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just for a day

poem...inspiration

By Paul StewartPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
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I

decide

to

be

happy

-

just for today, just a day

24 hours - reminders

-

I

decide

to

be

hopeful

-

just for -

here and now

-

tomorrow's

not promised, yesterday's

the rearview

-

all we have

-

what's ahead

*

Thanks for reading!

Mental HealthStream of Consciousnessperformance poetryinspirationalFree Verse
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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

The Accidental Poet - Poetry Collection is now available!

https://paulspoeticprints.etsy.com

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  • Angie the Archivist 📚🪶3 months ago

    Well put… an active choice, despite the feelings & circumstances. “hopeful - just for - here and now - tomorrow's not promised, yesterday's the rearview”

  • sleepy drafts3 months ago

    Oh, I love this and the idea behind it. There is so much power in choosing to be happy! 💗

  • Okay then, I wish you happiness. Enjoy your next 24 hours. That sounds threatening. Lol. Hope you're doing well Sir Paul!

  • Memories are precious, the present's a gift, the future is....

  • Jay Kantor3 months ago

    Ps ~ Coincidence: P.S. - I was just referring to you to a fellow Villager as, "You know the Scottish Guy" - Fer Real j.in.l.a

  • Joe Patterson3 months ago

    Outstanding.

  • John Cox3 months ago

    Its nice to take a break from the noise. I like the concept of choosing happiness vs others or circumstances or memories determining my state of being. Thanks, Paul. This is a necessary reminder.

  • Lindsay Sfara3 months ago

    What a touching poem, Paul! It's amazing how choosing to be happy and hopeful can be so simple yet so powerful of an action. I feel the warmth written in this. Nicely done!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    Beautiful and resonated so much. Here and now is all I can deal with anymore. Loved this from you, my friend. fin

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