Make us laugh this day!

Make us laugh this day
O Lord;
Make this day a good one;
Change all negatives
To positives;
Give us sunshine
Not rain;
Let us smile
Not frown;
Make us laugh,
Not cry;
Wipe all our tears;
And in their place
Give us laughter;
So that we may laugh
From jaw to jaw
In joyful happiness.
You are in control;
You own everything;
You decide what should
And should not happen.
Decide now in our favour;
On you we depend;
In you is all our hope.


Still I Smile: Are you keeping your smile like myself?


Still I Smile


You can mock me all you want

Murmur my plans will fail

Foresee my projects are doomed

Whisper am a loser

but still I smile


You can pretend I am your friend

Talk behind my back all you can

Make excuses for avoiding my calls

Rejoice over my mistakes

for your hypocrisy still I smile


You can sit there and gossip

Spend your time visiting

Talking about who said and did what

while you grumble nothing is working

to that misery I smile


Don’t think you are the loser?

Are you serious you still can?

Do you think anybody really cares?

Why not say you can’t instead of the silence?

That’s why still I smile


I just get it – it’s not about me

You are whallowing in your own misery

self pity, doubt & loathing masqueraded

you point a finger and three point to you

Isn’t that worth smiling at?


You now can tell my smile

I smile at me, for me and with me

and it keeps me oh so young

ever fresh and genuine

no need for make up

I’ll keep my smile


Your friendship ain’t worth my mind

I’ll have my smile with each meal

and for each mistake I make

I’ll keep the take

And for that …

still I smile

(C) Marie Abanga

Keep smiling

p.s: Sometimes we take such hits in life for different reasons, and they rock our boat and knock us really off feet. I have been most shaken, but the blizzards caused by people especially some I though had my back. I don’t know about you, but I have come to stop given them that permission to make or leave me any ruffled. The inspiration to write it away in poetry has and is a definite life saver for which I am most grateful. And this is why, no matter how bad it get, I take my membership with the happy league seriously, and Still I Smile…are you looking at it this way too?

Good Morning this Saturday

Good morning
To you all;
To loved ones
And all;
Handsome and beautiful
May this morning
Be good!
A prelude to a day
That is best;
May this morning
Bring joy!
Joy that will fill
All your day;
Good morning
To you all;
Good morning this Saturday;
Let your face shine
With smiles.
Nice people that you are.
May you start your day
On your right foot!
Good morning;
Good morning
I encourage you
To get on
With a jump;
Put negative thoughts
Let your armour
Be positive thoughts
And faith.
Good morning
Good morning again.

Mixed feelings

I have mixed feelings;
I am happy,
And I am sad;
Some beautiful things
Some ugly things
Happened as well;
I smiled;
I laughed;
But also, I pushed back
Some tears;
Good things
And bad things;
And sadness;
But after everything,
I want to end the day happy;
I choose happiness;
And dump sadness;
Happiness stands talk;
Happiness is the winner.
So no more mixed feelings.
I say no to
Mixed feelings.


When I see you
I also
And so
If you like me
To smile,
You smile.

When I see you
I also
And so
If you want me
To frown,
You frown.

When I see you
I am also
And so
If you want me
To be happy,
You be happy.

When I see you
I am also
And so
If you want me
To be sad,
You be sad.

When I see you
I am also
And so,
If you want me
To be tired,
You be tired.

When I see you
I am also
And so,
If you don’t want me
To be worried,
Don’t be worried.

When I see you
Are afraid,
I am also
And so,
If you don’t want me
To be afraid,
Don’t be afraid.

When I see you
Bold and courageous,
I am also
Bold and courageous;
And so
If you like me
To be bold and courageous,
Be bold and courageous.