I’m feeling angry and misunderstood
And people are getting me down.
The days are too hot and the nights too cold;
I’m looking at life with a frown.
I’m doing the gardening but not smelling the roses;
Everything seems out of whack.
A friend hurt me the other day
And I’ve even wondered about “getting her back”.
Life’s just too busy and I feel ‘fed up’
I’m out of balance it’s plain to see.
I know I need to make the time –
To get in touch with me.
I feel so impatient some of the time
When someone just wants a hand.
And I get all stressed out when something turns up
That wasn’t quite what I planned.
I’m feeling out of breath and pulled this way and that
There’s not enough time in the day.
I don’t feel like talking to anybody;
I just want them all to go away.
I’m feeling judgemental and I don’t like that
I know it’s not the way to be;
But it’s very hard to look at things straight –
When I’m not in touch with me.
This morning when I woke I made a choice
To take some time for me.
I even rested and did absolutely nothing;
Feeling happy – just to be.
I read a story that inspired me;
I gardened – but also smelled the flowers.
I sat under a tree, then hugged one or two
And just breathed in their magnificent powers.
The anger and impatience is starting to go;
And that hurtful friend, I’ll send love, then just let her be.
Some uplifting music touched my soul –
I’m getting in touch with me.
I noticed the beautiful birds overhead;
I admired the sky; that’s strange – it’s bluer today!
And I don’t think I’ll feel so sensitive
To the hurtful things some people say.
I’m feeling a peace starting to creep in
That hasn’t been there in a long time.
And this road of life that I’m travelling on
Doesn’t seem such a steep climb.
I’m experiencing joy in the simple things;
It feels so good just to be.
And I’ve realised out of all this
That I like getting in touch with me.
Written by Elizabeth