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The Eternal Optimist

Story ID:7981
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
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I sit with a smile on my face
but my heart is filled with sorrow,
I'm waiting for the Sun to Shine
and I hope for a better Tomorrow.

Like a Clown with a painted smile
acting out a scripted part,
I face the World with a smile
but hiden inside is a broken heart.

My troubled Mind I also hide
smiling and joking with a hearty laugh,
but inside I pray for a light
that might show me a better path.

And though the day is dark and drear
and inside my heart is pining,
I know that come tomorrow
all the clouds will have a silver lining.
Bob Mitchum