Saturday, April 5, 2008

Poetic Reflection on Student Congress

Thaw Out Your Candle of Optimism

The world says to us,
(Or maybe just the media,
I don't know)
That our world is in jeapordy.
Climate Change and Recession
Jockey for positions in newspapers,
And Maclean's magazine

The public looks uppon politicians
With distrust,
And a sense of gloom falls over us all

Negativitiy fills our heads with worry
And doubt.
We become defensive
And look around in all the wrong places
For a saviour.

But all is not lost.

When you meet that person
Who has the ability to inspire you,
Entertain you and make you laugh,
Or even someone who knows how to think for themselves,
You can take comfort.

The world isn't a horrible place.
Certainly, it could be better,
And it's our responsibility to maintain positive change.
But hope, still exists.

In that dark corner on your peripheral vision
A glimmer of light beckons.
Shining brightly for us to warm our souls,
And thaw out our candles of optimism.

All you have to do is take off your blinders,
And turn around.
You'll see there's far more good than evil,
More light than darkness.

So why don't you?

Why don't you?

World Peace

1 comment:

~Julia said...

I like to think I'm an optimist, I try to look at the bright side of the situation. That does get hard after a while though with seemingly everything wrong in the world.

I always think though, there is always someone not as well off, who can still get through the day. And if they can continue with their head held high, then what's my problem? Then I can usually see the bright side again and realize there is always hope. Hope is perhaps the most important thing we have and the most devastating thing to loose...