Positively Pessimistic

Restriction to your home is not
The worst kind of jail
You can still pretend to work
If you can access your email

But it’s easy to find reasons
To not be very cheerful
When it seems that you’re increasingly
Encouraged to be fearful

It’s appears that times are dark
And possibly quite bleak
It’s hard to know what month it is
Let alone what day or week

And when you venture out
It’s worse outside than in
Attempts to buy toilet paper
Always end in your chagrin

You try to stay upbeat
But optimism’s hard to sell
When the contents of the half-full glass
Have a funny smell

  10 comments for “Positively Pessimistic

  1. March 31, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Brilliant James and put in such a delightful way. These are horrible times, and the sooner we are back to normal, the better. It is like being imprsoned in your own house flat whatever. Good luck James.

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    • March 31, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Horrible times indeed. Hope you’re well.


  2. March 31, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I made up my own story for the last verse. You should be ashamed of yourself!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 31, 2020 at 5:13 pm

      It was meant to be metaphorical but I realise it’s open to interpretation…

      Liked by 1 person

  3. March 31, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Fantastic last verse!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 31, 2020 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks 😊


  4. March 31, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Whatever’s in the glass, drink it James. It can’t be that bad…

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 31, 2020 at 10:28 pm

      Ah but then the glass would be empty…


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