Be an op­ti­mist

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - By Nance Bur­nett

IN LIFE it pays to look ahead

With op­ti­mism, not with dread.

Just leave to other worry-warts

The fears, the dread, the last re­sorts.

Don’t dray along to the pes­simist’s beat

Who moans and groans, ex­pects de­feat.

Lift up those feet and stride along

To an up­beat op­ti­mistic song.

Be like the el­derly cou­ple who,

At sev­enty-five and eighty-two,

Just planted seven tiny trees

For bot­tle­brush blooms for birds and bees

And who’s to say they will not see

Each grow to a fine up­stand­ing tree?

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