Reviews for Optimism
luv me like no other chapter 1 . 9/12/2007
Aw.. this was nice of you to dedicate such a pretty poem to your friend. it cheers one up!
heart shaped lies chapter 1 . 2/3/2007
love it, especially the lines:

Fire might cause great destruction

But only to make way for life

this is definitely something Ican relate to!
hoowdoideletethisaccount chapter 1 . 3/14/2006
Mm, how absolutely true! Man, it's nice to see someone write some happy poetry! I'm a huge fan of the ideals of hope. :)
N. Steven chapter 1 . 11/29/2005
part of me wants to ask if i can cut, copy and paste this and show this to a friend of mine who is HORRIBLY pessimistic...but then i realized that it'd mean more if it came from me. which is why i hate you for writing it first. i'm just kidding...beautful job, as always...MORE!
Nightmare Alley chapter 1 . 11/27/2005

I realized recently that I was probably depressed (being completely miserable most of the time was a big enough clue, I think), so I've been working at being a little happier.

This poem has just lifted my mood a whole lot, and I'm favoriting it to read on a particularly bad day.
KalliopesMuse chapter 1 . 11/12/2005
Hello! I thought you deserved at least one more review. I really like this poem and it's going on my favorites list. The flow of it is very good and it's very uplifting when a lot of other [angst] poetry seems to bring you down to a depressing state. The imagery is also very effective. It was very nice of you to write this for your friend and it should be shared with all the pessimistic friends/people everywhere. Keep up the good work and happy writing! - Sarika
Yuval chapter 1 . 11/12/2005
Nice sort of clean poem that at first sounds simple, but really isn't. Like the person below me said, you don't overload it with overly flowery lyricism - it's a verse, not a hedge - but you communicate the ideas very effectively. It's deep, and even without the floweriness, it's very very pretty.

*runs off*
Goddess Aurora chapter 1 . 11/5/2005
I like this poem very much. It's very meaningful. How nice of you to write this for your friend. Every pessimistic person should read this, and their day will lighten up.
ice flyer chapter 1 . 10/14/2005
i LOVE this poem. it's not too flowery, but the vocabulary is precise and perfect. i also love the message and the rhyming, and wow. real poetic skill in this one, great job!
Pure Autumn chapter 1 . 9/24/2005
Nice imagery - im pessimistic too so i can sort of relate to that
Akuya-san chapter 1 . 9/11/2005
Oh wow. This is so cool! Write more!
Barbados chapter 1 . 8/22/2005
I've been meaning to read some of your things for a while now after seeing mention of you in a certain gun wielding dancer's profile (as well as receiving the link to your Writing With Diversity from a certain Lord of the Demonic Planes who fancies the word Harr.)I have to say, it blew me away. You know what I mean when I say there's a lot of poetry out there that isn't, well.. poetic. That's certainly not the case here. This is brilliant. The only suggestion I could possibly make could perhaps be just opinion, but: remove the contraction from line 4 of the first stanza, and from line 3 of the second stanza. To me, the having the extra sylable in each line helps the flow, but maybe it's just how I'm reading it.
Pheobe Meryll chapter 1 . 8/14/2005
I didn't think I'd like this "pome" by the title...I hate the categories optomist & pessimist. I'm not either one - I say that the glass has water in it and the water reaches the middle. But it's a beautiful poem and far deeper than the terms of optomist & pessimist. You have a really nice rhyme scheme and rythm...and I liked the line "dark shadows aren't always evil/when they're formed by the light of the day." Never really thought about that. Sorry I can't offer any criticism - I loved it!
E1pnvn chapter 1 . 8/5/2005
I'm really not a poet. Although I pride myself on my limricks, I'm really bad at anything serious and, in all other respects, poetic. So, in short, I usually think that all legible poems are good. But, even I could tell that this poem was EXCELLENT. It was even better than your last one! It was written extremely well and sent a feel-good message and, most importantly, I understood it perfectly. I feel so giddy!

But, how am I supposed to give constructive criticisim? Um... er... uh... it was too perfect. There, that's my criticism. Sorry, but I just can't find anything that needs improvement (not for a lack of trying, trust me). So there. Wonderful job yet again!

Clodhopper chapter 1 . 8/5/2005
this was so good! oh, i love reading poems that aren't all angst. tho angst certainally has its nice points, i love to read things like this. im afraid im not much of a poet - i just enjoy reading poems - so i cannot give you very much CC. good job!

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