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I Try Not to Take Myself Too Seriously

I really do try not to take myself too seriously now concerning things I do for fun. I have spent much of my  life taking myself too seriously in too many other areas. I had too much responsibility for a child from an early age. Felt too much need to control everything in my life. Felt I had to do everything I attempted too perfectly for my own good. Felt I always had to create a good appearance no matter what, be a little too strong, too organized, too competent.

As I have matured I have loosened up. A lot. It has been very good for me. I am not driven to do everything perfectly any more. Some dust bunnies in the corner? I'll get them later! I don't tell myself what I should do nearly as much any more. I don't worry about whether my efforts will be criticized. It's very freeing! I don't spend much time at all worrying about what other people are going to think about my creative efforts.

So, if I want to write silly poems on fun stories, I make some effort to have good metre and rhyme, but hey--I'm no Robert Frost! It's for fun! And writing silly and not-so-perfect poems takes me out of the mundane and troubled world for a little while. It's mostly for me! It lets me interact with fun people and gives me something to look forward to. Sometimes I sit here and laugh right out loud! I like that.

The same thing applies to role playing on stories. The secret actress in me can come out to play for a little while! I never would have attempted this earlier in life, because I know I'm not all that good at it. But now, the ghost of Sarah Bernhardt sits on my shoulder and whispers in my ear! Maybe I don't hear her so well! Maybe it's just silly and lame! Do I care? Not really. I'm chuckling and plotting, interacting with fine, fun people. Sometimes laughing right out loud! My cats think I've gone crazy!

I'm so grateful for the people I've met here who know how to have fun, who will risk looking a bit silly to have a laugh and forget their troubles for a little while. Thank you for playing with me. Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.


 

 

datura datura 56-60, F 53 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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That's great you learned to have fun and loosed up. Nothing wrong with playing, being silly and having fun. Im happier these days because like you I've been having more fun in the last 2 years :)

It's so great when we finally can allow ourselves to have fun!
Thanks for reading and commenting!

:):):)
Your story sounds so very true.
so much so that j finds her in You.

Down here rhymes made her giggle.
You'd sure smile to see her wiggle.
:D
Enjoying each expression in the comments' section!
Thanks to all of Them who shared joy with You, dear.
__/|__

What a treat
To come and see
A brand new poem
Just for me!!!

Glad that we could make you giggle,
Did laughter make your belly jiggle?
I love friends who come and play.
What a blessing to my day :-)

Souls like You
Are very few.
Time for us
To applaud You.
__/|__

Last night was all fun and mirth.
j kept enjoying Your words' worth.
Thanking God for Angels on earth.
:)
__/|__

There was a young girl from Malone<br />
Who went to the dentist alone.<br />
In a fit of depravity,<br />
He filled the wrong cavity<br />
<br />
Now she's nursing the filling at home

:-)

:)

Yes, I've seen your poetry,<br />
So full of love and artistry,<br />
But here I think a limerick<br />
Is just the thing to do the trick!<br />
So write one when you have a chance<br />
Or I will spear you with my lance!<br />
<br />
hehe....I don't really have a lance;-)

Ahhh
Good that You don't have a lance.
Time to together sing n dance!
:)
:)
:)

:)

Big Sis, I resist<br />
Though you insist<br />
Not another poem<br />
you already know 'em

Another poem from Sir b! See below for my clever retort.....

Nelladell,<br />
I can tell<br />
We'll be pals<br />
Two silly gals!<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
A poem from the Duchess! I am very impressed!<br />
The importance of your message should be thoroughly stressed.<br />
<br />
And you made me smile which is better than frowning...<br />
You know what happened to the Last Duchess in Browning!<br />
<br />
(I couldn't resist!)

silly gal? i take that as a high compliment. thank you. serious.y.

These days nelladell is listening to Our heart.
She's seen around more with Her wisdom.
So, time for many to Kick start.
:)

Now there are three silly gals!
Mejj has joined the rhyming pals!
We're sometimes silly, sometimes wise...
I really really like you guys!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
We're nuts.

:)
:)
:)
Such fun times ought not to be missed.
Let world sense the same to be in Bliss.
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Oh what shame to see them go<br />
I'm always the last one to know.<br />
EP doesn't listen to us much<br />
But at least,<br />
The poems/comments/answers should remain untouched-DF

Another poem! yippee!!!

:D

oh wow! hehe

And yet another country heard from! I like your flower though....

* eyes to ceiling *

What?????

We’ve not spent much time together,<br />
speaking of which, I’m not sure whether<br />
I should stay an hour or minute,<br />
but this is a merry place.<br />
<br />
Innit !

Yay!!! Finally another poem!!! :-)
Stay awhile nelladell,
Let EP cast it's spell,
I'd like to get to know you more,
You can take a break when your butt gets sore...;-)

you may be my match at silliness. from that status please don't regress if you want to see a childish me. tee hee.

:-) tee hee

These days nelladell is listening to Our heart.
She's seen around more with Her wisdom.
So, time for many to Kick start.
:)

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So sad when comments disappear!<br />
There were some lovely poems here....<br />
<br />
The authors are gone, the comments too<br />
It leaves me feeling somewhat blue!

Dear, Do Not feel blue.
There's so much anew.
Time for us to share BRU.
:D
(Guess its late my side but never mind)

if we can laugh at ourselves and with friends, we are on the right track, Dat. We all need to 'Chillax' - chill and relax..a new word I'm not keen on ;0)

Haha...That's another thing I've had to ease up on over the years....the words in common use in the English language! So...I do try to chillax and not grimace ;-)

Thanks for the comment, Graham!

That doesn't rhyme :-/

:D

Its as if you are the female of my male life,just the same background and much expected of me, but now I chillaxe with my dog and use my system often for fun.<br />
I like to hide within myself and watch others mess up knowing I could do or say something to help but have given up and am a loner and feel ok about it.<br />
regards<br />
graham.

I'm a corny FLAKE not a corny puff, MissYoo!<br />
<br />
Thank you, Sweet Betty!! :-)

MissYoo sat alone<br />
While eating a scone<br />
And sipping mint tea,<br />
As gay as could be.<br />
When along came a fruitloop<br />
Covered with sweet goop<br />
And she smashed it with her spoon<br />
As she sang a little tune.

Mint Tea!!!!!!
Who's calling me!?!
:)
:)
:)

bcj says I'm spooky!<br />
He thinks I am kooky.<br />
This I can handle,<br />
It's not a big scandal.<br />
But a fruitloop? No way!<br />
I'm a corn flake today.

hahahahhahahaha

hehe
silly me

Congratulations for aspiring to the dizzy height of self enlightenment ........<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
<br />
your now a fruitloop !!!! :o)

Down in the valley where the green grass grows,<br />
There sat MissYoo pretty as a rose.<br />
Up came bcj and kissed<br />
her on the cheek,<br />
How many kisses did she get this week? <br />
<br />
hehehe

Guess 1-2-3-4
That's why sm1's feeling sore!
:)

your local mechanic through his stammer.<br><br />
the bigger the problem, the bigger the hammer.

A very good one, bcj!<br />
But a little spooky, I must say!<br />
Oh, wait! The spooky one is me!<br />
Excuse me while I hug a tree.<br />
;-)

:)
Good one!
*grins*
n
*giggles*

scientists poem<br />
<br />
what do surgeons say <br />
once each day<br />
<br />
When in doubt <br />
Cut it out

Dear MissYoo<br />
That's what I do!<br />
I sing and dance and play.<br />
I just don't eat pets! No way!<br />
<br />
African warrior, hail to you too!<br />
I have found a good friend in you.<br />
Words are your instruments as well.<br />
For a Scientist you sure can spell!<br />
<br />
:-)

hail to you forest queen!<br />
noone brighter, i have seen.<br />
quill and parchment are your tools.<br />
makes the rest seem like fools.

Thank you, Nan!<br />
I'm such a fan<br />
Of those who know<br />
That smiles grow,<br />
And troubles ease,<br />
And sorrow flees,<br />
If we but play!<br />
Have fun each day!<br />
Be young at heart.<br />
You're really smart.

The child I was had much to do<br />
And so she became just like you<br />
Everything must be done right<br />
And every day was so up tight.<br />
But then it hit me, one fine day<br />
That I had lost my sense of play.<br />
And when I knew that this was true<br />
I didn't know just what to do.<br />
Mud pies and crayons, that's the thing!<br />
The kid in me came out to sing.<br />
And as I practiced my child-like craft<br />
The kid in me came out to laugh.<br />
Eccentric Granny, that's me now<br />
I've learned to play again, and how!<br />
Your story's great, and so I say, <br />
You're one wise kiddie, so let's play!

Thank you, Cam. I do like to play!

Cow's fryin'.<br />
I'm cryin'.<br />
Just a cow?<br />
Don't know how<br />
She can eat<br />
A pet's meat.<br />
This is sad.<br />
She's soooooo bad.

I fear<br />
The steer<br />
Was Eaten.<br />
I'm beaten.<br />
How sad!<br />
She's bad.<br />
Poor cow.<br />
Gone now.

Oh Max! I have news!<br />
She did take the cow.<br />
That's what she said<br />
In a story, anyhow.<br />
But now I'm in fear<br />
For the dear little pet!<br />
She said she'll make burger!<br />
Your gift I regret!