Denis Martindale

The Symbol For Hope... - Poem by Denis Martindale

Whatever the symbol for hope, it's there for all to know,
Yet more than words that help us cope, or one more step to go...
The symbol must of course be shared before it takes effect,
By pioneers that show they cared... through lives we can inspect...
So when each hero strikes a pose and fights against all odds
And even suffers many blows, let's still not call them gods...
But grant them credit when it's due... for each did what he could...
We're not all heroes, that's quite true... yet each can do some good...
A random act of kindness, friends... can make another's day...
And that, of course, on love depends, once hope has paved the way...

Strong heroes train to save the weak, their skills they must employ...
Yet children, too, such skills should seek, no matter, girl or boy...
Think Supergirl! Think Superman! Think Wonder Woman, too!
Each trained to do the best they can... They walked, they ran, they flew!
The miracle of hope still lives inside each human heart,
It cannot die, it gives and gives... and friends, that's just the start...
For hope inspires, just like prayers, when answered by the Lord
And fortune smiles on he who dares, once victory's assured...
Of all God's treasures here on Earth, hope proves the precious key...
Each time that we show what we're worth... yes, even you... and ME!

Denis Martindale July 2019.

Superman and Supergirl both wear the Kryptonian symbol for hope...
It looks like a letter S yet doesn't stand for super or sensational, just hope.

Topic(s) of this poem: faith, heroes, hope, kindness, symbolism, train

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 18, 2019

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