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One man was such an optimist,
That even in a drought,
He pulled his boat behind his truck
Without a cloud about.

His neighbor’s such a pessimist
That e’en without a flood,
He wore his waders on his feet
For non-existent mud.

Opt told the Pess he ought to smile.
Pess said, “My lips might crack.”
Opt said, “Well, if I smile I might
Just get a Cadillac.”

The preacher told Pess to repent
Or he’d end up in hell.
And Pess repented, but he wore
Asbestos suit as well.

Opt worried not when he heard that;
He thought he had an ace.
He figured he could talk his way
And be a special case.

Together at the pearly gates,
Opt’s joy was off the wall.
“It’s bliss!” he cried.  But Pess just sighed,
“I won’t like this at all.”


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.



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I never knew a night so black
Light failed to follow on its track.
I never knew a storm so gray
It failed to have its clearing day.
I never knew such bleak despair
That there was not a rift, somewhere.
I never knew an hour so drear
Love could not fill it full of cheer!


photo by Adrian van Leen at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mD5VT1q/storm+shadows



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The Hidden Stars

When life is bleak and future’s dimmed,
When storms assail and sails are trimmed,
When no solution is in sight,
There is one thought that makes things bright.

Think then that life’s like day – when sky
Has naught that’s visible to eye.
Both life and sky like empty jars,
Except… a million hidden stars.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.


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