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A Muse pessimist poem.


harry hayes
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PESSIMISTS - A MUSE

 

We were born with blood B negative,

Pessimists people say;

Feeling low without good reason,

Yet knowing a better way.

 

Because we're not quite happy,

We make do with second best;

Dwelling on the negatives,

And not where we are blessed.

 

The big worry is tomorrow,

And the today which is not yet cast;

But content with all our yesterdays -

Even God can't change the past.

 

Despite all, there are many smiles,

Positive thoughts when times are ripe;

But slightest dark on any cloud,

And it's swiftly back to type.

 

Few monuments to pessimists,

Weigh risk against a gain;

Light at the end of a tunnel -

May well be a runaway train.

 

Pessimists err many thousand times,

Re 'things can only get worse';

One day they'll be proven right,

Last laugh inside a hearse?

 

When that final dawn arrives,

And to paradise it's said;

We fear the devil will grab us,

Before God finds out we're dead.

 

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HH 1/2012

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