It's Always Something New to Bother: A Poem

Updated on June 7, 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.

It seems like it's always something new to bother

and we like to call it inescapable part of the game

if not weather, news, noise, then something other

or it's our preference to be bothered by the same.

I call it preference as the choice is ours

to pick our favorite among all irritants

unless mistakenly we use our powers

and choose peace by some chance.

Remember the time of your falling in love

when nothing could upset that happy mood

flying above annoyances on wings of a dove

and ignoring the world, just because you could.

You can still do it, feeling amorous or not

as loving yourself enough is all you need

when it's about feeling you call each shot

so keep dismissing crap until you succeed.

For nothing has the power to annoy

it's always exclusively of our own make

and life is only there to persistently enjoy

so let us make it happen, for goodness sake.


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      Vladimir Karas 

      2 months ago from Canada

      Paula---I think I know why your sons never liked when you said: "My goodness!!!" First, they detected those exclamation marks that I saw in your comment. Second, you reminded them of "your goodness", which was always hinting at "their badness".

      No wonder they turned out so right. Listen, if my mother had been so tough, I would have turned out wayyyyyy better dude than I am today. Maybe I am just lucky to have a forgiving wife who keeps feeding my illusion of being a good boy.

      And yes, I do agree, my dear, life is definitely too short for counting irritants in our daily emotional inventory. Keep up junking them all, and stay tough. --- Good night, amiga. Val

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      2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yes!.."for goodness sake!" My sons used to hate it when I said, "My goodness!" all the time. LOL Don't ask me why. Just another thing for them to gripe about. The other thing I would tell them when they wanted to complain, was, "call your attorney." or "Here's a dime, call someone who cares!" LOL It didn't matter. All of my expressions were my way of telling them to STOP COMPLAINING & figure out their own issues like big boys!! LOL

      When I'm in a grumpy mood....I will even advise myself to "put up or shut up!" The way I see it Val, there can be a hundred irritants in the course of a day. Time is precious and I have no time for them!! Amen.

    • ValKaras profile imageAUTHOR

      Vladimir Karas 

      2 months ago from Canada

      Doris---Thank you, I am happy you like it. But no, I didn't have you in mind.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 months ago

      "Pick our favorite among all irritants" Now that's funny. Did you write this just for me. LOL I love it.


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