Jay P Narain

Freshman - 557 Points (Jan.1945 / Bihar, India)

Hope - Poem by Jay P Narain

What is hope, ask a bee in cold winter days,
she hangs around the pruned rose bushes,
with the hope that someday the spring will come,
and the flowers will bloom again in the garden.

What is hope, ask the blue bird pair in early spring,
they work diligently to bring every twig and grass,
to build their nest in the corner nook of my house,
I see the hope in the eyes of this lovely pair,
They are dreaming of a happy home for their family.

What is hope, ask a lonesome soul,
When the uncertainties linger around in mind,
hope is the only refuge to calm our fears,
When the loneliness sends one in depression,
the hope of a companionship overshadows the despair.

What is hope, ask a human being,
our life is a sand castle of hope on a sandy beach,
with the lingering fear of drowning in occasional high tide,
our destiny, our future, and our own survival,
hangs around the magical hope, the hope that is the eternal inspiration.


Comments about Hope by Jay P Narain

  • (8/7/2008 8:57:00 PM)


    I adore this! I shared this poem with my English class a few years ago when we all had to bring in a poem by any author we chose. It inspired me to start writing more poems of my own, and now I was reading through some of mine and I saw that you had commented on one! The website is such an amazing resource, and it's astounding to see how over a year and a half ago I sat admiring one of your poems, with no idea that someday you'd give me feedback on one of mine! Thank you sharing this, and your thoughts! (Report) Reply

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  • (5/19/2006 1:57:00 PM)


    wow you really described what hope is. thts really good. keep it up, jay (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, May 5, 2006


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