Why would I?

Choosing what to remember,
often looking beyond,
time has been kind to me;
the memories are fond.

I could sink into a slew
of unfavorable recollections,
but my heart knows the cost
of unsightly reflections.

So the bright side wins out,
neither a regret nor a sigh,
and I never feel too bad
when my head is in the sky.

Others may decide to loiter
in the pit of despair,
but why would sensible me
ever choose to go there.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/young-woman-sitting-overlooking-731142/

33 thoughts on “Why would I?

  1. So times in life you truly want or love something in life but u can’t afford it,atimes u ask yourself why would I? Hmmm good poam, but u know what? You would because it time in your life to understand life and things do you turn around.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy… I’ve been trying to live in the present and I’m so grateful for today. Each day is a wonderful gift that I never want to take for granted. 🌸💫

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  2. A beautifully reflective poem about reflections. I agree with what I get from this poem about choosing how and what we reflect upon and what we ultimately choose to let go of. A beautiful poem, Michelle. 💙

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    1. Thank you, Jeff… I’ve always believed that happiness is a choice. We can be in the most dire of circumstances but if we choose to look for the good even in those times, we will still have something to make our hearts happy.

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