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Turn Around

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Turn Around

Life is much more bearable
If, as I’ve sometimes found,
You can strike out negatives
And turn those vibes around.

When you’re quite together,
You can root around inside
And find the place the positives
Most often like to hide.

Then you simply substitute
Each minus for a plus.
It must be done instinctively – 
Not something to discuss.

Most of us, though, need a hand
For when we have support,
We have the strength to hear critiques
And slough them off for sport.

I thank my lucky stars because
My family and friends
Are there to boost my spirits when
Some censuring descends.

And with their help I’m back on track
To face what comes my way.
Such comfort means much more to me
Than I can ever say.

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  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Just like Ringo Starr (aka Billy Shears), you can get by with a little help from your friends. Another nice write Ilene.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 10:12:00 AM
    I loved this, Ilene, but then...you know you are one of my favorites here on the SOUP! I love the part about substituting a minus for a plus. Wish I could follow through on that one! Hugs! :)

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 10:25:00 PM
    Wonderful poem. Great message and I love your style.

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 5:57:00 PM
    I know exactly what you mean...I don't know what I would do without my loving family...beautiful poem

  1. Date: 2/19/2013 3:28:00 PM
    A lovely poem Ilene, something we all should think about - Thanks for visiting my poem. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)