When Negativity Is The Norm

     I thought I would start off the new year with the final poem from last year. Finished on New Year’s Eve and posted on New Year’s Day. I am not sure why I started on this one in the first place, but as it went on I realized that we all know someone like those who are mentioned in the poem. Always with the negative comments, the proverbial wet blanket, the “downer” and the doomsayer, the cup is not only half empty, but it probably had a hole in it in the first place, person. Did you ever wonder why, that some folks are never happy, except, it seems, when others are miserable? I know I have written on this subject in the past, but I am fascinated by these people if only because I am the complete opposite and I just don’t get the pleasure that is derived by those who wallow in the negative. I am sure that there is a root cause to it, but I think that they are afraid of being happy, as if someone had ingrained in them that they have no right to be happy. Tell me what you think.

     Please enjoy,



Bored to death.

Meet the Downer Party

When Negative Is The Norm


There are those who search for darkness

through the light.

There are those who seek a wrong

for every right.

There are those who opt for blindness

in place of sight,

and those, for whom misery only

 brings delight.

And while their cloud of doom

hangs dark as night,

they fathom not

that they have plight.

For they contend their sky is blue

though just for spite,

but they dare not delve inside

to prove they’re right!


Jack Downing

Dec. 31, 2012



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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5 Responses to When Negativity Is The Norm

  1. Sally says:

    You are sooo right on with this one, but, I have to tell you it is very tough month after month and year after year dealing with a person like this so keep reminding me of this poem month after month and year after year!! Deal?

  2. Sally says:

    Thank you I can always count on you bulkmail or anywhere!!

  3. Sally says:


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