Poetry by Jeff Green


In praise of the downside

by cricketjeff on March 12, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

A bit of misery is underrated
We don’t need happy faces all the while
I wonder if you’ve ever contemplated
How many times you’d hate to see a smile

It’s Monday morning and it’s started raining
The train is late, it’s overcrowded too
You settle to the buzz of mute complaining
The rest are just as miserable as you

This half an hour of horrified harrumphing
Will set you up to face a busy day
A cup of tea and you’ll soon be triumphing
No matter if the sky is blue or grey

An early morning dose of dire distress
Can set you up for evening happiness