Monday, May 12, 2008

Mr. Fred's Poetry Corner: Please Be Happy!

It may be hard to see past my deeply negative streak but with me it really is all about the love, I love you and I want you to be happy, I don't want anything in return and I don't care if nobody knows it, I'm all about spreading the love.

A Chance Meeting


Cheerfulness I manufacture
Like a Chinese factory,
Making toys for you,
Your exact specifications,
Anything you want or need.
You are just so wonderful!
Your happiness, my validation!
I love you, and I find you so
Important! You, not me;
I’m here for just one purpose,
Different altogether.

I size you up and think:
What does this lovely person need?
To help them on their way,
This lonely, lonely day,
To help you if I may,
To surely find your way,
Through this cold, impersonal world.

The elevator ride is long,
The building tall, and just we two,
Our suits are pressed; our ties are straight,
But you are nervous, I can see,
A heavy case, lap-top at the ready.
“You look great,” I smile and say,
“They will love you,” and it’s true,
“They will want what you will offer,
Give ‘em hell,” I’ve said my piece.

Smiling now at one another,
“Thanks!” you say, now quite relaxed.
Your burden eased by my good cheer,
And I’m content, my burden too
Is lifted, burden that I carry,
Somehow lightened now as well,
My fellowship has helped us both,
And I am happy.


Anonymous said...

I was kind to cats. Fed them, gave them many treats. Fresh fish and raw crab, even. But now they are dead, and they took their memories of my kindness into the ground with them. What did it matter? They breathed a little easier because of me. That's all folks.

fred c said...

I'm impressed that you fed them so well, and I think that what we do while we're here does matter. Otherwise there'd be no differencee between reading Faulkner or smoking crack.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what we do while we're here matters somewhat, but in the big picture of time we are lost like tears in the rain.