Feeling Good by Feeling Bad: A Satiric Poem

Updated on May 28, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

You may not believe it, but you may try

but so many of us just can't feel good

unless they are not in a gear to cry

or in any related negative mood.


Bitterness makes them complete

with recall of an injustice they thrive

as they may resent all successful elite

and every great personage dead or alive.


Hypochondriacs and rebels and cynics alike

share this rosy trait of pissed-off-go-happy

enjoying every high blood pressure spike

a chance to go against grain all snappy.


So much to complain, so little to enjoy

as joy is for dreamers and wimps only

and if there is no one with gift to annoy

they feel bored, unmotivated and lonely.


Just watch news or get paper to read

with all that ranting, whining and protest

and you'll recognize so many of that breed

addicted to misery and grouching to their best.

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      Vladimir Karas 3 weeks ago from Canada

      Carolyn---O.K., good luck, LOL, but I am sure you can get there without any help of luck, while being a smart and fine lady.

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      Carolyn Fields 3 weeks ago from South Dakota, USA

      "Addicted to misery" . . . that about sums it up.

      I, for one, have decided to go in a different direction.

      Wish me luck.

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