When I woke up
Key sites were down
Spent all mornin’
Cut a toe on a tack
I didn’t see on the floor
Jumped and banged my elbow
On the edge of a door
Sewer line’s blocked
Now I see I’m wearin’
Coffee pot’s empty
It’s plain to see
A bad day’s brewin’
And it’s wearin’ on me
All this stuff
Is pilin’ on
Everything I’ve touched
Has turned out wrong
But today isn’t going
To get me down
It may take awhile
But I’ll bring it around
Time will tell
That I was right
I’ll make it a great day
If it takes all night!
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
Man that is awesome. I can honestly say that I had a good rythym going along with it all the way through. I now feel like I could be a rapper after reading this post.
Excellent Work!! Funny as hell
Wow! Thank you for the great compliment, Tom!
Love your attitude …..it can only get better…your day! and yes don’t let it get you down! Wishing you some sunshine in your day! Ute x
Thank you, Ute! It did. By late afternoon things got better, and last night was great. I even have email and all my work sites fully back today! YAY!
So glad to hear it! you can relax then! 🙂
Love this poem and your cocking a snoop at Murphy’s Law!! Good on you we all have days like these. The difference is we do not all try to turn them around!! 😉
Thank you! Some days are harder to turn around than others. They can be pretty persistent and insistent sometimes! Fortunately, I can be quite stubborn myself. ;-D!
I know you will, Russ.
Thank you, Tom. May you always feel welcome here.
Some days are just like that… Great poem, Russ. Maybe a song?
Thank you, Cathy. Possibly a song. I can write poems a LOT faster than creating a full song, so my song dance card is getting pretty full, but some subset of my poems will become songs someday, and when they do, I plan to post them here. Thank you for feedback as to which ones might be good song material.
mis-matched socks are the latest rage and totally in style so don’t sweat that one!
For guys too? At the office? In a suit? (Actually, in my case, I work alone, so unless I’m going to meet a Client it really doesn’t matter what I wear.) Thank you for the feedback, Diana!
It really shouldn’t matter what you wear in any situation but I know it does, that’s just he world we live in!
I agree. The good news is that with my Clients, I could wear anything. They don’t care what I wear, they care how much I care about them, their future, and their portfolios. A substantial percentage of my Clients have told me that don’t even bother to read the quarterly letters and reports I send to them. They say they trust me so much that that is all they need to know. (In some of the cases the money is in retirement accounts that they won’t need to access for many years.) I’m greatly honored by that level of trust, but would prefer that they read my letters and reports. I believe that they’d like the results being achieved on their behalf.
I’m sure you do a great job and I totally understand your clients. I trust my financial planner too – if I knew how to do what they do, I wouldn’t need them and I don’t understand their letters and graphs anyway! Pathetic, I know, but that’s the truth!
Thank you, Diana. I don’t think it’s pathetic at all. I didn’t try to tell my lung surgeon where to cut, and I don’t tell my dentist which drill bit to use, nor my mechanic which spark plug is miss-firing. I can’t know everything about everything and must find people I trust to do key things for me.
Great examples Russ!
Thank you, Diana!
Boy…can’t most of us say we’ve seen days like that…! Diane
Sadly, and sometimes hilariously, true. There comes a time when one is faced with either laughing at it all or throwing a great big ol’ Pity Party.
It was pretty bad there for awhile, but it wouldn’t even qualify for my Top 50 Bad Days list. Fortunately, I’ve been blessed with many, many, more wonderful ones, so I’m not complaining.
Very Clever Russ!
Thank you, Shian!
this poem should always be paired with the more optimistic one…with “Aglow”. It’s a bangin’ combo!
Thank you, Charron. I agree that they make a good pair. One of the reasons I wrote “Aglow” was to remind me of all my blessings and that a lot of wonderful things can happen from this point forward.
I’m not among thd legions who get tired of your poetry. I’m in the Army of Admirers who relate to the rhythm, the rhyme, and the resourcefulness. Thank you for sharing! My day’s been brewin’ a rich and aromatic potful! You added the sweetner as I browsed your recent entries and thoroughly savored the sentiments.
Thank you or your kind and generous comments, Jan. I’m glad you are in my life.