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I Have To Stay Positive

I Have To Stay Positive

Got up this morning running a little late,
Ran outside and my shirt got torn on the gate.
Went back inside and changed my shirt and tie,
Kissed my girl and told her good-bye.

And I thought to myself," I have to stay positive."

When I got outside my dog got close to me,
And he was so excited that on my shoe he pea.
Got myself back in and changed my shoes and socks,
When I opened the car door I fell on a little rock.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

Tore my pants when I fell on my knees,
Stood right back up and hit my head on some trees.
Changed my pants and put a band aid on my head,
Then I left the house through the garage instead.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

Drove my car on the expressway and I was about to pass,
When my automobile died off because it was out of gas.
Walked to the gas station with a gas can in my hand,
Forgot my wallet so for a deposit I left my wrist band.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

Put the gas in my tank and I took off in my car,
And then I heard the siren after not going too far.
It was the policeman and he gave me three tickets,
No license, no insurance, and for calling him something wicked.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

Got to work late and I sat on my chair feeling very tired,
The supervisor walks in and tells me that I’m fired.
I go home walking and I’m feeling sorry for my loss,
My wife reminds me to go back because I am my own boss.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

Back to work I go on my son’s bicycle and I’m really mad,
My employees sit me down laughing and tell me to be glad.
Then my wife calls me on the phone to tell me about a letter,
Says our next child is on the way and she’s not feeling any better.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

I take a taxi and I’m worried for my wife because it’s our tenth child,
My mind is going crazy thinking what to do as my emotions run wild.
Patiently I wait in the waiting room and the doctor sounds negative,
Then he says, "Yes, this time she’s having triplets and I’m positive.

And I thought to myself,” I have to stay positive."

Copyright © Oscarelizondo Wednesday December 16, 2009 11:06

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Ever had one of those days that nothing is going right? Well, this poem might just remind you of yourself, and you just might laugh it off. I dare you to compare this man’s day with yours. Thank you very much for stopping by.

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  • Kelelina
    Kelelinaover 4 years ago

    LOL …. Loved this, makes you realize just because your having a bad day someone somewhere else is having one too :) :) But to be honest once I would of fell I woulda called in sick …so this is a story of someone who remained very very positive :) great write :) :)

  • We all have days when things don’t go as plan, but we have to pick up the pieces and continue. We can complain about who is at fault, we can cry, or we can laugh and hope for the best and of course that it doesn’t happen again. It does remind us to understand that some else is also having a bad day too, and perhaps much worst. Just wanted to put humor into everyday events, thank you for reading and staying up late to comment.

    – oscarelizondo

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonover 4 years ago

    Oh dear Oscar….this is a very bad day…..we all have bad days but this made me think back to a very bad and embarrassing day I once had a few years back….I was due to talk at a very important dental and medical conference on that day….I dashed out of the house early in the morning, opened the car door, threw the keys on the seat and remembered I had forgotten something important inside….then I had locked the car door….couldn’t get back inside the house or the car because the house keys were with the car keys. My bag and cellphone were in the car too. My city house was like Fort Knox….impenetrable. In desperation I took a running jump at my own car side window with a brick….uh uh….doesn’t work….eventually I hung over the fence and yodelled for the neighbour who phoned the AA for me…when they arrived they had no way of getting over a ten foot spiked fence and had borrow a very long ladder to get to me (uh…he kinda hurt his acorns on the way over….oooooh, I felt so bad) He easily opened the car and limped off…..ooooh I felt so bad…..and i had sympathy pains too. I leapt into the car and took off worried that I would be late for the conference. I arrived with a minute to go…..as I exited my car I looked down at my feet and I had on pink satin, heeled bedroom slippers with pompoms on the front….they definitely didn’t go with a grey pinstripe suit. Should I just call in sick? Well, I kicked off the bedroom slippers and walked into the conference barefoot….delivered my speech…..stayed to listen to the others and have coffee and left with my head held high…..I already had a name for being ‘strange’ so everyone left it at that…..I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall after I left! Thanks Oscar!! xx

  • You wrote so beautifully on this subject that I too am laughing in a positive way of course. I wish you would have written this in your journal because it sounds so delightful. However, it is an uplifting, inspirational read that many people would enjoy the success that comes from it. I salute you, embrace you, shake your hand, and wish that this event were recorded as a funny, yet graceful way of inspiriting many walks of life. Honestly, this is adorable, and I can see you standing in front of a large group of teachers, investors, company employees, and a lot more crowd and the feeling that they are not alone. The inner strength to take a bad day and make it a positive, wow, I hope you are listening. You are a very interesting person to know, thank you so much for sharing your encounter and I wish the best to you. Oh, and thank you for your comment, I got so carried away with your story, I tell you girl, think about what I just said. Laters bye Oscar

    – oscarelizondo

  • en-joy
    en-joyover 4 years ago

    Oscar, thank you for sharing this, it did make me laugh. My last days have certainly not been that bad, so I´m positive! :-))

  • Mine have, but I still think positive. I am positive that I think positive after nothing positive happens, and you have my positive word on that. LOL

    – oscarelizondo

  • GailD
    GailDover 4 years ago

    Great Oscar. Yes. We must remember to stay positive.

  • How about a picture and the words, I have to stay positive. Thanks for commenting.

    – oscarelizondo

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 4 years ago

    a very whimsical write my friend,, made me smile from ear to ear,, man I hate days like that,, but guess what,, we have to stay positive to get to the next,, this is a fav. for me,, peace and love linmarie

  • This should set your mind free from what the others did to you, know that problems exist worst off for some other souls. I had fun with this one, but don’t get me wrong, it carries a strong message and I want you to read again and laugh, then go do what you love best. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, as I said on my other read, I’ve got some important issues to solve today, hopefully, when I’m free again, I’ll be me again. Thanks.

    – oscarelizondo

  • Yvonne Churchley
    Yvonne Churchleyover 4 years ago

    Oscar this made me smile there is always someone having a worst day even if it doesn’t feel like it to you on that day :))

  • Yes, have been having a lot of those days lately, and I tell myself after each time that it happens, I have to stay positive. Thanks.

    – oscarelizondo

  • warmsoul
    warmsoulover 4 years ago

    This made me smile Oscar. Great write. Have a wonderful day.

  • Always up for a good day, after what I wrote here, anything sounds positive. Thank you much.

    – oscarelizondo

  • warmsoul
    warmsoulover 4 years ago

    It is good you can stay positive and have the strength to continue the day. Von :)

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