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Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Today I will say YES
to the sunshine brightening the sky,
it's beauty so wondrous
it enriches my eye.

I'll say YES
as I dance on my way to school.
No cares. No worries.
I'm one dancing fool.

I'll say YES
when you ask me to come play.
I'm floating on a cloud.
Up, up and away.

I'll say YES and smile
to all I meet,
I'll even wave
to cars in the street.

YES to new things
I'll try, YES, YES, YES.
I know it will bring me
much happiness.

   I was reading a blog post yesterday at Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme from Matt Forrest and he mentioned saying YES.  It reminded me of being in a poetry workshop with him at the Highlights Educational Foundation Barn.  Any time we had an exercise or an activity to do as a group, Matt would be the first to say YES, let's give this a try and see where it takes us.  So this poem is for Matt with a message for all of us.  What can you try today that you haven't tried to do before?  For your poetry challenge today, can you write your poem in a form you haven't tried before?  What ever you do, try having fun today and say YES.


  1. I'm very touched that my post inspired you in such a way, Joy! (You certainly are a poetry cheerleader in your own right, you know!) Thanks for sharing this. I'm going to share it on FB, as well!

    1. Thanks, Matt. WOW! We could start our own mutual admiration society. How are the Little Dude and Princess Sweetie pie? Hope you have a great Mothers Day weekend.

    2. Thanks, Joy. They're both getting huge - Phoebe's almost 21 months now, and Grey's heading into kindergarten in the fall! Where does the time go?

  2. A terrific poem and post. Some day I hope to visit the Barn again while you two and David Harrison are there. The world needs more Joy and positivity.
    Janet F./Clare/Fagal

    1. Me too. It has been way too long since I've seen David Harrison and Matt Forrest, live and in person. I'd really enjoy spending time at the barn with you Janet.

  3. When poets get together, they know how to have fun! I love your "Yes" attitude, Matt. Nice tribute, Joy.