You Could Call Me Confused If You Like – for Prompt 17 – Optimist Pessimist Realist

English: Bust of the god Janus, Vatican museum, .

English: Bust of the god Janus, Vatican museum, . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the morning I see attention
With a warm, benign conceit
By midday it’s a presage
Of competition and defeat
By evening it reminds me
There’s still much left to complete

In the days when sun is shining
I feel goodness on its way
But there’s no real silver lining
When the clouds roll through today
Still by evening in the starlight
I know it’s just another day

I’m like Janus – but three-headed
And the first will wear a smile
The second’s more pig-headed
She’ll distrust you for a while
But the third is more pragmatic
It’s just always been her style

One face looks to the horizon
For adventures there to find
One face resolutely centred
Thinking all the rest are blind
But the other just is laughing
Leaving all the rest behind

I’m one part optimism
Like a smile on a child’s face
Lurking here though pessimism
Is demanding of its place
But it’s when I touch reality
I know the world’s real grace

But it’s when I touch reality
I know the world’s real grace

© Helen Valentina 201, All Rights Reserved

 

For mindlovemisery’s Prompt 17 on optimism, pessimism and realism – see her wonderful work and be inspired by her great prompts every week at http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com

 

 

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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23 Responses to You Could Call Me Confused If You Like – for Prompt 17 – Optimist Pessimist Realist

  1. This is wonderful Helen and true of most of us I’d imagine. I tend to change quite dramatically in my outlook throughout the day as well sometimes in the same hour haha. Fantastic job!

  2. fibee5 says:

    You convey the switching between so well, really felt the truth of your words. I loved the flow throughout. did you plan this out first? It feels so well formed :):)

  3. howanxious says:

    Ha! I could totally relate. A beautifully crafted piece. I liked the reference to Janus, one of the most twisted gods. I can resemble with him in many ways.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely creation.

  4. gs batty says:

    yes…very well done…most of us some of each

  5. “when I touch reality I know the world’s real grace.” So powerful, love the truth of your words, stunning!

  6. I think you have spoken about all of us…and you have done it so beautifully. I love how you ended it.

  7. hypercryptical says:

    Lovely words and there is truth there for all of us.
    Anna :o]

  8. Elia Bintang says:

    I like the three-headed Janus part. It shows off your imagination, your creativity. And also the closing lines.

  9. lolamouse says:

    The ending is perfect and really nails the poem!

  10. Lovely…. we all possess all 3 🙂

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