“ON MAXIMIZING J O Y IN THE NEW YEAR (WORLD)!” a poem, dedicated especially to Mary T – O, Houston, Texas! Monday – December 31, 2018 (New Year’s Eve)
As Mr. K. – and Mr. R – and-Misters S-’n’-V-’n’-O, (pause)
Might-’ave-noticed! By-and-by – at-the-former-H.,-S-M.-Do-jo:
Members-would-present – what-they might bake,
Or broil – or fry – or saute well,
To-delight-”The-Presenter,” and this we-can-tell:
That-kenshu-often-ran-with – charm and ease,
When-our-honored-pres-enter – did-not “tease,”
But offered thanks – for every dish,* –
Whether-Italian – German – or-sweet Flem-ish!
Not all were kosher – and seldom raw,
Yet- if-no-one heard – ‘bout-any-“flaw,”
But-only-heard-praise, for the-food provided,
Such JOY we-all felt – and the kenshu “glided,”
By-so-easily, with smiles and hugs,
And even-the-vacuum – saw Happy Rugs!
So, the lesson here? For-your New Year:
ACCEPT THE OFFERING, and have no fear,
That change of diet (at-least, for a while),
Will (probably!)-not kill you – and-might ease “the trial,”
Of LIFE herein – this World, all right,
AND JOY WILL RULE, BOTH DAY & NIGHT,
To come so eas(il)y, with so much love,
If-we-find acceptance – as-with The Dove,
Who-happily pecks – at what-ever’s-given,
And, we-know, towards-Happiness we-all are “driven,”
But This – World – and-its-“starts-and-stops,”
CAN wear quite thin, so NOTHING TOPS,
Just being – pleasant – ly-inclined,
Accepting All! –
AND!!! being KIND! 🙂 – Konpai! Mr. Ono**
- which were NOT always in his (or her) meal plan!
** – The way Japanese (& others) sometimes offer “cheers,” like for ushering in The New Year! sometimes with a slice of pe- CAN PIE! (Here’s to Mr. O, always cherished in this Heart of mine!)*** *** 🙂 – We hope you’re OK!