The world’s full up
of ‘cup half empty’ thinking,
rhetoric, and cynicism that shrugs
at the thought of leaving a
positive impact on someone else’s life,
that lies to itself, that a smile
can’t make things right,
that living is only a dog-eat-dog
breath away from failing to
take another step and, each day,
that we have to scrape at faces
just to get by
Enough, I said!
The world’s just fine being
as hard as it is just existing by
itself without the help of a million
pieces of pretentious, preposterous
credos that preach at us to step
on someone else just to get another
inch further by
Enough, I said!
Life’s too serious to be serious
all the time and what help are your
burdens when heaped, through frowns
and snips, on someone else’s side
but just another weight to bring them
down further to falling off this thin
tight rope walking line
I said enough already!
We all have to coincide, some with
hands dealt worse and some with golden
fate on their side, but never the less
we can, just through pure good faith,
provide a smile, a hello, a helping hand
that might just arrive when someone else felt
the impossible against them, when they
thought, they considered, jumping ship
and plotted about of getting off this ride,
Can’t we just take one moment to
open our eyes, gain some damn
prospective and see that there’s so little
of precious time to be taking out our own
frustrations on someone else who has their
own complications without needing ours to
derive just another moment of misery that
causes only a row of dominos to fall,
spewing forth a negative line that goes onward
and onward, growing strong all the time
till it breaches the surfaces, reaches and
grows, gaining momentom and adding, wounding
as it shows just how terrible life is and
how nasty we can be-
Enough of it!
Just stop. Stop it right here, right now.
Life can be harsh enough and, that added stress?
It can stop right here, right now. Can stop through
you, through me, so for the sake of just making it
another day through the burdons of life
This is sort of a plea. One that just asks people to stop adding to the the trouble that already faces so many of us. To stop snarling at customer service reps or snapping at children, spouses. To stop being a pain in the ass just because it makes you feel a little better inside. To just gain a bit of perspective, realize how small one single life is and how everyone else is dealing with their own sort of strife.
Enough just came out in a tired tone that has been working its way inside my head for a while. Here, on this site and in my life, I have made it a personal goal to just try and do everything possible to just keep my own burdens from piling on someone else. I don’t care if I’ve had the worst day ever, I still put on a smile at the store, comment on how nice someone’s hair is or a shirt they are wearing, anything really cause I know I have no idea what they are going through. It is the whole ‘never pass up an opportunity to do something nice’ idea. Not to toot my own horn, of course but I just really enough making people smile, thinking that I might have just given then something to make life a lil’ better. Anywho, hope you enjoyed enough and its rather babbling flow!