Sad Optimist

You can cry a river

Or a cupful of soul

You may shed

Till the tears make rhythms

Like mallets on marimbas

The heart can still perceive

What the eyes can still receive

A stream  of tears

Never suffices

Never drowns

The eyes that strewn it

But you must be valiant

Dare to open those eyes

To see the things up on high


At the obscure corner

Of  scrutiny

There lies a different view

Other than the one

That snuffs your breath

The monsters that lie before you

Have powers  much less than

Your view of them









72 thoughts on “Sad Optimist

  1. Sometimes the different view takes too long to be noticed and our monsters keep getting stronger with time. It’s destiny whether we are meant to stand the test of time or let the monsters win.
    Empowering post !!

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    1. I was made in West Africa. Although the instrument is not called “Marimba” in West Africa, it is known by other names a d played there nonetheless. especially in modern day Mali and olden day Gold Coast( Now Ghana). Where are you from? Thank you for your outpouring of love on my blog.💕😍💞🌼☺🌸

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  2. I say “Amen” to your comment in the box! Thanks for the like at DailyBiblePrayer. May God bless you as you grow in your relationship with Him through time in prayer. Laura

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