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Optimism and Irony

The bible and my parent taught me to be optimistic,
sometimes situations are tough and make me pessimistic,

When broke,I say to people 'I have plenty of money',
Even though I borrow,my tongue is coated with honey,

When sickness holds me down and weakness moves along,
I say to myself and friends 'I am healed,hearty and strong'

which backfired once as I fell unconscious and was rushed to the clinic,
the doctor said "no serious problem" so as to avoid panic,

Sometimes when in the mood I speak in irony,
Though it seems confusing but its not funny,

When impressed by her,"I hate you very much"I say,
which makes her to fidget and smile all day,

She is so rigid and crafty like an iron queen,
when actually she`s cool,gentle,naive but not mean,

I pronounced to the world,how I hated John for his malevolent,
when he helped me out by being benevolent,

When I say 'crabbed' ,what I really mean is' fine and good',
And when I say 'I have belly pain',It means I need food.

Contest:"When I say...what I really mean is ....." sponsored by Nancy Jones.

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  1. Date: 7/26/2012 5:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Nancy's contest Olusegun. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 10:46:00 AM
    Olusegun congrats on your win, excellent..David

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Congratulations. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts here. I am the opposite, When I say I feel pain, I really mean it, and I never say I have lots of money because I simply never do! haha!!

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 4:31:00 PM
    Oh yeah, sometime I get hungry, too! Really like this po, olesegun, thanks for supporting my 'test! Namaste ~N

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 1:59:00 PM
    I really like this! Well done! :) Thank you for your kind comments also! Tanya

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 12:15:00 PM
    It was such a pleasure to read your poetry today Olusegun. I hope to be able in the next few weeks to find the time and energy to read and comment. May you walk through the garden of inspiration and continue to write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 4:28:00 PM wonderful sets of couplets... you pulled this one off wonderful.... pd

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 3:53:00 PM
    We are so backwards at times, huh?...learned so much about you in this clever write, Olusegun...overall, I would say u are still one encouraging optimistic kind of guy! Best 2 u and to a great entry! gwendolen

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    Date: 7/10/2012 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks!Gwen,for your encouragement.You are forever appreciated.XOX..