Hope is mine to have
Mine to nuture
Mine to keep
My reason to strive on
Even against the demands of sleep

Hope is essential
If our souls had blood
Liquid gold hope
Would be keeping
The light afloat

It all hinges on hope
In times of shadow
It is a kick
Up the ass
And our tow rope

A vision
A goal
A future we can make
The road map
Of actions to take

Not just a light
In the dark
Hope is that
Contagious spark
Hope is a verb

Hope is vital
Even when it
Seems obsurd
Hope can seen,
Felt and heard

Have hope
Share hope
Be hope
Let hope be the ink
Of the story you wrote

Dave James Horn ©