“You should learn to be more positive,”
Professor Al urged the students in the lecture room.
“Focus on the positive things in life,
Like happiness, and baby chickens,
And maple syrup and swing music,
And I assure you
Good things will come,
Because positive attitude attracts positive things.
It’s the way the universe works.”

Al touched the lives of many students that day,
But that didn’t stop him from being fired
A mere month later.
Not for being an optimist,
But because he was a physicist,
And while most of the students left
His classrooms as better,
More spiritual human beings,
Than when they first came in,
Absolutely all of them failed the test
On Electromagnitism.