T.G.I.M.

5 Mar

“Thank God it’s Monday.” ~Miro

T.G.I.M.

I recently got some advice
From a man I respect
This warrior of modern times
On Mondays did reflect

He talked about how everyone
Is always so downbeat
When the weekend has gone by
And is fully complete

“I hate Mondays” is what many
Grumble on that day
But this wise man points out just what
Is behind that cliche

The kind of person who wakes up
On Monday morn and cries
Is the same one who on Friday
Does happily rise

And says “TGIF” and is
Ecstatic that the week
Has finally “concluded,” for them
Fridays are the peak

This warrior’s own point of view
Is that there is no day
That has more joy or dread than any
Other cycle may

If you’re the kind of person who
Waits till the week is done
To be excited in the morning
You have not begun

To see the potential that lies
In every single hour
Of every single day because
You’re busy being sour

If you break the habit of
Waiting for week to end
If you take it day by day
And make them somehow blend

If you can wake up on Tuesday
With the same vigor
As you do on Saturday
(or maybe even bigger)

If you can be as thankful
When Monday rears its head
As you are on Friday and
Not show dismay instead

If Friday comes and goes and is
Another day to you
Another day you tried your best
Another day you grew

No different than Wednesday, Thursday
Or the week’s beginning
You’ll find no matter what the day
You will always be grinning

You’ll see what could be done each day
For those who do not work
Exclusively for the weekend
And rest of the week shirk

Yes, it’s Monday, deal with it
Embrace it, get it done
Don’t dread it and three more days
Before you cherish one

                                       ~Miro

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14 Responses to “T.G.I.M.”

  1. Bonnie March 5, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Just when I think your last one can’t be topped, here you go again. You make it look effortless, Miro – and your beautiful poems benefit us all. I’m very guilty of Monday bashing, this makes me stop and really think. Thank you. 🙂

    • Nandini March 5, 2012 at 7:41 am #

      Very true! 🙂

      • Miro March 5, 2012 at 8:33 am #

        🙂

  2. Bonnie March 5, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Reblogged this on Life of Bon and commented:
    For anyone out there who is guilty of bashing Mondays (like I usually do)… this one’s for you from Miro over at Warrior Poet Wisdom. I’ve never heard it put so very well. Have a great week, everyone. 🙂

    • Miro March 5, 2012 at 8:33 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Bonnie. Hope your Monday is fun and productive! 🙂

  3. Eden Mabee March 5, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Thank you, so very much for sharing this, Miro, and for putting words into a feeling I felt was true, but had not listened to enough to trust against the so many louder external voices. (reblogging if you don’t mind)

  4. Eden March 5, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    Reblogged this on A Garden of Delights and commented:
    Looking forward to the next days with joy rather than regret… Always something new and exciting to anticipate.

    • Miro March 5, 2012 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks for sharing, Eden. Have a wonderful Monday! 🙂

  5. bipolarmuse March 5, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    I agree. Even for those whose work week begins on any other day than Monday… we will say “it’s my Monday”. Each day is a precious gift…♥

    • Miro March 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

      T.G.I.T : Thank God It’s Today! 🙂

  6. dontchawannadream March 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more. People waiting for holidays are just the same by the way.
    “Yes, it’s Monday, deal with it
    Embrace it, get it done
    Don’t dread it and three more days
    Before you cherish one”
    Since my friend died, I’ve been wanting to scream that to everyone (especially when I hear them complain). So thanks Miro!

  7. granbee March 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Miro, the day we are currently in, no matter its name, is the ONLY day we have. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. Let us rejoice and be glad in EACH day! Thank you for this energetic and well-line poem to exhort us to value each day, no matter its name!

  8. Soma Mukherjee March 6, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Yes spoken like a true warrior, for a warrior doesnt believe in days and date, for them every day of work and spreading good will is auspicious, good for soul
    very well put Miro 🙂

  9. smilingsunshinegirl March 6, 2012 at 1:54 am #

    Awww..this is too good Warrier poet..!! 🙂

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