Prose: A Pessimist Falls For An Optimist
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Prose: A Pessimist Falls For An Optimist

A short poem about a pessimist who is baffled and amazed by the most optimistic girl he's ever met. These are his thoughts as he is trying to figure her and his feelings out.

Prose: A Pessimist Falls For An Optimist

Notorious for falling,

So deeply in love

With nothing.

My dear,

You have my mind


How can the sky,

Painted so faintly


like a heart,

Broken and fading,

Be so lovely,

In your eyes?

Can we take a moment?

Would you mind?

If we took time,

To recognize,

The rain.

And yet, you say,

"there is beauty in grey,

And in the generosity of the pour".

So, as I saunter,

you twirl,



in the rain.

Wonderment clouds your eyelids

And I don't see how you're fine with

Living as though life is more than,

What we know.

More than what we see or hold.

So leave my thoughts,

Because they now keep me up.

Leave me to forget your sweet touch,

Because I'm aware,

But how could I dare,

Look at you as anything more than

The one who drives me insane,

I'll argue until there's nothing left to say.

You ARE the one that I complain

Most about.

So I could never say what is true aloud.

You are positively,


The most lovely,

And I adore you completely.

Would it be such a crime,

To dance in the grey,

In this downpour of rain?

To allow potential sickness to

take its claim?

But would I have it any other way,

If it meant a chance to

Hold your hand?

What if when the sky breaks,

And the sun arrives yet again,

The air now sticky with humidity,

Means the opportunity,

Has been lost?

And I'm left to wonder

If love was worth the trust...

Your smile is contagious,

My dear, it shocks me.

How we view things so differently,

Yes, this feeling haunts me.

What if you knew,

What if you already do?

How can the sky,

Painted so faintly


like a heart,

Broken and fading,

Be so lovely,

In your eyes?

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