Optimism and pessimism
Written by Abel Johnson Thundil
Thinks he can swim,
And jumps into the water.
Knows he can swim,
But wears a floating donut.
The pessimist's greatest strength
Is also his greatest weakness.
He has the strength of knowledge;
Knowledge that something bad can happen.
Because it's easy
For something bad to happen.
The optimist says the chance is same
For things to be right or wrong.
He is right.
But it is like keeping a matchbox
On the rim of a boat,
And waiting for it to fall.
There is equal chance
To fall in
Or fall out.
But falling in, it is saved.
And falling out, it is useless.