Light of Hope


  • Emotional
    • Meldarth

    Light of Hope

    one day,
    just like any other,
    the mind wanders,

    together the tears flow,
    each bearing their own pain,
    like a cross,

    no distance too far,
    but the shoreline,
    keeps getting smaller,

    this simple life raft I hang onto,
    sprung a leak,
    fading slowly into the big deep blue sea,

    would be easy to stay,
    let the darkness swallow,
    smile slowly spreads,

    my arms move,
    with a mind of their own,
    towards the surface they pull,

    slowly at first,
    dragging with no will,
    finding a strength from unknown,

    coming out of a dream,
    patching my raft,
    making a sail,

    setting sail,
    to the first two stars on the right,
    comfortably numb wrapped around my heart,

    until a light catches my eye,
    is that the shore?
    the light catches my breath this time,

    holding on tightly,
    then releasing;
    my course is set,

    whatever holds,
    light leads my way,
    into the future I sail.

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    cousinsoren commented on Light of Hope


    This poem is a beautiful and dramatic one-piece metaphor througout, from stanza to stanza. A man (a sailor:) drift at sea, obviously a shipwreck has occurred, a Robiinson Crusoe's story. figts the waves to survive, eventually swims ashore, victorious. The cosmetics of this poem are impeccable, the meaning is clear. Thank ,God,here is another American poet who recognizes that punctuation is of vital importance, and he knows how to.. Another Contest winner! Why not? My rating is 10x10.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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