Friday, March 20, 2015

Optimist Prime--By Cristine A. Gruber--United States

Optimist Prime
The Ultimate Transformer

She stilled
the baby’s tears,
got the toddler to smile,
and the parents to laugh out loud.
I watched
enthralled as she transformed the room
with her positive view
on life, living,
and love.

Cristine A. Gruber writes from sunny, Southern California. She has had work featured in numerous magazines, including: North American Review, Writer’s Digest, California Quarterly, The Homestead Review, Red River Review, and The Write Place at the Write Time. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Lifeline, is available from More of Cristine’s work can be found and enjoyed at


  1. Some people just have that touch and I got to see it through your eyes.

  2. Hello, Christine, I love how your words encompass and embrace a charismatic and gracious personality! It takes a beautiful and free spirit to ignite a room and it is delightful to see! Sheri

  3. Christine, you could have described my dear mother, always an optimist. Thank you for sharing this lovely poem and your talent.

  4. Really enjoyed your piece Cristine, thanks for sharing!

  5. A wonderful observation and great write. much enjoyed. best wishes. Pete.

  6. Nice poem, Christine. Creative and witty. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  7. Thank you, everyone! So glad you enjoyed it. :)

    Cristine ~