BG ( / )


Hope was but a timid friend;
She sat without the grated den,
Watching how my fate would tend,
Even as selfish-hearted men.

She was cruel in her fear;
Through the bars, one dreary day,
I looked out to see her there,
And she turned her face away!

Like a false guard, false watch keeping,
Still, in strife, she whispered peace;
She would sing while I was weeping;
If I listened, she would cease.

False she was, and unrelenting;
When my last joys strewed the ground,
Even Sorrow saw, repenting,
Those sad relics scattered round;

Hope, whose whisper would have given
Balm to all my frenzied pain,
Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven,
Went, and ne'er returned again!

User Rating: 3,1 / 5 ( 42 votes ) 1

Comments (1)

A great admiring tribute to a hero in wonderful elegy rhyme. Kudos. Pls Pleez do comment on my newest poem too, titled, Llama drama'. Other poets have commented but it is only showing up one comment surprisingly this time, must be some web glitch, anyway if u comment I will read it even if it doesn't show on my poem page ah.