Pessimistic Optimist

August 28, 2012
By MarilynNoelle BRONZE, Norwich, Connecticut
MarilynNoelle BRONZE, Norwich, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
It is beneath human dignity to lose one's individuality and become a mere cog in the machine
-Ghandi


You say I’m brave for starting over,
But maybe I’m a coward for running away.
It smells like rain outside.
I wonder if you smell the smoke.

I left you, but you left me.
Retaliation is never the key.
But it makes me feel whole.
Like somehow you got what you deserve.

I’m an optimist, but even we fall off the wagon.
Sometimes it feels good to writhe in sadness.
It’s a heavy blanket,
Suffocating but comforting.

One day I’m this,
Then the next minute I’m that.
Until I can feel my atoms combusting,
Until I disappear,
I will always be unsure


The author's comments:
I've just moved to a new city, and I was feeling very nostalgic and depressed about leaving my friends, and about the friends that left me before I moved. I'm very happy where I am now, but in the moment I knew I had to write down my feelings.

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