Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hope and Optimism

"OK, so the
neurologist
didn’t have
the answer.

Don’t worry,
we’ll find
the answer
somewhere.

I know we’ll find
the answer
because if we don’t,
you’ll die,
simple as that.

So, do you think
we’re going
to just let you die
just because
you want to?

It’s just
a problem,
a puzzle,
which implies
it has a solution.

Besides,
you know
how Mom is
with puzzles.

She doesn’t stop
until it’s solved.

Me?

I’m selfish
and I just want
to keep hanging out
with you.

So,
I know
you're tired
of holding up
all the necessary
hope and optimism,

so you can
put down
the hope and optimism
for today,

but we
won’t."

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like a serious situation yet you wrote with an effortless, light feel to it. Well done.

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  2. clear eyed and not maudlin. you write with strength and tenderness, Mosk ~

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  3. Had to stifle a sob, this hit close to home.

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  4. liked the optimism and love here...may God bless!

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  5. Beautiful. If I was the person being addressed, I think that would make me feel better.

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  6. I suppose a surfeit of hope and optimism could get to anyone!

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  7. Some days, it's just nice (and necessary) to be able to share the load...

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  8. Oh wow - this had the feel of a parent trying to comfort a youngster. Maybe its because my whole family enjoys gallows humor to a certain extent that I thought that, but the strength, and most of all the love, in this really touched me.

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  9. This is so eloquently penned..!

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