Have Only Positive Expectations

that anything is possible

doors meant for you will always be opened before you

hope is stronger than fear

one who has hope has everything

Hope is the thing with feathers

that waits in the soul

ready to take wing and fly

as long as you give it life

always believing

with strong positive expectations


Acceptance is easy when it is something you want or like

never hard to accept things that make you happy

but what about things that make you unhappy

how does one gain acceptance of those

through the passage of time

faith in the doors that will now be opened

belief that everything happens for a reason

support from those who love you

it can be hard to let go of things

especially those you have worked long and hard for

in some cases it can be devastating even

but there is always tomorrow

there are doors that wait just for you to open

acceptance can always be found in time in faith in patience


An optimist they say sees the glass half full

ever with hopeful thoughts for the future

an optimist they say never sees the glass half empty

always tending towards the positive

in reality a true optimist

sees the glass as refillable

that no matter the obstacle

something hopeful can be poured in

making the glass always completely full


Look inside my pocket and what will you find

a poem for me to share to stimulate your mind

it can be short and sweet to the ear

or an epic tale you long to hear

anyone can join in write a line or two

and share a poem today with me and you

it is national poem in your pocket day

for the writer in all of us with something to say


Possibly the hardest attribute to maintain

doubts creep in

worry seeps through

being unsure becomes second nature

faith seems lost

belief becomes unsustainable

positivity takes work

takes strength of will

takes blinders to all else

laser focus on the path

not the obstacles

positivity is impossible

or is that I’m possible?


Progress is sometimes slow

one step in a million moments

it can seem unending work without results

enjoying the journey along the way

can seem like wasting time

progress is many times unseen

like invisible ticks of a second hand on a watch

the seconds still pass

but may go unnoticed in their smallness

yet progress remains

not in enhancing what is

but advancing towards

what will be


Into every life a little rain must fall

days where the sun never shines

you can be drowned by it

or dance in the puddles

but the rain will fall

all the same


Usually unseen and quiet

shown in actions not words

in the still quiet of failure

in the darkness of loss

in the pain of heartbreak

in the waiting to get up again

people never see

what it takes to start over

each step a small victory

tomorrow is another day unspoken


Looking back gains nothing

what is past is done

stagnation only holds you in place

there is nothing that remains

one direction is all that exists

plane of existence

rooted in the present

but looking ever forward


Steps can be great and small

but both move you forward

some days it can seem that you barely move

the steps appear to last forever

agonizing and painful with little results

but even they move you forward

other days there are giant steps

meeting huge goals

and you feel on top of the world

moving forward

for we must keep adding them up

the sum total building a life

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