A Pessimist's Happiness

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As a pessimist,

it is difficult for me to write about what and or who uplifts me to achieve a pinch of happiness.

I often diet on salads

instead of tasting the sweet treats that life has to offer.

 

Lately though,

I have noticed that I have begun to hum.

I have begun to hum a lot,

day after day,

and typically at my job where I am just merely a hard worker instead of actioned as

an individual with feelings.

 

It is odd.

I do not even sing in the presence of others.

But here I am at work,

humming away to the current tune replaying in my mind.

Whether I made it up or not.

 

I have found over my years of dysthymic descriptions

that it is the little things,

the little details,

those sudden moments that disappear too soon

where I find happiness

if even for a few minutes.

 

An uplifting melody that is catchy enough to get me humming.

A simple card game that can lead to new friendships, fond memories, and uncontrollable laughter.

A beat of two where I am completely content with the present

and forget the worries in my life.

Where I feel more alive than I have been.

 

As a pessimist,

it is difficult for me to write about what and or who uplifts me to achieve a pinch of happiness.

I often diet on salads

instead of tasting the sweet treats that life has to offer.

 

Sometimes though,

I am able to find my happiness in the little things,

the little details,

those sudden moments that disappear too soon.

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