Open Letter to Defeatists

Some declare there is no hope.

No hope? I say.

Tell that to the flower that

has waited through the centuries

for this precise moment to come alive

under the window outside

my kitchen.

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13 thoughts on “Open Letter to Defeatists

  1. Yes, yes there is hope. Nicely and beautifully put. I like the physical shape of the poem–a vase ready for the flower.

  2. This is a lovely poem that draws attention to the miracle of life.

    Still. I and the Lady Hope are on the “outs” this year. I find she has lead me to wait for impossible future change way too often. I’ve left Hope behind as I drag my family forward into a new future. I’m not a pessimist so much as a “do it yourselfer”. But this is another and much longer story.

    Obviously your poem is engaging and thought provoking for me. I thank you for that.

    Alice

    1. But see Alice, that’s the beauty of the thing! 🙂 Do-it-yourselfers are the very essence of hope; you’ve encased it inside of you. Without it, there would be no charging forth into new futures. It’s your reason for moving forward – because you have faith in a better day.

      There is always hope 😉 Even when we cannot feel it burning inside us, even when we believe we’ve forsaken it, there is always hope.

      Thanks for this great comment, you’ve definitely gotten me thinking too!

      Natalie

      1. Nathalie,
        I’m glad I was able to return the favor. You always get me thinking with your poems. Keep writing. I count on your words.

        Especially thanks for these words:

        “There is always hope 😉 Even when we cannot feel it burning inside us, even when we believe we’ve forsaken it, there is always hope.”

        Alice

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