Don'T Worry, Be Happy Poem by Jim Yerman

Don'T Worry, Be Happy

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We live in a world that doesn’t slow down, it’s seems everyone’s in a hurry
Which causes us lots of stress, lots of anxiety, and an abundance of worry.

We worry about money, our health, our children, we worry about being late
We worry about getting older, about our jobs and gaining weight.

I imagine amidst all this hustle, all this bustle, all this hapless hurrying
There are even people out there who worry about worrying!

Worrying can be debilitating, it can be an enemy and a curse
And everyone knows telling someone not to worry, only makes it worse.

So what do we do for our worriers, what can we tell them that would suffice?
How ‘bout if we scour the Internet and offer them other people’s advice.

For there is something everyone knows whether you’re 7 or 92
If you find it on the Internet then, by God, it has to be true.

OK all you worriers, and you know who you are.
Here’s sage advice from the Internet to add to your repertoire.

Don’t worry be happy is good advice we should never disavow
When you worry ask yourself this question, will this matter a year from now?

Worry doesn’t help with any future tribulation
At best it is a a misuse of ones imagination.

Worry never robs tomorrow of it’s sorrow, no matter what people might say
All it does is zap the joy and happiness from today.

And a big mistake we can make in life when all is said and done
Would be not acting because we’re worried about actually making one.

How many of us gather bundles of sticks, think of all the time we’ve lost
As we use those sticks to build bridges which we’ll likely never cross.

Yes if we think about it how much of our lives have to this point been blurred
By all the misfortunes we’ve had, that never actually occurred?

By the looks of all the people giving advice it seems that worrying has grown
If nothing else, isn’t it nice to know that as a worrier you’re not alone?

Does any of this help? Some of you may say yes others of you will doubt it
Did I just plagiarize a bunch of people? I shall not worry about it.

Because it won’t change the outcome, no matter how I worry or complain
And there ain’t no use puttin’ up my umbrella...that is, until it rains.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Nabakishore Dash 12 September 2021

A great message for all of us in very nice words.

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Panagiota Romios 18 August 2019

Am not a worrier. I watch my wonderful cat and learn inner peace. I spent decades being frantic. No more. Serenity rules my house and life, and I avoid listening to insane broadcasters. I pray too. Music helps.

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Safiyyah Manjra 30 January 2018

This is me I always worry about everything even though I thrive to be outgoing. Anyways, thanks for reading something because when you worry speaking becomes hard.

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Loke Kok Yee 03 April 2016

best advice beautifully written thanks

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Dr Antony Theodore 30 March 2016

Worrying can be debilitating, it can be an enemy and a curse Because it won’t change the outcome, no matter how I worry or complain And there ain’t no use puttin’ up my umbrella...that is, until it rains. Very nice conclusion of a great poem and a great advise to us poets and developing a great idea. thank you dear poet. tony

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