spurned
and there's no interest earned
and somehow the ceiling drips slime,
and there's snakes in the toilet --
don't let those things spoil it.
Let today be a very good day.

Comments

Posted by: Coaster (coasterchild)
Posted at: May 14th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
lesbians

Aww, I like this. Something about unbeatable, absurd optimism appeals to me.

You're wonderful at this poetry business.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)

Thank you!

I go back and forth on this poetry business. I feel like too many of the poems are filler -- i.e., I had to get something down! It is short and sucks! But it keeps me writing, and the ones that do come off well tend to be ones I'm pretty proud of.

So, all in all, I think "a poem every day" is working out! I never said it would be a *good* poem every day. :)

Posted by: stalkere (stalkere)
Posted at: May 14th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
G'day!

This is a nice mixture of optimism and resignation.

I figure any day I wake up in pain, at least that means I'm still alive.

If there's no pain, I've probably died somewhere along the way.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 26th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)

Pain is good for that. If you're limping, hell, you're still walking.

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