Pot of Joy

When you plant a pot of joy
It’s not sophisticated,
Nor filled with such unusual stuff
it grows too complicated.

In fact, it’s more what is left out:
All angst and consternation,
The kind of things you hear about
In troubling conversation.

No, when you plant a pot of joy
It overflows with colour;
It’s filled with smiles and kindly words
and pleases like no other.

No matter what you plant it in,
On sill or stony mound
A pot of joy puts out strong roots
and spreads the joy around.

Each New Day

Put a light to the day

throw it like a fire cracker

peel it like a juicy banana

wear it like a fancy bandanna

open it up like a tin can

and pour it out like a waterfall

test it like the ultimate cure-all

take it for a walk and

giggle uncontrollably with it

welcome it home

and make it contented

plump it up like a pillow

and sleep comfortably upon it.