I’m trying to be Happy
Even though I’m not Irish, when St. Patrick’s Day comes along, it is a day for celebration. Blessings are all around us, and the color of green is more than a sign of spring. We have corned beef & cabbage, soda bread, & cookies with green sprinkles. Then I read the newspaper, & try not to worry too much, but I do anyway. So-I make a poem. It helps.
TEACHERS PENSIONS SCRUTINIZED
JAPAN OFFICIAL RUES DISASTER, BOWS TO NATURE
FORKING OVER MORE FOR FOOD
LARGER CLASSES, FEWER TEACHERS IN ADAMS 12 CUTS
LIBYAN WARPLANES HIT REBEL STRONGHOLD
SPORTS PROGRAMS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS CANCELED
However, the second verse lightens me up, gives hope. I am glad for my newspaper that looks for more than disaster.
HOPE ENDURES IN HUNT FOR MISSING
SPACE STATION CREW BACK HOME
PAKISTAN RELEASES AMERICAN
GRAND COUNTY ELEMENTARIES SPARED
NUGGETS THRIVE ON WINNING VIBE
A SPRINKLING OF SPRING
Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!