I’m gonna RETIRE!! For what-I-really-WANT;

“PHILOSOPHICAL ATTITUDE 1-101!” a poem a.k.a.: “A Good Outlook = ‘Doing The Best With What You Got’ Kinda Life!” Sat./Sun.- Oct. 13/14, 2018!

He said: “Expecting WORSE or BETTER?

Or-maybe (pause) EASIER?” [when he met-her]!

“Well, I’ve-got ‘good’ retirement (pay) and NOW-I’ve-met-YOU! I’m takin’ life easier; I think that I’m due!

I’m gonna RETIRE!! For what-I-really-WANT;

I’ve-been working too hard – for too long! Let’s hunt,

For-a-retirement get-a-way! With more time in bed,

With reading and TV – and sugar-plums-in-our-head!”

Well, WELCOME TO PHIL. A-One – 101,

It’s ever so practical (pause) and a LITTLE BIT fun,

But! Just know “THIS KEY,” IF your times HAVE BEEN rough,

There-could-be-some-MORE* – even-IF(you-think) you’ve-had-enough!!

For things WILL get better (or so they’ll APPEAR),

ONLY-WITH-PHILOSOPHY! and I’m telling You, Dear:

THIS LIFE DON’T GET BETTER (Smile!) AND IT DON’T GET NO WORSE,

ONLY DIFFERENT!-and-YOU’VE HEARD THIS – BEFORE – IN MY VERSE!!

But! You-might-be-wise, perhaps, (pause)

To ACCEPT this Same, Old News,

Or you-might-be-FOREVER – coming-’round-with-more-“blues!”

So PLEASE! Give-up-THE BETTER – and give up THE WORSE;

Give up: “This-here’s-GOOD – and this? is perverse!!”

Give up: “New-is-the-thing; The Old is passe!”

Whatever comes, Honey, shout: “Hip-Hip-Hooray!”

And make it the best that you can with a smile,

Even though things – may not thrill (you) all the while!

IT’S TRUE! I AIN’T LEAVIN’ – AND YOU THINK THAT’S JUST FINE,

But I AM – “A Handful!” and I’m seldom DIVINE,

And YOU, although “Perfect,” and-”The-Apple-of-My-Eye,”

Are “a-diamond-in-the-rough,”** AND – there MIGHT be a stye,

That’s sitting right THERE, obscuring OUR vision!

Phil. A-1 101 CAN BE A “BLESSING!” (pause)

Or NUCLEAR FISSION! 🙂

fin. ❤

* – Rough Times, that is! 😦 🙂

** – as we ALL are!! 🙂

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