What chance Optimism? in a world
Such as the one in which we live,
With narcissistic leaders and their sycophants
Who take-take-take and barely give.
Fakery, dishonesty, cruelty and separatism,
So efficient in their unrelenting quest
For fame, fantasy and phantom friends,
Such an overblown confection, an indulgent arabesque.
They take us all for fools, it seems,
With their anaesthetic smog,
But still, not all of us have been suppressed,
For shards of hope still pierce the fearful fog.
Like a lighthouse seen across a melancholy sea
The Optimists have shown a different way,
Where compassion, wisdom, hope abide
Where innate human goodness wins the day.
Fear not, and sow the seeds of Optimism
For it helps to make us whole
Never foolish, dimmed or misguided
On the journey to our Soul.