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
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.
He shall indeed!