©2015 Susan Noyes Anderson
Happy is as happy does.
The focus rests on you.
When things go south, you make or break
your chosen point of view.
Don’t get me wrong; feelings run strong,
and sorrow tends to breed.
But most times, you can turn the tide.
You own the mood you feed.
Your arms may reach for sky and find
your heart is still earthbound.
But looking up to find the sun
beats searching underground.
Bad things will come to everyone;
of that, there is no doubt.
But those who stand upright and fight
won’t fall for down-and-out.