The Good Life

Never ever reinforce a negative

This the rule that Sandra gave to me

My boss in mediation

To oversee my work

She brought it home to me



Negatives abound in every story

They batter us

Seek to win the day

This is wrong and that is wrong

Why don’t you go away!

The path through thorny problems

Be positive in all you say


Don’t waste your time

In fruitless accusation

In arguments that only bring you down

Assemble all the positives you aim for

And set them free like marching into town


My father fought a war

And worked a mine

And lost his health to both

Before his time

But he liked a pint of beer

And horses he could cheer

I’d like to follow now

That dad of mine


Brian Fahy

12 November 2021



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