i wrote this poem after realizing that there is always hope in this world. i decided to move on in my life and forget my past...

Since I was young
I've always wanted to be the white fluff on a dandelion
The fluff that floats on the wind
Somewhere anywhere but in this place
I've always hated where I was
Who I was, and what I was
I wanted to be gone
I never wanted to live this life
Day after day this feeling grew in me
So every night I walked the deepest and longest forests
I spoke to trees, all kinds of trees
I made necklaces out of flowers, all kinds of flowers
I lay down and watched the sky
I imagined the stars holding hands
I connected them in my mind and made pictures out of them
But there was this one night
When I walked, walked, and walked
Then found a pile of rocks
And not just any ordinary rocks
But they were different shapes and colors
I held up one of them
And saw the letter (H) carved in to the heart of the rock
I held up another one
And saw the letter (O) carved in to the heart of the rock
I held up the third one
And saw the letter (P) carved in to the heard of the rock
I held up the forth and the last one
And saw the letter (E) carved in to the heart of the rock
I tried to put the letters together
Then I figured out
It was the word (HOPE)
Hope! Hope! Hope!
This small word made out of four letters
Had brought me back to life
I no more tried to hide in forests at night
But I went there every morning
And listened to the whistles of the birds
All kinds of birds
I enjoyed every bit of this environmental life
Until now I still go there
And look for the next word I would find
Carved in to rocks …


Submitted: April 04, 2009

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narvaezsymon

MAGNIFICENT WRITER..........

INTELLIGENT WORDS.........

WONDERFUL POEM............

Mon, April 6th, 2009 2:11pm

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thank you, i only started writing last year! i'll read some of ur stuff=0

Mon, April 6th, 2009 1:08pm

kitty98

This poem was AWESOME, I liked the imagery of it all and the story painted in my mind.

Sun, May 3rd, 2009 11:57pm

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^_^ im glad u liked it XD

Sun, May 3rd, 2009 4:59pm

Snow412

Excellent provocation of thought and imagery.

This is dynamic.

Thu, May 28th, 2009 6:52am

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i enjoy reading ur supportive comments XD thank yo so much ^_^

Thu, May 28th, 2009 1:47pm

rustyfootprints88

awesome very well wriiten :)smiles

Thu, May 28th, 2009 1:59pm

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smiles back* thnx ^_^

Thu, May 28th, 2009 1:49pm

Laura Plum

you take us with you, the repeition works really well, pushing the poem along and and emphasizing first, the feelings of hopelessness, then the opposite; lines 11, 12, 17 for example.
In it's simplicity, a valuable lessons. And in its imagery a good poem.

Sun, May 31st, 2009 2:03pm

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i enjoy reading ur supportive comments Laura! thnx alot ^_^

Sun, May 31st, 2009 7:28am

Brian W

A amazing poem showing one lost then finding their way in life Great writing

Mon, July 20th, 2009 9:56pm

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merci ^_^

Mon, July 20th, 2009 3:01pm

Mistress of Word Play

Hi Mona. This was such a sad but beautiful write. It reflects the beauty in your heart. You did a brilliant job on this. Susan :)

Wed, November 25th, 2009 2:20am

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thank you ^_^

Tue, November 24th, 2009 6:27pm

AlexStanski

Hope, a sweet four letter word.

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