Sunday, April 23, 2017



I'm giving up
No longer will I persist
Expending energy like fumes
From an old bus
Dark smoke polluting my lungs
In stead my heart will 
Positively beat
A different drum 
Whose noise rises
the tunes of doom
That I fear 

No longer will I focus on what
May be inside black holes
I'll turn my cheek the other way
Only looking where the moon is bright
Enough to illuminate my night
Though I know it is the night 
That may reign
In hearts like coal
Waiting to burn
Us, who resist
The blindness of dark power

I will say NO to thoughts 
Of peril, feelings of helplessness
That haunt my emotions
I'll let my shadow cling
Trying to defy the sun
While I keep running
Reaching for the brilliance
Of my YES

(For Poets United.)


  1. Myrna, this is an inspiring, uplifting YES, against the dark forces trying to defeat our spirits. I so love this poem, one of your best. Yay!

  2. Oh this is such a beautifully uplifting write, Myrna. Especially love; "No longer will I focus on what may be inside blackholes,I'll turn my cheek the other way. Only looking where the moon is bright. Enough to illuminate my night."

    Lots of love,

  3. What a lovely, positive ambition. Yay you.

  4. Yes, we have to at least have some times when we focus on the 'yes.' We have to deter those feelings of peril and helplessness. However, for myself I still find myself having to DO something, to FIGHT for what I believe in, not to give in to his tyranny. But we can't let the tyranny rule our lives. We also have to have those times when we just focus on the 'yes.' A timely poem, Myrna.

  5. This is an impactful piece, Myrna. Is does seem, in these dark days, one has to make an effort to seek out that which is life affirming and try to proceed with a bit of the weight of it all, off our shoulders. We are only given this one life. We must make of it, and make the best of it, that we can.

  6. Thank you, Myrna for your YES to life and living it fully. Also must thank you for seeing that bit of humor that sprang up after the nap and allowed me to use words I would not have otherwise contemplated,


  7. I'll run with towards positivity in life, Myrna. I know that there's always good side in every thing. Thanks for this reminder. I'll embrace life more positively.

  8. No longer will I persist
    Expending energy like fumes
    From an old bus... this is wise advice, a great thought as I read it early in the morning!

  9. I will say NO to thoughts
    Of peril, feelings of helplessness
    That haunt my emotions

    Great to have the resolve to ward off all the distractions and have a beautiful life. Inspiring take Myrna!


  10. That brave face is so important as others will see that determination too. Yes we can do it!

  11. Hope seems like a very hard but necessary destination

  12. Very positive! And I think such decisions do help lift the energy, not only of yourself but those around you too.

  13. Yes!! Bursting with positivity and hope :-)

  14. Yes, it's important to focus on the positive thoughts.Even better, -follow them... Hi, Mirna! Nice to read you again. Much Love!

  15. I loved the combination of strong, very solid words and images to help describe something as intangible as hope.