I enjoyed reading this. Post-Christmas time I am usually in a state that is internally depressive and externally stoic. So reading something that, along with much of your other work, is simple, direct, clever, musical, and optimistic is a refreshing notion of hope and relief. It really works because the poem addresses said problems, and chooses to maintain hope despite the probelms rather than participating in the self-defeating proverbial act of dwelling on it.
Thank you for this, I think it's important that listeners, readers, viewers, etc. of anything in art exhibit their appreciation of the work of the artist. This made me feel better, if only a little bit, which is all you can ask from art. I maintain that you should pride yourself on achieving one of the many possibilities of art, and use praise like this to remind yourself of that ability.
I adore the optimism in this poem, it gives the reader a sense of confidence and hope.
You know what I love most about your poetry, even though I know you are a song writer and a musician it is still very obvious in your poetry, your verses are always so lyrical and when writing such an uplifting poem like this it gives me much joy.
What a lovely poem:) Usually the name is in the title, but this is just so lovely, I love the old word "Harken"ha ha..it reminds me of that song that has "hark now hear, the angels sing, a king was born today" in it..such a peaceful, joyous song.
Your words are those of a strong woman, who knows how to pick herself up after a severe set back...You go girl:)