In the Name of Hope

Hello.

My name is Hope.

And I’ve been waiting for a while.

It started out small,

Like a ripple in the water

That turns into a hurricane.

Then more droplets came,

Drowning me in a torrent of Misery.

But, being Hope, I simply got back up again.

Then it began once more,

Like a tiny flicker,

A single spark hidden in the grass.

Then the flames rose,

And engulfed me in Dismay.

But, being Hope, I stood up and shrugged.

Then it came a third time,

Like a pebble rolling down a mountain,

Collecting other pebbles

And other rocks,

Until an avalanche of boulders

Crushed me in Disappointment.

But again, I am Hope, so I got up and walked on.

Anger and Resentment appeared,

Distant foes come to dissuade me,

To tell me I could not win,

That neither Happiness nor Success

Would ever show me their faces.

But though they tried to stop me in Fear,

I remembered that I was Hope,

So I ignored them and kept going.

The way is tough, the road is long,

I seem to be alone in my journey, and yet;

Hello again.

My name is Hope.

And I’ve been waiting for a while.

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