For What It’s Worth

With heavy sigh, you ask me why
We have to roam this earth.
I do not know the reason though
Except that life has worth.

I know it’s hard when you regard
Death as a prudent means
Of pure release, joyous surcease,
From all the pain you’ve seen.

But there is joy, however coy,
In even dreary days,
And just a smile can for awhile
Bring worth in simple ways.

67 thoughts on “For What It’s Worth

  1. beautiful πŸ™‚

  2. πŸ™‚ May smiles fill your days πŸ™‚
    in many worthwhile ways πŸ™‚
    πŸ™‚

    1. Ah, seeing so many smiles fills my heart with joy. πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ may the joy spread πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad you thought so. πŸ™‚

  3. Bittersweet, I love the hope in this Cubby!

    1. Thank you muchly Shainbird. πŸ™‚

  4. In the darkest hour
    when smiles cower
    behind tightened lips,
    My green tea I will sip
    toasting the poet
    who can rhym thus with glee!

    1. When darkness would devour
      You in that lonely hour,
      May your sips of tea be warm
      And warmed lips in smile reform.

      1. And I would here quite agree
        for sake of peace and harmony
        that we shall have our tea together
        disregarding gloomy weather
        laughing merrily as dark days turn bright
        and our tea will be, high tea, full of light.

        1. Yes, that would be alright,
          Days bright and full of light,
          While sipping on our tea
          And laughing merrily
          For the sake of harmony
          And peaceful sanity.

          πŸ™‚

  5. i felt you were talking to me πŸ˜› I often feel the bad out way the good

    1. Hehe no, I was feeling a little down so wrote this as a reminder to myself. πŸ™‚

      1. hope you listened πŸ˜›

  6. So beautiful and touching, thank you for sharing this!

    1. And thank you for reading and leaving such a wonderful comment! πŸ™‚

  7. Reblogged this on Crazed Intuition and commented:
    I thought this was really poignant and beautiful!

    1. Many thanks. So happy you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  8. Excellent reminder to all of us. It’s hard to remember, sometimes, when we’re focussing on everything wrong in our lives (or in ourselves) that there’s a lot to give us gladness and self-worth.

    1. Yes, it is easy to lose sight of what is important. πŸ™‚

  9. authormirandastone September 5, 2013 — 8:20 am

    Just lovely, Cubby. Very comforting.

    1. Thank you Miranda. I’m so glad you thought so πŸ™‚

  10. This a so uplifting! I know someone who I can give it to. Here’s hoping it makes him smile!

    1. I hope it makes him smile too. If not, a little tickle usually does the trick. πŸ™‚

  11. So accurate. I have been ‘saved’ by the most insignificant things before. Like threads tethering me to life.

  12. Reblogged this on The Rocky Summit and commented:
    This is to my soul what one of Chopin’s nocturne’s is to my exhausted body. Beautiful, Cubby! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. I’m so glad you found my poem meaningful! πŸ™‚

  13. Smiles can make one feel better for sure if not but for a short while. Nice poem!

    1. Many thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  14. There is something so gentle and uplifting about this. Thank you.

    1. I am so glad you thought so. Thank you for your kind words. πŸ™‚

  15. inbetweenthemadness September 5, 2013 — 3:44 pm

    you have such good rhythm and flow, your work never seems forced and the content never suffers for it. You are irritatingly good! lmao πŸ™‚

    1. Ah, well if I must be irritating to someone, I suppose that would be the most preferable option.

      1. inbetweenthemadness September 5, 2013 — 11:53 pm

        Lol it’s a good thing. πŸ™‚ reading brilliant rhyming and pacing like yours really makes me want to up my game sort of speak. Inspires me to write better.
        πŸ™‚

  16. That is so true, beautifully said

  17. Absolutely beautiful. I’ve been feeling really suicidal lately, this brightened my day.

    1. I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been feeling so horrible lately, but I am happy this could make you smile. As long as you can still smile, you can always hope.

  18. A smile – to give and receive –
    Jaded hearts, once more believe.
    Beautiful.x

    1. You just delivered two gorgeous lines there. Magnificent. πŸ™‚

      1. Only what you made me feel. πŸ™‚ x

  19. I hope your poetry made you smile and feel better! It is lovely!! A smile, like music, is powerful!!

    1. Yes, it did make me feel better, thank you, and especially reading all these wonderful comments, I cannot help but smile and feel blessed. πŸ™‚

  20. Ah this is so hopeful!! I`m in the middle of writing a piece on suicide and will be having interviews for work soon, Sept 10th National Suicide Day…your poem is getting reblogged and shared on several sites, my dear. You should get a prize, Cubby, you always offer me hope:) blessings, Oliana

    1. I’m glad I can offer hope to those who can hear my voice. The prize is having my voice heard in the first place. πŸ™‚

  21. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    Heartfelt, real and yet hopeful…a unique and talented poet:)

  22. And … you inspired this little rhyme πŸ™‚

    It’s too easy to frown
    Throughout the day
    To go about your business
    In a cranky way
    Not only does this
    Bring solemn and gloom
    To others you meet
    It affects you too
    It brings you down
    Dampens your spirit
    Please don’t refrain
    You simply must hear this
    Smile not only for others
    But also yourself
    It’s good for the soul
    Good for your health
    Just one smile
    Even a laugh
    Makes what you’re doing
    Seem not so bad

    1. Really love that! You should post this one on your own blog. πŸ™‚

  23. don’t ask why? ask how to be..when you have to smile ..but you want to cry ?

    1. Yes, smile through the tears, smile through the pain, smile through it all until you’re happy again.

        1. Thank you kindly for the nomination! Your consideration warms my heart considerably. πŸ™‚

  24. Very beautifully written, there are some days one wants to escape from all the pain and sufferings easy way but yes you are right when you say
    “But there is joy, however coy,
    In even dreary days,
    For just a smile can for awhile
    Bring worth in simple ways.”

    1. Many thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

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