pam handa


What Is A Heart Bereft Of Hope?


Hope brings me strength; hope brings me joy.
Hope uplifts my mind towards the sky.
Hope is that magic beyond all logic,
That makes me smile or run over a mile.

Imprisoned by sorrow when my heart does mourn,
Hope, my anchor, inspires me towards the dawn.
Then my winged feet carry me across grief's line,
Willingly I drown in the quicksand of past time.

Remorse withdrawn new courage is born,
Ignoring the cruel sundial of age I'm gone-
Far away where the glimmer of hope I can see,
Clearly transform sad feelings to comfort me.

When with heavy heart my thoughts I strum,
Oblivious to this noisy world I begin to hum……..
What is a heart bereft of new hopes?
- Simply an object that in darkness gropes.

If life had more hope than despair,
Could we our sorrow not repair?
And if it were the other way round
Would we not die without a sound?

Submitted: Sunday, December 09, 2012

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It was written in Accra, Ghana the day I was in a sad mood but trying to be optimistic

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