Monday Mantra

Worker balancing globe on finger

Monday Mantra

I will not
scream at stop lights
glare at coffee pots
nor envy my office mates new
computer screen.

I will not think
about hiding tacks on seats
turning power breakers off
of my failed expectations
and where they could have taken me.

I will
turn on fifth street
take the stairs on the way up
straighten up my desk and, maybe,
wash out my coffee cup (for once).

I will think
of how this is helping
of where I am going
of when I will get there
and what time I get off.

I will
learn from my mistakes which
I will not
be stupid enough to make again.

I will
remember all my hopes and dreams and
I will not
ever loose sight of them.



Well, folks, it’s Monday again. Sorry bout that.  Read this poem, memorize it. Look in the mirror. Repeat it. Over and over again. Should help! Just kidding. Really, here’s something that I hope makes you smile at the beginning of this week and know that the hardest part is now over: you managed to make it out of bed on a Monday. Congratulations, you’re my hero. Now go get ‘um, tiger.

32 responses

  1. You read my mind! lol. Loved this! Memorizing it right now!

    1. I’m really glad you enjoyed it! 😀

  2. This is a much better poem than you are giving yourself or it credit for! Thanks,

    1. Awww, well thank you! I just wanted to post something to help people make it through their Monday because, boy, can those things be terrors!

  3. Oh…this was just a delightful poem to start my day with…thanks!

    1. 😀 You’re welcome! Hope you have an awesome rest of the week.

  4. Thank you. I needed that, as already encountered a person who has no happiness and tries to rain on everyone’s parade.

    1. You’re welcome and there’s always one…or a handful isn’t there? Here’s to hoping that they get struck with lightening and that you have an awesome week 🙂

  5. | Reply

    So many ‘passages’ I can relate to.

    1. I’m glad they appealed to you 🙂 Thanks for checking them out!

  6. Arrggggh! “Monday Mantra” is exactly the poem, every word, I’ve been trying to write ever since I retired fourteen years ago. I’ve published a lot of my poetry but few as compelling and charming as yours above. Excellent!


    1. Awwww, you are far, far too kind! 🙂 Thank you for the very kind compliment.

  7. 👏👏👏 happy Monday!!! 🙂

    1. Thanks and same to you! Here’s to hoping you have an awesome week!

  8. Very playful. I like it. But my memory is like a sieve.

    1. Thanks 🙂 I really just wanted to write something fun, especially for a Monday!

  9. Dragon.Kitty.Ninja | Reply

    This is awesome, and by awesome I mean an intriguing way of describe the mundane.

    1. Thanks! I do my best to take the mush of existence we’re given and try to make it at least a little entertaining. Wayyyy harder gig than I thought it would be lol

  10. I enjoyed this poem, very nice mantra to follow

    1. 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed it! And, yes, it’s a good way to get through those hard work weeks.

  11. Wow. You said it so simply and casually it made me glad to decide I will follow this blog.

    1. 🙂 And I’m glad to have ya! Ty for following and I’m really happy you enjoyed the post!

  12. I have awarded you with the Inspiring Blogger Award! Please check out my post to receive the award This is a NO pressure nomination. You don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. I just wanted you to know that I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog.

    1. 😀 Awwww you are far too awesome! Thank you so much for nominating me for it! Really, means the world to me ^_^

  13. Nice, I hope you join in on my little project too

    1. Thank you and I’ll be sure to swing over and give it a look 🙂

  14. i type freehand | Reply

    coool!! 🙂 thanks

  15. Reblogged this on The Sprinkled Streets and commented:
    [] sent me this… absolutely perfect. All the appreciation.

    1. Awesomeness! I’m really glad you enjoyed it and ty for the repost! 🙂

      1. Hey, ty for the follow!!! 🙂 (& that username! Brilliant)

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