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Amended 11th 3rd 2012

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OH! change change; then.? change again!

it has been like this since i don't know when!

one minute all is going well, then chug splat chug

theres a problem spell, know its never even going;

(smooth) but win & win, or lose lose lose, yet i'll persevere

and change my tack, so.. once more in rhythm and back on track."

then the kalidoscope constricts in the frame, lo.. and behold, I've

missed again, when...hold..on one minute! i've just been told..! that

opportunity could be spotted..away out west..! not waiting for the

wrong footing moment to get my best, i am off regardless in my

underpants and vest, i am going hard like i was running for gold."

Then when i round that corner..! it was like i had been told.. a large

Feline spotted black on gold ! and at i would say about 7ft long oh.. i do

Hope  (my opportunity) doesn't come on.. too strong...!.

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  1. Date: 5/20/2012 8:42:00 PM
    A fast and furious piece, Joe, lke a "feline spotted black on gold"!!You are undaunted and deliberate, true traits of the "Optomist".:) Who's going to give a hoot about your vest and drawers (I can't stop smiling:), they will be looking at your flashing eyes, and listening to your positive input! So wishing you the best!!! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 12:56:00 AM
    I went back in your older poems to post my note to you and incredibly I landed on this one I actually had not seen before. GREAT poem on an optimist. I like how it kept changing and the guy stayed optimistic!

  1. Date: 3/11/2012 12:55:00 AM
    joe,thanks for getting the message of my poem on "such a good friend" I think a few people did not read it by the comments I got!!

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 9:50:00 AM
    Change is the one certainty of life. Over here, we got change in 2008 lie a tsunami hit our treasury. I'm hoping for a change like 1776 to get back to the values we once had.

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 8:43:00 PM
    If at first we dodn't succeed, try again! I'm sure this is what I read here. Love the kaleidescope that can change the vision.

  1. Date: 8/12/2011 5:33:00 PM
    wonderfully amazing words Joe and being a positive person I can relate to this optimist luv.. negativity bores me so I like to look at the bright side of life..and luv.. your poetry is always so specific.. would luv your opinion on the political scene these days luv.. ouch..

  1. Date: 12/19/2010 5:10:00 AM
    Hi Joe, ahh the many obstacles in life... I always feel like I'm running in my "underpants and vest"; never enough time to be at my best! It is all about our attitude when life comes at us fast and hard. You did an amazing job describing an optimist. Thank you for your comments on my write; they were about my mother... Lay

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 7:08:00 PM
    yessiree ! I know where yur coming from Joe! And all that twisting and turning can happen in miniature even in the course of a day ! "Chug splat chug to-then it's off in your underpants and vest! haha funny

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 10:10:00 PM
    this is different Joe, enjoyed reading this poem. Harry

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 5:01:00 AM
    I am reading some very amazing and diverse poetry this morning. I am glad yours was among the poetry I was able to read today. Thank you for sharing your writing with us Joe. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 8:28:00 PM
    wonderful words Joe.. a great insight into the eternal optimist with a twist with changes galore Life presents to us and how we handle them.. good one my friend.. enjoyed with luv..