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Ode to Optimism
by Chip Bergeron

Saturday, February 11, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Darned if I know where this came from. I was sitting at my desk last night and it just spewed out.

ODE TO OPTIMISM

 

This is the time to be me;

No time better;

Might as well be now.

Ditch the doldrums-

No walls, no closets;

Here I am!!!

God knows I can make it.

Made it so often before;

In spite, or maybe even because

Of everything;

And there have been a lot

Of everythings,

There always have been.

A cockeyed optimist?

Yes, perhaps.

But if I’m to be

The captain of my own ship,

Then aside from God

I can count on no one else.

Steer boldly,

Full speed ahead,

I’m on my way.

 

Chip Bergeron

-February 10, 2012

 

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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 2/16/2012
Great, inspiring piece, Chip
I felt growing encouragement and inspiration as I read each line.
Continued success!

Barbara J Henry
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/12/2012
CHIP ... AND DAMN THE TORPEDOES!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/11/2012
reminds me of the biblical adage "god helps those who help themselves"
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/11/2012
Gotta keep plugin' along, sounds as if you are...e
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/11/2012
Any sailor will tell you the doldrums are no place to be captain. Jump on the trades and swap out that tropical depression for sunny skies. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/11/2012
Spirited thoughts that many should read… Full speed.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/11/2012
Very uplifting and encouraging, Chip. Thank you. Love, peace, and best wishes,

Regis



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