Better Mood

Another of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green as a writing prompts. The plan is to post one of these Law prompted pieces a week on Thursdays.


Law 10: Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky

Better Mood

we’ll get together

when you are in a better mood

I’m bored of your problems

it’s as simple as that

it’s almost

as if your trying to see

if you can bring me down

but that’s not going to happen


misery loves an audience and I’m no longer

willing to be the audience for your misery

of course I still like

it’s not a matter of like

yes you deserve to be heard

to be listened to

but I’ve heard enough

I don’t need to hear any more


if you focused on the positive

perhaps things would improve for you

so call me back

when you are in a better mood

not the bitter one

you present to the world

most of the time


yes I know

this makes me just all all the others

the ones who had no time for you

who got fed up

with your never ending crisis

where the solution to one disaster

only made something else worse


no I don’t want you to kill yourself

but if you chose to

don’t blame me for that choice

in fact don’t even mention me in the note

as one of the few people

who were concerned for you

because I know that’ll

be just another way of saying

we failed you

that I failed you

that life failed you


if that’s true

I can live with it

even if you can’t


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too many tears not enough pillows

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