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(3/12/1968 / Manhattan, KS)

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all that hope can do

What expectation can I hold that I will
desire without fear of unfullfilment.

If life holds no desire
then it's no life at all.

If life's desires are
unfullfiled it is no life at all.

I have no life at all,
and yet I continue.

And this is all that hope can do.

Submitted: Friday, June 08, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 09, 2011


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  • x... x... (11/14/2007 1:06:00 AM)

    Yes and it is this very HOPE that often saves us from ourselves, giving us just that one missing bit of courage we may need to go on. Thoughtful poem, I can relate. marci.m.

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  • K Holoholo (11/5/2007 9:15:00 PM)

    I like this, it's thought provoking.

  • Kath Moore (11/5/2007 1:01:00 PM)

    2. No images, no sensory details, nothing to pull a reader in, just vague abstractions which convey nothing and are rather cliched.

    For a good link on this:

    http: //www.everypoet.org/pffa/showthread.php? s=&threadid=9935

  • Donna Robertson (8/3/2007 6:30:00 PM)

    This is beautiful, and hope is what keeps everyone going!

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