Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hope

Mother Earth
by Caitlin Taylor 2008



Hope is the belief
that light can dispel darkness,
love can overcome hate,
there are more good people
than evil in the world.
It is understanding
that social justice is
both possible and necessary,
(and long over-due),
that most people are kind,
and want to live in peace.
Hope is hands held out
to help each other
in times of crisis,
proving this is possible, also,
in ordinary times.

Hope is turning off the news,
the angry, divisive rhetoric,
the deranged killings,
and going out into the village
to smile at people, pat the dogs,
raise our eyes to the skies,
the mountains and the sea,
and giving thanks.

Hope is cherishing each golden day
in belief they will continue,
just in case they don't.

Mostly, hope wears the faces
of the children of tomorrow,
of the planet and all of its creatures,
who are asking for
their own time in the sun.


At Toads, Sanaa asked for some hope this morning. This is what popped out.


3 comments:

  1. Oh this is truly words of hope... we do not need disasters to give a helping hand I think

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  2. Hope is, indeed, people helping each other for no reason other than what's we are supposed to do. And your last stanza. Yes, hope is that...

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  3. Oh I love this especially; "Hope is hands held out to help each other in times of crisis, proving this is possible, also, in ordinary times." Beautifully penned.

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