SF (February,4,1937 / W. Columbia, WV, USA)

Dare I Hope?

Dare I hope to hope?
Is it safe? Is it right?
Am I hoping for nothing
But a black and empty night?

Hope should make me happy.
I should laugh, sing, and dance
Because I am hoping. Right?
Ha! Not a chance.

How is it that hope can leave me
Trembling in the darkness?
How is it that something so “good”
Should leave me feeling helpless?

Dare I hope to hope?
What difference does it make?
Fate will be fate in the end,
It will either “make or break.”

Does Fate regard my hope?
Does She listen? Or care?
Am I shooting for a star that
Simply isn’t there?

I cannot know! Oh, God
Why must I struggle with
This doubt that pulls at me
Rends me, limb from limb?

What sort of hope leaves pain
Where it should instead leave joy?
Is this hope at all? Or perhaps
Some wicked demon’s ploy?

I cannot know! Dear heaven!
How can I even begin to dare
To hope for something – anything?
Is no assurance there?

No promise? No guarantee?
I cannot stand it! I cannot!
The doubt is a plague
In my every thought.

Dare I hope to hope
In a hope that leaves me dry
And lost? How can I dare
To hope in hope? How can I?

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Comments (39)

dear sandraji without love, there is no meaning for remebrance without remembrance, there is no sweetness for love................ O songsmith...hats off...............
This is another level of poetry these words are soft as the air
Sandra this may come to you as a suprise, that these candels shall always burn, and the Soul like the setting sun, continues to live in a 'Parallel Universe'! For it truly never sets, the Astro-physists speculate and says! There are other dimesions lying unknown to man! What Jules Verne wrote then was fiction! But today it is a reality! Perhaps in that other Universe, we shall get a chance to see our loved ones too! Let hope burn eternally in our breasts! After the darkest hours comes the DAWN! 10+ - Raj Nandy
warmth and admiration shown in beautiful words...lovley mam
Such beauty Sandra, words flow in warmth and love as can only be associated with you - thank you for this read
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