A bouquet of flowers picked along the way ….

Hope is Dead! Long live Hope! May 6, 2009

Filed under: Inspiration,life,philosophy,poetry — gurdas @ :

Full were my pockets and my heart
For Hope dwelled in both these parts
She played around with me all day
And in the night, beside my bed she lay

She held my hands in troubled dreams
And caressed my forehead to settle me
Her peaceful eyes had me smile
And utter ever so often “I can walk for another mile!”

She walked ahead and I followed her
Blind to the misery all about me
But even when I did look around
I saw that Hope is abound

In the worker’s sweat
In the bookie’s bet
In the mother’s eye
And the lawyer’s lie

She is most impartial and answers
To the small, big, one and all
But there is such a thing as limit
And people just forgot about it

The greed and violence of the crowds
Hit Hope a little too loud
She fell unconscious and her breath came slow
Her slender body could not take the blow

With Ms. Hope falling sick, Doctor Courage was called
A big sturdy man he is, almost like a wall
He checked her pulse and peeked in her eye
“She is dead!” he exclaimed, and gave a sigh

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I wrote this poem almost a year and a half ago and then forgot to publish it. And while it gives the impression of being tragic, I had penned it to humour the callousness displayed by people.


5 Responses to “Hope is Dead! Long live Hope!”

  1. Mr. Together Says:

    Wonderful poem

  2. lori78 Says:

    Wow. This is what I missed most when you’ve stopped writing for awhile.

  3. gurdas Says:

    Mr. Together: Thanks!

    Lori: Thanks! I will try and be consistent, but sometimes I have nothing new to say and I am not the kind who can write for the sake of writing.

  4. jyo Says:

    really well written piece !
    good luck for future poetries!

  5. gurdas Says:

    Jyo, thanks for stopping by and the words of appreciation!

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