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September 23rd, 2008, 4:08 PM
Hey guess what, sometimes the title is longer than the poem itself (but it usually means something "important"). kekekee.

- Monologue of the Acknowledging Believer -

I believe in
Wishful thinking
Not optimism
Not an underground cult
Just something to believe in
Bad things happen anyway
But I believe
In wishful thinking
Not optimism
Not a cult
Just something to believe in

Glitter Stain
September 23rd, 2008, 6:39 PM
A cult and optimism aren't even comparable. Optimism is a philosophy. A cult is a scheme.

Otherwise, nice poem. I don't know where you're going with repeating in "I believe in wishful thinking" and then saying "Not optimism". That's what optimism is.

September 24th, 2008, 1:29 AM
Why compare cult and optimism in the first place? The great thing about poetry, you can find similarities between almost anything.

That's not what optimism is. Optimism is about viewing the world as a positive place and that everything works out for the best. As for Wishful Thinking.. (straight from Wiki)

Wishful thinking is the formation of beliefs and making decisions according to what might be pleasing to imagine instead of by appealing to evidence or rationality.

The repeat was just meant to emphasize "But I believe", which is done slightly different the 2nd time. It doesn't matter what you believe in (like in the 1st line), as long you inherently believe.