On Days Like These (A Poem)
A Poem for a Rough Day
On days like these, when you spill your coffee early in the morning
when your cat brings you a headless mouse
when your 2 year old decides to have the tantrum of the year
When you are trying to think but everything is unclear
when your neighbors wake you up because they decide to fight
when the mailman doesn't bring what you were expecting
when you shaved your head and its suddenly cold
when you need to breath, but your nose is plugged
when your dog thinks it funny to potty inside
when your house is a mess
and all you want to do is hide.
On days like these, you must remember to breathe,
you must remember that these things make you stronger,
that tomorrow you will laugh at today
that your gray hair is a trophy for wisdom gained
On days like these,
you must keep your head up high,
you must learn how to dance in the middle of their fight
you must scream out loud "TECH SUPPORT"
and laugh at your face in the mirror,
or find a comfy corner, and just cry,
cry until your eyes are dried, and feel the feeling of peace inside.
On days like these, you must not spread the negativity
but instead force yourself to smile,
even if on the inside you frown
Make the wonder what in the heck is wrong with you
why are you always happy,
what's with you?
On Days like these, after the kids go to sleep,
I sip on my coffee, and cuddle with him
I dance like a drunk in a bar,
I laugh at everything
and suddenly I realize,
I can make it better,
I can make it work,
because days like these make us stronger,
they make us Beautiful.
Remember you are doing the best you can...
I wrote this poem, in the middle of a crazy day. We all have them, we all tackle those days like we can. It started with the coffee, then the headless mouse, and after that it all seemed to go downhill. Until I took a moment, and looked in the mirror and for some reason just thought it was funny. The way I sounded complaining about it to my husband, or my own thoughts. It was funny to me, because usually I try my hardest not to complain, or I focus my energy on something positive. But not that day. Then I realize, we can learn so much from days like these. We can learn that most things are trivial, can be fixed, or are not even worth getting worked up over. Life is all about learning to live with ourselves, to quiet our inner voices, and to accept that we are not perfect, and we will never be, but we are beautiful, we are warriors of life.
Next time you find yourself having a rough day, take a deep breath, and step back. Quiet your thoughts, and become aware of yourself. You will start to relax, and you will remember, you are doing the best you can.