The Optimist’s Sonnet

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The Optimist’s Sonnet

I’m thankful for this flat tire
making me late for work.
At least I have a car and two jobs
so I can keep up my payments.

I’m thankful for this headache
reminding me I’m alive and for Advil
since I can’t take time off to see a doctor
even if I could afford the co-pay.

I’m trying to stay positive
since my girlfriend’s pregnant
but I’m afraid to ask for a raise
since they busted the union.

I’m thankful that this year was so damn bad,
there’s no way next year could get any worse.

 

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18 Responses to The Optimist’s Sonnet

  1. Filimages says:

    I wish you a better 2020 year than 2019 ! :)

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    The story of one too many lives, expressed from the soul.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. JeanMarie says:

    Still don’t like the title. :)

    Liked by 2 people

  4. mbrazfieldm says:

    All the health and fortitude to keep on keeping on in 2020 friend 😊💜

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Cassa Bassa says:

    Well penned, it represents a lot of the working poor.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. You’re awesome for your perspective ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  7. -Eugenia says:

    Well done! The darker side of many lives.

    Liked by 2 people

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