My father thought outside the box,
Pursuing varied ventures,
If he had had more business sense,
He could have gained such treasures!
My mother had no confidence -
Often worrying about opinion,
She did what others thought was best,
Even in her own dominion.
My uncle was an artist,
He lived a merry life,
He never had much money
And never took a wife.
My husband is a pessimist
And often wears a frown,
He always anticipates the worst
And sometimes gets me down.
My daughter is a realist
And strives hard to achieve,
I hope, one day, she'll reach her goals
And happiness conceive.
Me? - the eternal optimist-
I see the good in all,
I do not follow passing trends,
Poetry and nature hold my soul.