Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Day to Be Alive

It's a great day to be alive
The still shining when I close my eyes
There's some hard times in the neighborhood
But why can't every day be just this good.
--Travis Tritt

Don't bounce out of bed
The day isn't going to smack you
If you snuggle into sheets
And sleep a little longer

But this new day awaits you
With a grin

Like you felt the night of prom, all dressed up
Or the first day of a new job
The opening credits of a new film

The skills spread around you
Inside you
Your own private toolbox
Of talent, inspiration,
Needing only effort of one

For you alone
To make the day something destined
Something greater
More satisfying
Than it would have been without you

So get up
Pull off the covers
Pull on some clothes (or not!)
Greet the day with your own sly grin
Shake hands with it, like a sister
A partner
Make it what it could be
Not just the stuff of dreams.


  1. That's an amazing poem! Do you mind if I post it to my blog?

  2. What a great poem! It makes me excited about the day :)

  3. Thanks, everybody so far... And, Anna, it's fine if you post it... just tell your readers where you got it.