Joseph Elon Lillie VI

My son has been writing poetry for a while and I really like some of his work. I asked him if he would let me use some of his material. Here is a recent poem of his.

A Poem on Optimism (in progress)

by Joe Lillie on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 8:26pm

 I see her standing there

I see a barren and lifeless tree 

Her locks fallen to the ground, still I do not frown

I see her as she used to be, and once again will be

A life producing tree

I see a cup unfilled a few drops may remain

But that amount of water will not quench thirst

I see the cup as she is, with the water she will contain

The water she shall hold will sustain

When I see myself as a man tired and without strength

I realize I have not lost my hope

With Christ I can do all things

Even with gravest fears, and loss I can cope


Remember optimism is not seeing a glass half filled to the brim as being half full, rather it is seeing the empty glass as being filled with potential.


Joseph Elon Lillie VI

2 thoughts on “Joseph Elon Lillie VI

  1. The chip falleth not far from the tree ? 🙂

    “With Christ I can do all things
    Even with gravest fears, and loss I can cope”

    Thanks for allowing us a peek at your talents. Hope you’ll be sharing more with us.


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