I have been busy with a lot of things and I haven’t had time to focus enough to write my blog. Maybe my mind has been busier than my hands. A friend who I look up to has been diagnosed with a life threatening condition. She is a committed believer and such an example to me especially now. As always she is positive and lives every day to the full.
I have been thinking about how people react to bad news. How should I handle situatsions that are beyond my control? The answer I get is one little word – hope. Instead of trying to explain it I wrote this poem.
To live in hope is to be free
From the bondages the world creates for us
So that we can see
Beyond everything life expects
Hope is the heart that beats
When everyone has given up on us
Hope is the smile that greets
Even when sadness and grief overwhelms
To have hope is to stand up and face
The day that brings us evil
Without thinking of the place
We have been – just looking forward
Hope is the tiny flickering flame
That was planted in the heart
On the day when we became
The plan God made for us
To see hope is the biggest gift
That we can ever receive
For it gives our spirits a lift
And strengthens out faith
Hope never dies
Not even when our bodies do
Hope never lies
Not even when our minds do
Camille sleeping on the couch – I think we all ought to take time out and just chill.
2 thoughts on “Hope”
Thank you for a beautiful poem. It lifts the spirit xxx
Can I send you a picture of one of our dogs at our animal sanctuary, her name is Hope.
Thank you so much! Yes of course. I would love to see a picture of Hope. Can you send it on the comments or do you need an email address?