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“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. <3

* – Rough Times, that is! 🙁 🙂

** – as we ALL are!! 🙂

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Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)

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