Sunday, January 31, 2016

Optimism and pessimism

On the edge of the unknown, optimism speaks

Of an adventure with a great ending, imploring

One to stride confidently, saying wishes are meant to be fulfilled

And pessimism warns, of dangers that may befall

Beating a retreat into the known, unable to stomach

Name calling, some would see its ways as cowardice

But both optimists and pessimists live on the same side

Of the fence, in the mind, two shades, of the same color

Both bound by time, which brings the future, which is agnostic

To the pleadings of both optimists and pessimists, they cannot reach

Beyond the walled city, where forms fade away and there isn’t room

For optimists or pessimists, when one puts both feet into the unknown