Never Lose Hope

Never Lose Hope

Hope is the light at the end of the tunnel
A glimmer of something outside of pain
Hope is the thread you hang on to
So life would not be in vain

Hope is a hand keeping your head above water
Someone saying a kind word
Hope is breaking through the silence
Like the gentle song of a bird

Hope is the five-dollar bill in your jeans
That made it through the wash
Hope is you’re going to make it by any means
Your dreams will not be squashed

Hope is optimism in the face of adversity
Don’t let them ever get you down
Hope is always gentle and kind
A big hug to wipe away that frown

Hope is wishes to be granted
A talk back from the ledge of despair
Hope is the kindness of the invisible
Who always send up a prayer

Hope is a good wish from a stranger
Someone unaware your heart aches
Hope is a basket of food left at your door
Or perhaps a homemade cake

Hope is sometimes all we have
When times make it hard to cope
Life can take more that it will give
But in the end, there is always hope


Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us with
repetition.  She asked us to choose from her selection and use
them repeatedly throughout the poem.

I chose "Hope"

I have reworked a poem I wrote about hope four years ago as
it was perfect for this challenge.  I hope you like it.

  25 comments for “Never Lose Hope

  1. April 7, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Late to the posting and the reading….but here I am. LOVE the affirmation in this post…and these words “Hope is the five-dollar bill in your jeans
    That made it through the wash” made me smile. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      April 7, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      Lillian, thank you. I don’t think t believe anyone can be disappointed when they find that $5. It’s ‘found’ money and it always brings a smile to your face ☺️ 💵

  2. sanaarizvi
    April 7, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Love this especially; “Hope is a hand keeping your head above water/Someone saying a kind word.” Gorgeously worded, Christine 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      April 7, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you dear Sanaa ☺️💕

  3. April 7, 2022 at 8:47 am

    “Hope is sometimes all we have”

    That is so true–and how horrible it must be not to have hope at all.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 7, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      Indeed Merrill 😢

  4. April 6, 2022 at 2:58 pm

    Wonderfully stated. Hold on to hope.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you Regina. Yes no one can take it away 💕

  5. April 6, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    You’ve brought out the quality of hope that we forget…..how little it takes to give it, to see it, to feel it.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      Yes Mish. No one can take it from us, yet we doubt it.

  6. April 6, 2022 at 10:08 am

    Very nicely done!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Dwight. Happy you liked it. ☺️

      • April 6, 2022 at 2:32 pm

        :>)

  7. April 6, 2022 at 9:51 am

    The message in your beautifully crafted Anaphora is universal … thank you. I am sending it to a family member going thru a particularly difficult time.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 10:52 am

      Thank you Helen ❤️🌺. That’s so sweet of you.

  8. April 6, 2022 at 5:01 am

    I like the way you write

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 7:57 am

      Thank you Silast ☺️

      • April 6, 2022 at 8:34 am

        Welcome 😊 follow me

  9. Gillena Cox
    April 6, 2022 at 2:45 am

    “Hope is the five-dollar bill in your jeans
    That made it through the wash”
    Really luv the simplicity yet profound narrative of this particular image.

    Much💜love

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 7:53 am

      Aww, thank you Gillena. For those without much hope, their needs are really simple. That $5 could decide whether they eat or not on that particular day. 😢

  10. April 6, 2022 at 2:13 am

    I love the way you’ve used rhythm and rhyme here – and I particularly like the way you shift “hope” in the last line, so that it’s literally “in the end”, but also the first and last word of the poem. I have a tough day coming up and this was a great way to start it – you made me smile.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 7:57 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! Hope jumped off your list for me and then I remembered the poem I had written before. Using repetition improved it a lot, so thank you! Hope your day was better than you expected. ☺️💕

  11. April 6, 2022 at 12:11 am

    A beautiful poem Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 6, 2022 at 7:59 am

      Thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it. ☺️💕

      • April 6, 2022 at 8:29 am

        You’re welcome Christine! It’s really great

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