"Accentuate The Positive"

You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between

You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene

Johnny Mercer


first published in 1944, these words have been in my mind since i was a child.

not only are they great lyrics, they stand alone as a fun and inspirational poem.