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How Can We Have Hope

How can we have hope
In times so full of fear;
When troubles seem to boil,
Robbing us of peace and cheer?

 

How can we hold on
When violence is brewing;
Pouring into our streets,
Its hateful venom spewing?

 

The answer is this;
Its secret not hidden:
Surroundings can’t stop her,
For hope is born from within.

DEEPER CALL

I will reach higher;
If I happen to fall,
I will get up,
Dust myself off
And try again.

 

I will look farther;
If I don’t see at all,
I will grow still,
Quietly wait,
Carefully attend.

 

I will hope stronger;
Obey the deeper call
Of my own heart;
The soft voice of
My inward friend.

HOLD TO PROMISE

Promise is a wonderful treasure,
Precious and delicately formed.
She’s to be valued beyond measure;
Protected from theft and harm.

 

Plenty would seek to steal your blessing,
As innocent as they might seem.
So brazenly without redressing;
Unashamed of killing a dream.

 

Don’t let them come near your heart and soul
With their propoganda and lies.
It’s promise that helps to keep us whole;
To guard her is prudent and wise.

 

If you clothe Promise and Dreams in light
Of truth, reality and grace;
If you hold to what you know is right,
These treasures will come take their place.

 

Hold Promise tightly, embrace her;
Then listen to Dream’s hopeful word.
Pursue your heart’s longing without fear;
Rejoice when they begin to stir.

RENAISSANCE

Darkness yields to dawning light;
Ones asleep for a long, cold season
Begin to awaken and stir.

 

 

Thoughts and dreams once lost in time
Slowly rise up from deepest places,
Where they wait and hope for rebirth.

 

 

Feelings bring fresh sensation,
Sweet misery made from pain and joy
Sing new songs of resurrection.

 

 

Sleep cannot last forever,
Nor can suppression anesthetize
The heart and soul of humankind.

 

 

Life is stronger and brighter;
She calls us to join her in the dance
Of joyful hope that leads onward.