Joseph Anderson

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The Spark Of Hope - Poem by Joseph Anderson

Why is it that we never find
The joy of living, peace of mind,
Until we taste life's sorrow?

Why is it, though however dark
There still remains a tiny spark,
That promises a brighter day, tomorrow?

This spark of hope is faith in man,
Is faith in the eternal plan;
Without it we would falter.

Hold fast your spark and hold it true,
It will become a torch for you;
A torch that lights the way to Heaven's altar.


Comments about The Spark Of Hope by Joseph Anderson

  • (8/9/2013 11:07:00 AM)


    Wonderful, inspiring poem. I think this may be the core message in one of my favorite readings, the book of Ecclesiasties. Great poem Joe, from a great heart and mind! (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (5/5/2013 11:08:00 AM)


    Hold fast your spark and hold it true,
    It will become a torch for you;
    A torch that lights the way to Heaven's altar.
    Beautiful lines! ! Let the torch of Faith light up your paths, so that you shall never stumble and fall! Let it be so in the life of all of us! A Beautiful poem, simple in structure and explicit and profound in content! !
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  • (4/25/2013 7:29:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem Joseph and greatly inspiring. I've read it several times, and each time it's more appealing, and absolutely enhances my faith. Thank you very much for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (4/20/2013 3:17:00 PM)


    A wonderful poem. I lost my faith just before my wife died and I always regret not going to church with her as we used to. In her death I found my faith again.10 out of10 for this lovely poem. Thanks Jo. (Report) Reply

  • Ruby Honeytip (11/22/2012 7:24:00 AM)


    Beautifully crafted Sir: -) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 19, 2010



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