A Young Pessimist

A Young Pessimist

A Poem by Sacha Davison
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The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little. - Mark Twain

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I've too much knowledge,
A dismal truth.
Too fast I've sprouted,
A waste of youth.
Much pain I've given,
A skill misused.
Knowledge is evil,
A living proof.

© 2013 Sacha Davison


Author's Note

Sacha Davison
Originally I planned for this to be much longer, but I think it sits well at this length. Mark Twain is one of the most important writers of all time, in my opinion. His take on things such as pessimism and perception have always had great meaning to me, personally. Let me know what you think! Thanks for reading.

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I like it. In Cowboy in the Jungle by Jimmy Buffett the lead character (Tully Mars) calls his horse Mr. Twain. I know what old Sam Clemens would say to that, (So long as he never calls him that as he's walking away...) HA! I'm not a pessimist and I'm well past 48...I don't believe Sam Clemens was one either, though all the money he squandered on failed business ventures would make you wonder why not. He was a brilliant writer. I have several volumes of Mark Twain on my library shelf, Roughing It and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be exact. But he didn't have much of a head or instinct for business. He should have taken his own advice and stuck to what he knew. I don't believe knowledge is evil. I believe it can be used for evil or for great good. I do believe as Solomon said, "with much knowledge is much grief." I enjoyed reading my friend, keep up the good work!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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A splendid read and write...Thank you for penning...:)................

Posted 6 Years Ago


I like it. In Cowboy in the Jungle by Jimmy Buffett the lead character (Tully Mars) calls his horse Mr. Twain. I know what old Sam Clemens would say to that, (So long as he never calls him that as he's walking away...) HA! I'm not a pessimist and I'm well past 48...I don't believe Sam Clemens was one either, though all the money he squandered on failed business ventures would make you wonder why not. He was a brilliant writer. I have several volumes of Mark Twain on my library shelf, Roughing It and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be exact. But he didn't have much of a head or instinct for business. He should have taken his own advice and stuck to what he knew. I don't believe knowledge is evil. I believe it can be used for evil or for great good. I do believe as Solomon said, "with much knowledge is much grief." I enjoyed reading my friend, keep up the good work!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Sacha Davison
Sacha Davison

NEW BRUNSWICK, Canada



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A collection of content, largely unedited, that I have created over the years. Most pieces currently posted are from my teenage years, but I will be posting more examples of my work, in the near futur.. more..

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