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by Lani
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My musings, my rambles and I welcome you.
#1044019 added February 1, 2023 at 5:20pm
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My Hope Shakes
Day 3634: February 1, 2023





Prompt: β€œIn February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.”


β€” Patience Strong





Write about hope and/or regret.














My Hope Shakes








i cry out


          not


  because there is no hope


            but because


              there is a


                      s      t


                        m    i


                        a      n       


                          l      y


                            l


                                p


                                  i         


                                    e


                                      c


                                        e                                       


                                    that i


                                                  live on


                                        build on


                                          dream on.


                                           


                                              i


                                                cry     


                                                        out








                                                          because


                                                                my       


                                               


                                               


                                                                      h


                                                                          o                       


                                                                    p


                                                                        e


                                                         


                                                          s  h a k  e  s.








E. Dickinson says " Hope is a thing with feathers." Her poem is more hopeful than mine. I wrote this poem so many years ago and I find it is still true. Hope is a sneaky emotion that can wrap you up and lift you.  It can encourage you to believe in wonderous possibilities. But to have hope crushed by circumstances, other people and your own expectations is where bitterness can grow. Life really is a tightrope at times.



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