Monday, January 30, 2017

THE OPTIMIST


I looked inside to find despair
And found it simply wasn’t there
I thought perhaps that I could dredge
Some past affront and bitter edge
Maybe some hated dreadful wrong
That I could pack and take along
A personal loss on which to dwell
Some bottomless pit into which I fell
Surely if I think long enough
I can find some agonizing stuff.
But, try as I might to take a tumble
Into a hopeless, tangled jumble
Faith picks me up and takes me on
To each new and special dawn.
And life continues in beautiful prism
Buoyed on by endless optimism.

16 comments:

  1. Yes! That's the way to stay positive. I love that brand new dawn, that washes away the pain of yesterday and gives us a brand new chance to get it right, every morning.

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  2. Nice to meet you at Poets United, by the way. I hope you will keep coming back. We can use all the positivity we can get these days!

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  3. Does too, luv the rhyming form you chose for this prompt
    Happy Wednesday

    much love...

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  4. Wonderful! Love the poem. We need people like this in our lives, people whose words can make our hearts sing.

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  5. Yes. May we all stay optimistic. There is power in the positive.

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  6. love the positive outlook...if only we can sustain it, despite all odds.

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  7. "Faith picks me up and takes me on / To each new and special dawn.".. the meaning of life lies here...a wonderful read..

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  8. Reading this was a joy. I am smiling!

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  9. Love this!!❤️ Smiling I am :)

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  10. Endless optimism I do not have, but I am grateful for those who do!

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  11. That's a nice sounding poem. The first two lines said it all and the rest of the lines elaborated. I am all for optimism even when I'm pessimistic.

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  12. Most days I am an optimist as well ~ Or remember that I am, smiles~

    Did you mean to link this up with D'verse as well?

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    1. Actually no, but I goofed! Just getting used to the sites.

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  13. I love this portrait of the ultimate optimist...you manage to talk about human stumbling blocks in a way that feels hopeful.

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  14. Yay .. love the meter and rhymes, and I love optimism

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  15. Forgiveness always brings a new dawn of hope, well said!

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