Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tribute to Myself (Prompt: tribute)


On days like these
when every step is a misstep
and every word is misspoken,

I feel completely
misunderstood and unappreciated

and I think it perfectly
reasonable to pay tribute to
myself,

as no one else knows
the trouble I’ve seen
and tried to fix
and eventually gave up on.

It veers closely to self-pity
but in essence,
I congratulate myself
on not diving into drink
or otherwise deserting,
shrinking from this fight.

I just recognize that
today I have lost,
but with a dollop of grace
I’ll be given another shot,

perhaps to endure
masterfully enough
so that I’ll have it
in my heart

to look beyond myself
and my collection
of impossible, miserable
personal
puzzles.

2 comments:

  1. A fine tribute to one I toast.

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  2. This is simply wonderful! And isnt it great that with a dollop of grace, we continue to be given other chances to try again? Gotta love that about life:)

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