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Edwina Reizer

Rookie - 24 Points (12/22/1937 / LAKEWOOD, NJ)

Optimistic Fool


I long to see what I've not seen
and hear what I've not heard.
And the longing is a constant.
It keeps the heart of me stirred.

Maybe 'tis just a dream I have
that may not come to pass.
But to give up on this dream I think
is like a half-filled glass.

And I am an optimistic fool
that pictures the glass half full.
I won't allow myself to see it half empty
for to me that's pitiful.

Submitted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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