With apologies to Joyce Kilmer, Dr. Seuss and Ogden Nash…
I think that I shall never view
A you as perfectly you than you
You’re almost perfect which seems more than fine
Any more than that and you’d be viewed as Divine
You’re angry and snarky, you’re happy and joyful
You’re goofy and troubled and giggly and soulful
Your days run the gamut from perfect to lousy
Some days you’re awake; others you’re drowsy
There are moments you’re sure that you must be insane
And if so, then my friend we are one and the same
The point of this post – very short, mildly witty
is that some days are diamonds while others are shitty
And no matter which day yours is fated to be
There’s something to gain which your eyes may not see
The knowledge that moments pass quicker each year
And it’s better to hold them all nearer than near
You’re you-ness conspires to handle your load
Whether feeling quite princely or more like a toad
And regardless you really could not be more grand
And for this, I for one give you one rousing hand!
31 thoughts on “For You”
LOL! Love it- And it’s oh so true. I showed it to my human and he grinned. He said, “It had to be good, the writer knew who Ogden Nash was.”
Thanks Sandy!!! I ran it by Archie and Teddy first and after they rolled their eyes, groaned and rolled over on their backs, I figured I was good to go! So glad you sniffed around my blog!! Just checked out yours, and may I say – you are one talented Golden!!
Great minds and all that. You and my human would have a great time conversing. He was a Busexec for a long time (he’s tendays older than dirt) for a Fort500 company and one of his tasks was teaching other executives MIR skills. He still loves all that manure…I mean good stuff. He’s reading over my shoulder and I don’t want to lose out on treats. Sandy
I posted a reply, but I blew the address! Ah, the price of being a human..
“Older than dirt” is not the best phrase to use when describing your human – especially if he’s looking over your shoulder while you type. “Mature” might be better, “seasoned executive” – even better. It increases the odds of not just getting a treat, but getting a couple extra on general principle. I understand his interest in all this MIR stuff – we share that for sure. Though I must say, I’m happier consulting, writing and speaking than I do working everyday!
I believe that Dr. Seuss, Ogden Nash and Joyce Kilmer would’ve quite pleased, I bet there’s even a standing ovation somewhere 🙂
Oh I doubt that Jo – they’re probably shaking their heads and going back to bed..:-)
Maybe, but I bet they’re smiling.
🙂 thank you!
Well. Wow! Thanks for the Monday morning poetry. 🙂 I do love uplifting messages!
Thanks! I was feeling a little silly this morning…:-)
Silly = Good! 🙂
The poet comes out! Thanks for the Monday morning verse. Great reminder, too, that we get something out of every day if we just look for it.
Thanks – though hardly a poet. Just thought I’d do something new…:-)
Wonderful! Mildly witty? Not so… totally witty more like it.
Thank you so much!! Your praise is too generous, but I sure do appreciate it!
One word. Wow. You just sat down and banged this out?
Yeah – it’s been a hobby for years…is hobby the right word? I used to write one at the end of the year for the administrators, directors and chiefs at the firm – at the end, this involved listing 63 people by name along with some comment about their year. I can bang these out pretty quickly now..:-)
OK then. I have a proposition for you. I come up with some idea (one you agree to of course) – and you bang out a poem as Guest Blogger. Deal?
Btw, I wrote you back – I’ll be happy to take a shot at writing something about a topic you provide…unfortunately, I replied to myself and not to you – hope you got it..
No, didn’t get it. OK. Give me some time to think about something worthy. Didn’t realize you were such a master craftswoman in this trade. Incredible.
Oh hardly incredible – just playing with words…I had written that I would be happy to be a Guest Author or anything other than Guest Banger – I didn’t think that sounded really appropriate, ya know? 🙂
For you? It would be a pleasure…thanks for not saying I’d be the Guest Banger (I wouldn’t be comfortable with that…) 🙂
It is hard enough to write, now you want me to rhyme. I can’t keep up.
Lol – I’ve been playing around like that for such a long time…thought I’d have a little fun!
A riotous romp, Mimi! Loved it! Bug and Beau give it two paws up, too! 🙂
Thank Bug and Beau and of course you too
Two paws up is the best review!! 🙂
I love this. There usually is something to gain even if you can’t see it. Thank you for sharing.