Skip to main content

Rising Hope (Annette Redmond Walters-Lafayette, LA)


"Rising Hope"

With my face in the ground
despair had risen into me
Losing hope, thinking I was bound
I felt I did not have strength to be

The wind then whistled a whispering sound
I hold my breath and open my eyes to see
My first glimpse of hope, winged and crowned
stood before me and asked me not to flee

Only then did I breathe a new scent
darkness cleared and I stumbled not again
I noticed soon, a light above, perfectly bent
into my heart, I savored all the love within

I looked upon another fallen face imprint
covered him with lilies and saw his darkness thin
When he began to rise, I felt I had been sent
to relay a cherished hope, one day he would win

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

INTRODUCING HEADLINER: Through the Tears (Steve Duhon - Carencro, LA)

When I find myself alone in the pain. When I feel like I have absolutely no one to turn to. When I wish the hurt would stop. When I don't know what to do. When I feel completely lost. When my eyes just won't stop welling up. When I don't want to bother anyone with my hurt, my pain. When I know that everyone has other responsibilities. I don't want to interrupt them with my hurt. When I have thought about all of the ways to make the hurt stop. When I am tired of putting on my strong face for others to see. When I am tired of the tears welling up, filling already soggy eyes. When I am tired of the tears, tears that roll non-stop over my cheeks. When I don't want to hurt the ones that I love the most. When it seems like those who are supposed to love me don't get who I am. When no one has any idea of the pain my smile hides. When I am worried about being forever labeled by others. When I am the one that everyone counts on for strength. When I never show any weak…

Louisiana Words All-Time Top 10 (as of 2020)

Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler!: 1.4 - Mardi Gras Countdown