waking up with the blues

we all have mornings like this

don’t we?

for no reason we have  sleepless nights

our minds are invaded with problems

about  tasks  never completed

we think of things we said and wished

we had remained silent

we think of  things we wished we said

but did not



we just want to roll over in bed

and go back to sleep

for several more hours

or maybe the rest of the day

but we can’t



okay we say let’s get up

we drink three large

cups of coffee while staring

at the TV

(it does not matter what we are watching)



we ask ourselves one question:

“are we really going to

make it through the day” and

are we too tired to matter to anyone

or to accomplish anything of importance?



we drink our coffee, we put one foot

in front of the other

and do the first item on the list

and we go to the second item on the  list

and we start feeling good



and before we know it

we got a few things finished

we make the phone calls we dreaded,




we are proud of ourselves and

will call our best friend

and say “met me for food and drinks

at the sports bar”



and now we fill like  winners

and maybe we are winners

after all

we made it through another day

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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