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I Will Put Optimism Before Pessimism

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    Back On That Horse Again.

    I had a few days and nights of stress lately. Work was difficult. Not much sleep as I stay day and night with an elderly lady and always have one ear open for any needs that she might have in the night. Her family causes stress too and I finally took a stand and said that I...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Said Hanrahan

    Here is a classic Australian bush poem that you might like to reflect upon..."We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan, In accents most forlorn, Outside the church, ere Mass began, One frosty Sunday morn. The congregation stood about, Coat-collars to the ears, And talked of...
    valiant62 valiant62 36-40, M Jan 1, 2013

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