David Wood

Rookie - 218 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Hope Springs Eternal

Mohammed al-Ajami wrote a poem
"We are all Tunisia, " Mr Ajami declared
"We are standing up against the repressive
Elite." He stated failing to mention Qatar,
His home country, but they sentenced
Him to life imprisonment anyway for his
Crime of writing a poem of hope.

A hope for a future. Hope to feel safe
And secure in the whole of the Middle East.
Hope for thousands of people despairing,
Shackled under the yolk of oppression
From totalitarian states quick to hand out
Long sentences for minor crimes. This is
A poem for all poets who speak out.

This is a poem for hope everywhere.
This is a poem for all those under the
Oppressive yolk of harsh regimes.
This is a poem of solidarity, standing
Shoulder to shoulder with poets branded
By the whips of oppression everywhere.
Hope springs eternal

Submitted: Monday, March 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Hope Springs Eternal by David Wood )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »


New Poems

  1. Sol, Steve Howard
  2. Deep in my Soul, Jennifer Colyne Hall
  3. Orange Has A Shadow, Saiom Shriver
  4. I'm Screaming Inside, Jennifer Colyne Hall
  5. Wisdom, Forgiveness & Love., Tom Zart
  6. Not Divisive But Divine, Saiom Shriver
  7. Heart-Song of Mattie Stepanek*, Tushar Ray
  8. Singing Rain, Saiom Shriver
  9. Sometimes, Aslam Marikar
  10. The Confession, Aslam Marikar
[Hata Bildir]