Ferocious Optimism

For today’s Weekly Scribblings, we are considering our foundations. I am also sharing this with FOWC: Nothing. Special thanks to Sarah for her beautiful and life-filled poem Walking at the Edge. Although the topic is much different, I read her poem earlier today and was inspired by the life in her poem, and I felt like her poem contained a “ferocious optimism,” hence the title and inspiration for this poem.


Yes:
Every breath means she
Is not drowned underneath
New, bad news arriving daily.

Yes:
Every step means she
Has not allowed depression
To render her inert, bedridden.

Yes:
Every trembling of the Earth she
Wonders if this is the “Big One;”
Somehow there’s still a foundation.

Yes:
Every morning means she
Breathes, steps, and wonders anew
That nothing has beaten her too blue.

11 thoughts on “Ferocious Optimism

  1. I love the Yes, the affirmation, that ties the verses of this poem together. If more lives had Yes at the foundation, then what a different world this would be.

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  2. She sounds old, used to the unpleasant things happening while the earth still goes around. My sister=in=law seemed that way until she died of the COVID-19. We need to be aware that some people are having a life like this, thank you, Vivian.
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