Hope

by A lonely soul   Apr 8, 2012


I sometimes
question myself
Why do people
forsake
a gesture
of simple friendship
with a snub
Maybe
I have forgotten
How to look at myself
in the rearview mirror

Sometimes I long
for a friendly smile
on cold days
to reignite
the warmth
held within my heart
but, I am afraid
I may have lost mine
in the morass
of false hopes
in arduous times

But, hope and faith in men
I will never ever lose

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  • 5 years ago

    by ah satan 666

    What a beautiful poem!

    I've just finished a "sad poem" that's took a fair amount of hope & faith out of me..... But!

    your poem portrays a friendly smile for all to read... :D

    5/5

  • 5 years ago

    by Robert Gardiner

    Very Nicely Done!!!

  • 5 years ago

    by Lioness

    David,
    It is amazing how much one word can mean to someone. The word hope itself, as a title is brilliant. It makes me want to read your poem and wonder what it is you are hoping for. I have many hopes and unfortunately I know that the majority of them won't come true.
    I love the simplicity in you words - of course though there was one where I actually never heard of which was arduous. Though I am glad you put that in there because it fit the poem very well and the word itself is quite unique.

    "Sometimes I long
    for a friendly smile
    on cold days
    to reignite
    the warmth
    held within my heart"
    This makes me think of people out there who aren't friendly. It doesn't take a lot to smile at someone because it could make their day. It is a simple and beautiful gesture but I've noticed that in Sydney, it is hard to get a smile out of some people because everyone seems to be in some kind of rush!!!
    I love the ending, telling us that you still have hope in man. Awesome write David I LOVE IT

    x

  • 5 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Sometimes I long
    for a friendly smile
    on cold days
    to reignite
    the warmth
    held within my heart

    ^Yeah, there are times like this where each one of us feel and we yearn for that one little smile that understands all..which just lifts the weight of sadness within our hearts...touching.

    but, I am afraid
    I may have lost mine
    in the morass
    of false hopes
    in arduous times

    ^There is so much happening around us and we are been tested time after time that we lose whatever that is left within us..I can understand this.

    But, hope and faith in men
    I will never ever lose

    ^Hope and faith..that is all that we have and if we lose that too then there is no point in this so called life..liked the ending as it leaves the reader with some positiveness!

  • 5 years ago

    by Moonlit Candles

    I thought this poem was well done.

    I sometimes
    question myself
    Why do people
    forsake
    a gesture
    of simple friendship
    with a s...
    Maybe
    I have forgotten
    How to look at myself
    in my rearview mirror

    ^^
    I like this right here. It is different when it comes to friendships. We wonder why people act the way they do.

    Sometimes I long
    for a friendly smile
    on cold days
    to reignite
    the warmth
    held within my heart
    but, I am afraid
    I may have lost mine
    in the morass
    of false hopes
    in arduous times

    But, hope and faith in men
    I will never ever lose

    And I thought this was a great ending. Really shows that you never lose hope in people that they will turn around from what their doing. All in all a great write. :)