An Encouraging Thought

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1. Or not.

Cynicism,

Oops, 

I’m guilty, I fear.

 

Skepticism,

too,

or so I hear.

 

Sarcasm, 

certainly,

coating every word.

 

Pessimism,

why yes,

don’t be absurd.

 

I know these qualities 

are anything but ideal.

I know it’s sad,

but that’s how I feel.

 

It’s society’s fault,

the blatant idiocy around.

Taking my hope,

driving it to the ground.

 

Perhaps I’m being dark,

yes, well maybe,

but on the TV is a show,

About a teen and her baby.

 

Is this what we’ve come to?

Is this where we’ve landed?

Would our ancestors be proud?

Or catch us red-handed?

 

Ignore me if you will,

I won’t mind at all.

I’d like to believe

that the world won’t fall.

 

But ha, I’ll laugh

as you find me bereft.

I’m far too cynical

to have any hope left.

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