Joyful Today

Today I am joyful
The sniffles have gone
I wasn’t even cranky
at the crack of dawn

Maybe preparedness
Is my new secret
Lunches and clothes
Packed at night
Not so frantic

I dance to the transistor radio
on the shelf
I wipe down the counters
and sing to myself

Not even financial doom
Will faze me
I am just happy today

This little poem today
Is to prove
That every day
in this life
comes anew

Don’t get caught up
in the fear of the moment
Wipe yourself off
And say
I just won’t own it!

Tip toeing on egg shells
And crying false tears
Won’t make a difference
In changing your gears

Stand up today
And say

I stand on a soap box today
So it seems
I preach to the choir
of all of you

Although tomorrow may
bring different words
I’ll take today
Because I feel damn good!


About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website,, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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