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even if it isn’t me

Can I be happy day and night,
Whistle Disney tunes and bright
Exciting airs delight,
Even if it isn’t me?
Never, ever curse or scowl,
Seldom frown or whimper foul,
Never drag a drooping jowl,
Even if it isn’t me?
My moods I’ll keep so high
And sunny. Jokes to slap your thigh,
So funny. Absolutely nothing dry,
Even if it isn’t me?
So many faults in me you’ve found
That I dare not make the slightest sound
Or wear a nasty, ugly frown.
Even if it isn’t me.
I’m allows pissed and without cause,
I’m the monster giving pause
To everyone—the kids, in-laws.
Even if it isn’t me.
I still scribble, in meetings boring,
Your sweet name with arrows soaring
Toward my waiting heart-adoring.
Even if it isn’t me.
I know there’s someone just for you, dear,
Someone kind, in perfect cheer
You long to love and so revere,
Even if it isn’t me.

Author: William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expertLatest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016)Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016)I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.