Samuel Rufus

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Hope In The Dark - Poem by Samuel Rufus

Searching for happiness
I landed at the feet
of a mad man
laughing away
his utopian dreams
in the streets

Searching for Pleasure
I stopped at the house
of a prostitute
her five children
in the ghetto

Searching for hope
i saw a blind man
striding boldly
with his walking stick
in the dark alley.

Searching for peace
i saw a withered cottage
- an old man with wife
Reclining in his arm chair
with a sense of achievement behind.

Comments about Hope In The Dark by Samuel Rufus

  • (4/21/2008 6:51:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem, shows the vanity of fleeting pleasures, which either makes us go mad chasing them or come to us out of someone else's pain; the power of inner strength and the peace a stable and happy home brings!
    Keep writing!
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  • Rajaram Ramachandran (3/4/2008 9:37:00 PM)

    Happiness, pleasure, hope and peace are found within our hearts and not elsewhere. Well done Prof. (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2006 11:26:00 AM)

    The mystery revealed
    when all hope
    seemed lost
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 4, 2006

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