With a gasp the clock runs down
on a calendar full of all the woes,
our expressions a permanent frown –
despair the only elegant pose.
Here’s a claim to leave you agog:
better times are hiding in the fog.
A sunburst of belief is the way
to tackle the next 365 days.
Let us be each others’ spark,
a collective positive dalliance
embracing militant happiness.
Make hope your fire, your kickstarter.
Sign up to The Optimists’ Charter.