Jessica Millsaps

Hope Is Not Lost

When the desperation hit
When the people cried in the streets
When everything felt at loss
Hope stayed, even though fleaing would be easier

When the eyes were full of tears.
When kids and families were torn apart
By that last desperate grasp
Hope tried

When all else gave up
When all else backed off
When people lost all they had
Hope flew

When they cried
When the world was shocked with desperation and dispair
When nothing seemed good
Hope worked

When those four planes crashed
When the buildings fell
When the lives were lost
Hope was there

Hope was only a tiny glimmer
Hope was still there
She ran to those who needed her
She worked to help

When all else failed
Hope didn't
She flew through us all
Letting us know, we still had her
We just needed to look hard enough

Hope was there
Hope remembers

Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 17, 2005
Poem Edited: Saturday, September 17, 2005

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  • Anna S. (9/16/2020 6:29:00 AM)

    Is this poem public domain? I'm looking for text to write a song with and this would be perfect.

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  • Keith (4/28/2020 8:02:00 PM)

    Great poem hope it gets the recognition it deserves

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/2/2019 1:19:00 AM)

    Hope was only a tiny glimmer
    Hope was still there
    She ran to those who needed her
    She worked to help

    great write
    great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Eva Anna Joseph (10/7/2018 6:02:00 AM)

    Good poem! I'm doing this poem for my poem recitation.

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  • Iris Green (8/11/2018 2:11:00 PM)

    Hope stays for the ones that need it most. Or at least the hopeless see hope more. I think your poem shows that.

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  • Gurleen Kaur NarangGurleen Kaur Narang (7/29/2017 2:16:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem that really ignites the hope!

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  • Charlotte Annone (4/7/2008 4:48:00 PM)

    Yo! You gots talent! I loved it.....It really makes you think, doesn't it? You should show this to others (if you haven't already) Good Luck on the other poems!

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  • Jessica Gallant (9/30/2007 1:45:00 PM)

    That was awsome! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! congratz jess.

    Jess Gall

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  • Dave Smtih (11/15/2005 11:41:00 AM)

    it's a really really cool poem it makes you think what if i really enjoyed it thankxz a ton

    yours truely
    D.S

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