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Madame Chipmunk
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Optimism



Optimism is born in the heart
seeds of life planted deep in the soul
body and mind are united
indivisible,unbroken,whole

when expectations are lost along the way
with words of belief ringing hollow
confidence plays a steep price
as mind beckons body to follow

woeful despair breaks the spirit
of even the mightiest ones
in closing the curtains to future
lifetimes come quickly undone

survival can hinge on expectancy
while building the castles of hope
the mind can gather it's forces
urging the body to cope

in the ebbing of stress and strife
lie the keys to a happier, healthier life


copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Oh yes, I love this Optimism, great work here Lyra, hey I like your new pic with the headress. LOL..floria

Floria

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But die with all their music in them"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)

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YAY!!! Ooohhhhhhh...I couldn't agree with you more, sweet friend, I went through an entire boyhood being abused and I used to think I was born to be hated and never to be loved, but then I met a close friend teacher who went through all the same pain and he taught me to be optimistic and so now I share my love to the world everyday and ever since I know things can look up if you believe in yourself! (kiss on cheek) This is gorgeous, sweet friend, we all love you so so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

[This message has been edited by Mistletoe Angel (03-03-2002 06:54 PM).]

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woeful despair breaks the spirit
of even the mightiest ones
in closing the curtains to future
lifetimes come quickly undone

survival can hinge on expectancy
while building the castles of hope
the mind can gather it's forces
urging the body to cope

Lyra~ How I love reading your words.
I am needing some serious optimism in my
life right about now.
Thank you for this dear heart~
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very nicely said your words ring true.
Lia  
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Floria...thanks for your reply...
What that headress represents is the happy and optimistic thoughts in the mind. ((hugs))

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Noah...I can tell that you are a very optimistic person, by the way you write and reply to the poems of others...but, I am so sorry about your childhood abuse.
There are many people with that experience who grow up to be very mean......but it seems to have made you into a very nice and sweet young man.  I am proud of you for overcoming that. ((hugs))  

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Lori...thanks for your kind words.
I wrote this poem because I believe that optimism makes everything feel better...and I am seriously in need of some of that stuff also.

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Thanks so much, Lia.  Sometimes its hard to be optimistic.....but trying really helps and optimism really helps things feel better, even if they are not really better.

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Lyra~

You have such a wonderful outlook....this is exceptional writing and thinking....I know just how hard it can be somedays to have a positive outlook on any thing, including life....be well my friend....hugsssss


Lauren~

Greeneyes~

Step through the
barrier of my mind,
enter my soul,
feel my desire,
let my eyes guide you
into the shadows
of my heart

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Lauren...thanks so much for your reply...
I have had so many horrible things happen to me during the past few years, that I have found that the only way to get through it all is to try to be optimistic. ((hugs))

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Sweet sister poet of kindness and love, keep your eyes and heart filled with these thoughts of hope. And I shall keep my heart and mind full of healing hopeful peaceful wishes for you. You are one of my favorite poets here, and you deserve much peace and joy.
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Lyra darling girl I’m utterly utterly in awe of you, your spirit your wisdom your soul. I know that you are optimistic, and I know why, you know I am too. I love this poem darling heart it’s utterly wonderful. And it is almost as wonderful as you

Take care of you darling girl, Love and light


Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy

To give light to them that sit in darkness..... to guide our feet into the way of peace Luke 2:79

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Optimism is born in the heart
seeds of life planted deep in the soul
body and mind are united
indivisible,unbroken,whole

Wow! Lyra, you sure know how to get my attention. Of course you know that I am a super optimist. So optomistic that I cannot even contemplate failure or looking at the dark side of anything. I just think that one needs clarity of thought and patience, and the anything, I mean anything at all is possible. Of course we must be somewhat oblivious to time and space. As all things are part of God's plan. But we are promised that we will receive anything that we ask, seek or knock for. And I believe that this means spiritually. But the physical will always follow the spiritual when it is pure. Am I rambling? I do that a lot.

Yes! There is nothing true but optimism! Pessimism is a lie. Period. At least that's my belief.

Wonderful, wonderful poem, Lyra. You are a fantastic poet and I love you.

A poetic reply?

Why be pessimistic and guarantee a fail
When there is always hope your ship will float and sail
It makes good sense to always bet on coming light
As closing doors will always guarantee a dark night.

Always be optimistic!


((Lyra))
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Oh yes, it is better to see your glass half full, and Madame I feel that your glass is overflowing. Well done indeed. Chris

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Flame time!!
looks like your mind is overflowing with optimism, good to be positive in life well done!


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survival can hinge on expectancy
while building the castles of hope
the mind can gather it's forces
urging the body to cope

in the ebbing of stress and strife
lie the keys to a happier, healthier life
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lyra, how very very true.  Just want you to know that healing comforting thoughts are being sent your way.  
~Warm hugs dear lady, luv Nancy~

~Sometimes all you really wish for...
     is someone to wish for you.~

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Lyra

This is so true, my friend..and you are inspiration in verse.  The healing power within is stronger then any medicine.  Hugs!
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Lyra - As you know I am the consummate pessimist, but this is such a true poem about optimism.  Well done.

Dave  
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And I have a new and deeper regard for this spirit you call optimism, and know why I've liked your smile so much...

for it comes from strength...

Warm hugs to you, and prayers, too...
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Lyra,
there is such truth and hope in your write. I thought the feathers were to tickle your fancy.
*HuGS* and payers
Lynne

Here in the midst of my lonely abyss, a single joy I find...your presence in my mind.  Unknown


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Well optimism really is the greatest physician in the world!

Well expressed!

Take care,
Melissa~

"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

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Kacy...you are one of my favorite poets here also, although there are so many that its hard to pick just one.  Thanks for your kind thoughts and your reply ((hugs))

Marsha...thanks so much for your reply and for your phone call today.  It really cheered me up to speak to you and to hear you speak pink English   ((hugs))

Newell...thanks for your reply, and for that wonderful compliment.  I am certainly glad that you are so full of optimism

Chris and Martin...thanks so much.  I wish that my glass was overflowing, but unfortunately now it isn't quite up to the top just yet...but I am trying very hard to fill it.  

Nancy...thanks so much for those healing and comforting thoughts...I really need them right now and I appreciate them so very much.
((hugs))  

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Martie...((huggss)) Thanks so much for your reply.  I don't know if thats exactly right but I know that the healing power which comes from within helps the medicine work better.  

Dave...thank you, but maybe this would be a good time to send me some of your famous NY pizza

Karilea...thanks for your reply ((huggss))
What a very sweet thing for you to say...

Keth...thank you, and yes thats what the feathers are about

Melissa...I agree,  optimism is one of the best medicines and the best part is that its absolutely free!  

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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