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HOPE....SOME PEOPLE LACK IT......ALL PEOPLE IN SEARCH OF IT..... I HOPE.......OTHERS CLAIM TO HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY........IN THEIR WINE GLASSES.....HALF WAY FULL.....AND FOR THE ALCOHOLIC......THE MUG....IS ALWAYS TO EMPTY......AND NEVER........OVERFLOWS......AND LIVES IN COLD ALUMINUM CANS.....AT THE LOCAL SUPER MARKET....OR GROCERY STORE......HOPE.....SOME CLAIM THE SECRET.....LIES....IN A PACK OF CANCER.... STICKS...CALLED SMOKES......OTHERS...FIND IT IN BARS.....STRIP JOINTS...IN FORM.....OF BARE BREASTS...PINK NIPPLES.....AND NAKED FLESH.......OTHERS....ALSO CLAIM THE SAME...IN CHURCHES.....WITH SERMONS......PSALMS.....IN PRAISE.....CRUCIFIX......OR WITH BREAD.......AND IN HOSPITALS.......WITH MEDS...........WHEN THE GUY MEETS YOU IN THE BATHROOM OR THE ALLEY.....AND YOUR MONEY TAKES....IN....TRADE FOR...SOME.... HOPE.....THEY ALSO CALL IT DRUGS.....SHIT....OR DOPE.....THE COPS THEN TAKE THEM BOTH AWAY WHEN YOU GET BUSTED...ARRESTED.....CONVICTED WITH OUT A JURY IN COURT........THEN YOU WILL EITHER CHOOSE TO FIND IT IN JAIL......BY FORCE.....OR MAYBE YOU WONT.......HAVE YOU LOST IT.... BY FREE..... WILL AND CHOICE......OR YOUR OWN.....DUMB MISTAKES......BECAUSE ON THE PHONE....YOU SAID ITS NAME......OR THE OTHERS..FUCKED UP AND MADE WAY TO MUCH NOISE.....HOPE......ITS NO WHERE TO BE SEEN LATELY AND EVERY WHERE ON THE STREETS TO BE PICKED.....UP....WE AVOID...OR ARE WE JUST DEVOID
.......BUT BECAUSE OF SOME FEW CARING PEOPLE...AND A FEW GOOD FOLKS........DONATING......GROCERIES...TURKEYS OR TOYS......THIS NOVEMBERS THANKS GIVING....AND CHRISTMAS BROUGHT THOSE WHO COULD..... NOT.....SOME MUCH NEEDED SMILES..AND JOY....FOR ALL THEIR... EMPTY BELLIES AND THE LITTLE CHILDREN THEIR TOYS.....IN TRADE FOR A FEW SMILES AND EARLY LAUGHTERS BEFORE...........THE EVENING NEWS......AND LESTER HOLT.....SAID......AND.......AGAIN COVID 19......THEN THE SHOOTINGS...OUR HOPE...... IT DESTROYS......HOPE IN CONTRARY...... I FIND IT IN DROVES.....AT MY LOCAL COUNTY HOMELESS....SHELTER......THE POUND.........OR IN LINE.....FOR SOME FOOD.......AT THE SALVATION ARMY........THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.......ST PATRICKS......GIVING AWAY BOXES TO FEED THE HUNGRY....THE YOUNG...IN THE MIDDLE....AND ESPECIALLY THE OLD...AND THE POOR......HOPE......I SAY ITS MUCH NEEDED.......ON A POSTER......THAT SAYS WANTED.....I OFFER A MILLION IN BOUNTY... FOR WHO EVER.....COULD FIND IT.....AND BRING IT......IF I COULD AFFORD IT........HOPE.....I ASK YOU DONT LOSE IT.....IF YOU HAVE ENOUGH THAT YOU SHARE....IT.....THAT YOU DONT DENY IT OR.....WASTE..IT...ALLOW IT......AND BLESS IT......KISS IT...AND MISS IT......WANT IT AND NEED IT.....EAT IT.....FEED IT......LOVE IT....AND GIVE IT.......HOPE.......DONT DROP IT.....OR..LOSE....IT...MISPLACE.....IT......ABUSE IT...OR SPEND IT.......OR MISUSE IT........UNWISELY OR UNFAIRLY........... AND IF YOU DO.......ASK FOR IT BACK....IN FORM OF FORGIVNESS....CARING....MERCY.....AND LOVE......AND DONT GIVE IT UP......SEARCH FOR IT....RELENTLESSLY......AND REGAIN IT AND AQUIRE IT.....HOPE.....SOME OF US NEED....IT..OTHERS HAVE...IT..... SOME.....LOST IT AND I HOPE WE ARE ALL IN SEARCH OF IT....AND FIND IT.......HOPE.......

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KILL THE HATE FIND THE LOVE..THE CARING.....SHOW MERCY....KEEP THE FAITH....AND LIVE BY HOPE...
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