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Below is the poem of the day entitled Wishful Thinking which was written by poet Brenda Chiri.


Wishful Thinking

If one can see beauty everywhere
If one can find light in their despair

If one can find strength when one is weak
If at one's lowest still find a peak

If one with many losses can still see a gain
If one feels a love through all of their pain

If one can find calm in a life of distress
If one can see splendor in all their mess

If one can find happiness in their grief
If one can fill the void simply with a belief

If one can slow down in a life of rush
If one can find in chaos a certain hush

If one can find mobility within restrain
If one can find sanity in what is insane

If one can be humble and take a seat
If one can be kind to all that they meet

If one can find life when not wanting to live
If one can be giving with nothing to give

If one can after a slap still reach out
If one can still whisper when all others shout

If one can still trust after all have lied
If one can keep trying after they tried


If one can find a softness after all disregard
If one can find promise in all that's hard

If one can see hope when all hope is gone
If one can see themselves in their kids to live on

If one can be modest even at their best
If one can be willing to retake life's test

In darkness see the moon's glow is from the sun......
No wait; is this wishful thinking, am I the only one?

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Date: 6/18/2018 3:34:00 PM
Back to say congrats for POTW, Brenda! Amazing how we can find inspiration through the works of others!
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Date: 6/18/2018 1:04:00 PM
Such a brilliant poem this, truly a masterpiece and a fav for me, no you are not the only one, always remember God don t test anyone more than they can bear and when the stars don t shine, you know that it isn t dark enough, help will come, from somewhere when you ll least expect it to be and your whole life will change, I have so many things to say about this poem but it restrict me to 500 characters so I ll end, a brilliant poem and many congrats on it being chosen as POTW
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/18/2018 2:14:00 PM
Faraz ah thank you and im so glad you enjoyed it! Yes i can see where we are given only what we can take but in the same instance are we not tested to see our limits? Just a thought ! But i do thank you for your very kind fav and for stopping by! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/18/2018 8:49:00 AM
Some drama below I see. I won't add wood to the fire. It's the new kinder, gentler tommyboy, after all. The spirit of this poem is admirable if nothing else
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/18/2018 9:18:00 AM
Thank you Tommy very much! I do appreciate your warm comment! Brenda
Date: 6/18/2018 6:07:00 AM
Wonderful piece of work and a well deserved POTW, congratulations.
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Date: 6/18/2018 6:15:00 AM
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it!
Date: 6/17/2018 9:40:00 PM
Just wow, congratulations
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/17/2018 9:44:00 PM
Thanks Tim ! I do appreciate you stopping by to congratulate me! SMILE! Brenda
Date: 6/17/2018 8:08:00 PM
Returning with an enthusiastic congratulations, my crazy totem twinster, for your wonderful and well deserved POTW honors with your exquisite poem. Another accolade for the mansion wall.. lol! Love and hugs my mad insane twin, your sane, but trying to keep up with the crazy times, twin sis! Lol! :))))
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Date: 6/17/2018 8:35:00 PM
Lmao ah my sane half! I was a lady was I not? And well ya know I appreciate your coming back to congratulate me my sane twinster! How I enjoy out back and forth we share my sister! Life is still as insane as always as you can see! SMH where does all the negativity come from is all I'm wondering? Hummm one may never know but hey some are crazier then others but thank God I'm a sane insane! Lol! Thank you my super power having sane twin! Love ya girl!;)
Date: 6/17/2018 7:43:00 PM
Way to go, congrats on POTW. Well deserved choice.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/17/2018 8:28:00 PM
Thank you so much Rick ! That's so sweet of you! And it is appreciated so much as I'm told I'm not a poet lol! Go figure! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/17/2018 5:59:00 PM
I just saw you got POTD on this fine write, so came back to say congrats!!!
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Date: 6/17/2018 1:35:00 PM
Wow, Brenda -- very well done you!! This beautiful poem is much deserving of the "POTW" award - many congratulations!! :) Your poetry, in my humble opinion, is getting stronger and stronger every time you write...you have a rich reservoir of undoubted talent waiting to be further tapped. My warmest affections. :) john An extra big hug for your sterling effort!
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/18/2018 1:31:00 AM
Ah my always a breath of fresh air! My knight in shining armor you have turned out to be! My dear John what a wonderful thing to say to me! Keep that sweet talk up and well my dear sir lets save it for our next collab shall we love? You have a way of bringing the best out in me!;) Love always Brenda
Date: 6/17/2018 10:00:00 AM
I want to join the "wishful thinkers!" Congratulations!
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Date: 6/17/2018 10:11:00 AM
Sunlite your more than welcome to join...just have to be as the poem describes lol ! Really quite simply just be able to see the good no matter how low you feel! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/17/2018 6:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved POTW Brenda with your excellent couplets, beautifully written enjoyed. :))
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/17/2018 8:49:00 AM
Roy thank you I appreciate your words so very much! Smile! Brenda
Date: 6/17/2018 5:35:00 AM
And... POTW! Congratuations dear! xomo :))
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Date: 6/17/2018 8:49:00 AM
Mo thank you so much! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 8:39:00 PM
Not bad for a woman!! LOL kidding, I loved this, you just keep getting better and better!
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Date: 6/11/2018 8:55:00 PM
Lol for a woman haha! You are so silly Art! Lmao! And Thank you my friend! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 8:35:00 PM
Hello Brenda, this poem is lovely. Yes this is for everyone ,i so agree. have anice ev ening my friend.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/11/2018 8:54:00 PM
Thank you Darlene so much Smile Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 2:57:00 PM
Fortunately, my dearest friend, Brenda you are not the only one/ It is the same way all of us feel when the work of our Lord is done!
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Date: 6/11/2018 3:15:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios your words are always welcomed! Your friend Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 2:14:00 PM
You are not the only one, Brenda. Excellent write with many a words of wisdom. T.J
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Date: 6/11/2018 3:16:00 PM
Ah TJ so sweet of you thank you ! It is nice to know I am not alone! Smile Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 12:29:00 PM
Brilliant write, you really found a way to make a point!! I like this one
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Date: 6/11/2018 12:39:00 PM
Lol thanks Nick! Means a lot coming from you mate haha! Your friend from across the pond Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 11:14:00 AM
Superbly done my friend...I think even better than Rudyard Kipling's poem...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 6/11/2018 11:23:00 AM
Lol WW me thinks not! Haha isnt that how it was said back then lol! But I do thank you for that wonderful compliment my friend!;) Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/11/2018 6:33:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your poem Brenda. It does inspire uplifting thoughts! The message in your poem makes one think and ponder--well crafted and delivered.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/11/2018 7:23:00 AM
Ah Vijay so nice to see you once again! I have so missed your kind words! I am overjoyed you have found your back to my little of the soup my dear friend! I am so sorry I have not been by yours and I hope to remedy that since I have been back! Thank you and your comments are well received! Plus so very appreciated! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/10/2018 11:52:00 PM
You seem to really know how to make your audience connect with your writing. An admirable quality. I enjoyed your poem and people’s responses. Bravo!
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/11/2018 12:17:00 AM
Thanks Rick so very much! All I can do is try ! It makes it so interesting plus I get to learn new things too! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/10/2018 6:50:00 PM
WOW, that was really great. I enjoyed how you did it in list form. There were many truths profoundly expressed here, Brenda. You GO, girl.
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 6/10/2018 11:15:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea and I just wrote it lol you know me if I feel it I write it and what shape form or such it turns out to be it will be lol! Thanks so much !;) Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/10/2018 6:48:00 PM
Brenda, I am fine with my placement. I gotta read the first and second placed ones now!! CAn you tell me who was inspired by mine? I don't even know! Let me read your poem now.
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Date: 6/10/2018 11:13:00 PM
Hey Andrea I believe it was humm think everyone maybe but I'm not quite sure I remember they placed I believe 9 in the contest but it's written at the bottom of their poem lol just go thru the list of winners and they are towards the bottom of the list! I can't remember if I even told them but t I did put in my new contest that people are not to do that ! Thanks for entering it Andrea! Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/10/2018 1:53:00 PM
WOW! Bren, this is totally amazing, spiritual and so uplifting! A superb tribute. Pearls of thoughtful and meaningful wisdom. Such beauty does glow in your exquisite poem, my wonderfully crazy totem twinster. Another poetic piece of art to hang above the mantle!Oh how I love this line; 'If one can find sanity in what is insane' I gotta say this wondrous line reminds me of the east and west wings.. haha! But seriously, crazy cougar, a magnificent poem and a big fav! Warmest wishes and lots of love, the sane one :)
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Date: 6/10/2018 11:20:00 PM
Lol yes my sane twin I did think that was the best line in it lol because made me think of my sane half lmao! See what happens when when I'm left all alone my dear sister ? Wow I almost get sane and grow up! Wow that was a close call I must say! Too close ! Interventions and crazy sane stuff not for me lmao! But so glad you made it my sane one! Lol Your quite insane and loving it I must get add! Brenda;)
Date: 6/10/2018 12:38:00 PM
This is wonderful Brenda! You did a great new rendition of a classic from your perspective. Great great poem.
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Date: 6/10/2018 1:22:00 PM
Lol yea I hope he wouldn't have been offended by my simpleness lol! But alas what can he do not much now ! But I do not mean to tease about the man he did write a classic lol thank you James as always your stamp of approval is always welcome and needed!;) Hugs Brenda
Date: 6/10/2018 10:33:00 AM
Sweet to the ears, sharp to the intellect and lovely for the heart ... in shape and diction, so smart ... Enjoyed your art ...
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Date: 6/10/2018 11:38:00 AM
Probir oh how do love your comments my friend! It has been too long but I plan on being over to your piece of the soup again and again for i do miss your lovely words so much!;) Hugs my friend Brenda
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