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Poetry from within

“Optimistic Pessimist”

“I do wish the future was over” when shooing my life away

In dread of pain and suffering, when ushering out the day

Commitment, death and evil, the list goes on and on

It comes in many guises; this fear which sets upon

To age for some, to be infirm and then to be alone

Yet nothing is as fearful, as that of the unknown

How should we deal with this strange beast, when knowing of it not

It haunts our every waking thought when weighing up our lot

Logic states we know not how or whence it ever came

Scientific testing may prove the premise as insane

When life becomes a burden this added factor to our woes

Will manifest within the mind as worst of all scenarios

Pessimism feeds our fears and fills our nights with dread

Images of netherworld are painted of the poor undead

Optimism comes with Faith when putting us to test

Structures of belief abound to set our minds at last to rest

“I do wish the future was over” - Quote by Gilbert Harding

Richard Gildea