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Making the best of a bad situation...

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Making the best of a bad situation...

Sometimes you have to make the best,
Of the bad luck thrown your way;
Get on with your life, to heck with the rest,
And just enjoy your day;

I was having me a terrible day,
Everyone grumbling at work;
No one had anything nice to say,
And my boss was being quite a jerk;

I went to my office and told myself,
I wouldn’t let it get to me;
I grabbed a book off the shelf,
And went to work, plain as can be;

I smiled at everyone that was around,
And went out of my way to be nice;
It was strange for me to be so profound,
Giving everyone advise;

I figured that was the best way, 
For me to get back at them; 
By wishing them a happy day,
And not being hasty to condemn;

I have never been more happy,
I’ve sure got it made;
Cause you know when life gave me
Lemons, I made the office lemonade!

~5th Place in the "Making Lemonade" Contest by Deborah Guzzi~

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  1. Date: 2/20/2014 3:02:00 PM
    lol; sounds like a pretty good pitcher of lemonade to me!! In my office...looking for an upper...found it ;) Thank you Tirzah

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 5:48:00 AM
    Congratulations Tirzah on your win in Deborah Guzzi's contest "Making Lemonade". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 1:23:00 PM
    Wonderful rhyme to this take on lemonade! Congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 11:14:00 AM
    congratulations on a deserving win. You did great with this topic. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 3:20:00 PM
    Wonderful write! Thats the way!!! thank you for your comment, love Simone

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 2:49:00 PM
    Thank You "Sweetheart", your the first one to make me one of your favorites-I'm Honored!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 12:46:00 PM
    Thankxxx for your blog comment Tirzah which I have replied to u as I do all my bloggers.. haha.. and am making u a favorite poet right now as your words and work have impressed me quickly and deeply.. please continue thrilling all the Soupers with your wonderful poetry.. with luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/17/2010 12:14:00 PM
    Thank You so much for the win Debbie! I had fun with this one!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 10:02:00 PM
    Big congrats Tirzah on your winning poem in Debbie's contest with this wonderful story... enjoy another win my friend...u are on a roll now.. with luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 5:44:00 PM
    Very humorous and light write. I like the last two lines summing up you say

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:38:00 PM
    Awesome! I love it.

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:33:00 PM
    This was a fun read, Tirzah! If you can figure out a way to turn Poetry Soup lemons into lemonade, please let me know. Enjoyed this poem and wish you luck in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/16/2010 4:12:00 PM
    LOL, i can live with the toughts of lemons on my bad days, enjoyed your poem. got a chuckle out of the ending,..p.d.