Poetry Files. Poems from a Family Man. John Marshall. More ups, less Downs.


Poems from a Family Man

John Marshall

More ups, less Downs

Whenever you’re troubled, whenever you’re down

Try to smile, it’s harder to frown.

Speak to your family, phone your friend

You’ll find in time the problem will mend.

Nothing is ever as bad as it seems

Everyday hopes can be tomorrow’s dreams.

We all have bad days, we all have good

It’s better to talk, it’s no time to brood.

No matter your downs, ups aren’t far away

I’m speaking from experience, I thought I’d just say.

Human beings are all destined for a bit of badness

It’s part of the trials – ultimately sadness.

It’s part of trials and tribulations

Forty per cent bad days, but sixty, celebrations.

I believe in the power of positive thinking

Although there are times when I feel like I’m sinking.

I try to look ahead for possibilities, and hope

It’s the way  to get through, a good way to cope.