My back hurt and I was just a participant


I need people to try and keep up.

I wish people would connect the dots –

Come in sit down, enjoy the ride,

accept the call, and just cooperate.


I sat there in pain and things went wrong


Never impose indeed sometimes things unravel.

Go with the flow, yes, all will be well.

Some always worry and cannot be happy.

They want to make things better in all ways.


Don’t make me the bad guy its not my fault


The more I practice “what is, is”

the less control I have; and that’s OK.

The more I embrace “Let it be”

the less I intervene to correct.


Enraged I quietly left the scene


There is no plan and I don’ have one.

I am great at “hello” and stink at “goodbye”

I know we are in this together,

and I should go back to make all well.


I wait in the car and stay upset


I know there is no good to come of this.

Sorrow won’t halve and joy won’t double.

I must take the time and make the space.

My presence is missed, my absence felt.


Are you OK I’m sorry I left

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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