Power of the Peppy Mood
If life is but a flimsy boat tossing about on water
That's given to tantrums and prone to turn
Turbulent any moment without prior warning
And topple or trash the hapless boat in the blink
Of an eye, then who on earth could claim victory
Fighting or dodging its dark and murky moods?
Being no stranger to pitchy, touchy moods
That twist and turn, characteristic of water,
Life's tendency is to fight for all-out victory.
When attacked out of turn the worm will turn.
Then turn around, face the foe, without a blink
At danger springing often minus any warning
Even from that friendly foe. Here's a warning
To all afflicted by their "friends'" inky moods:
Their flippant minds teetering on the blink
Could blow us completely out of the water.
So hasten now before there's another turn
Of trying events: do a U-turn towards victory.
But tarry not long at its delights, for victory
Once no repeats guarantee; the initial warning
Firmly stands. Then if someone tries to turn
The screw again, unable to keep their mood
In check, their late apologies holding no water,
Your preparedness would help you not to blink.
For if you take your eye off the ball and blink,
No doubt the ground would shake and victory
That was yours is likely to evaporate like water,
The blinking signs of red screaming out a warning
Dragging south your joy with your peppy mood
In tow. No matter how hard you try not to turn
A hair, it would be a colossal task now to turn
Things around and all we can do is not blink
Or have regrets but retain a buoyant mood,
For regrets are never able to bring back victory.
It's best in the first place to heed the warning,
Failing which, try to keep your head above water.
To turn things around from failure to victory
When in deep water due to unheeded warning,
It is vital not to blink but keep an upbeat mood.
Copyright © Anne Sharpe, 2011