(holding on to) hope

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It’s difficult to hold on to hope. Difficult still,
when our heart is broken repeatedly by ones
whom we held dear. A single tear conjures a
fervent storm, one which destroys every last 
shred until we can not cope.

I beg my heart be still, listen to river around
you, hear murmuring increase parallel to the
sound of heartbeat. I hold onto hope in form
of autumnal leaf feeling its color and texture
fade, knowing that soon, it shall rejuvenate.

I lay my head down, resting, beneath indigo
skies, my lone companion being a luminous
moon. I whisper secrets to him, although he
can not comprehend. I hold onto to hope in
times when there’s scarcely a friend.

Because I believe nature is truly consistent,
welcome days that arrive with a golden sun.
It reminds us that, there is a light in the sea
of darkness, it reminds us, to abstain, from 
few bad apples. 

With each passing day, I walk with nature
by my side.

 

 

Photo credits: hdimagelib.com

Posted for Poems in April @ Real Toads

Posted on Poetry Pantry @ Poets United 

Comments

  1. Sanaa, I think this is my all-time favourite of your poems, because I can hear your voice so clearly here. I especially can see you whispering to the moon, can feel your aloneness under the sky, yet with nature as your companion. Your poem really speaks to my heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤ Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 so glad you liked it!❤

  2. Brendan says:

    Your walk with hope is pure here. Gorgeous poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Brendan 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  3. Kerry says:

    Nature is consistent – that is very true – and a balm for a broken heart.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 🙂 so good to see you ❤

  4. Jim says:

    Yes, learn to discern those bad apples. A nice poem, Saana, yours looked for hope. Mine is without hope although I don’t say it.
    Some good apples, though, do rot. Happened with my former “cherished”.
    ..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jim 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  5. paul scribbles says:

    This is very gentle lie hope whispering on the wind..i love the moon as he and i think he hears you.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Paul 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  6. Just Barry says:

    This is beautiful and pure and wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. debi says:

    Walking with nature is a great way to revive hope. Lovely Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Sara McNulty says:

    Lovely, Sanaa! The moon listens; it’s people that do not.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  9. This beautiful poem is indeed the essence of hope – and the wisdom of turning to nature.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. This is beautiful. You have spoken what I have felt so many times. Nature is my sanctuary.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  11. Julian says:

    Beautifull. As always another fine poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  12. Thotpurge says:

    Especially love the parentheses in the title!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  13. Yes, we should continue to hold onto hope especially in difficult times … nature sets the example for that perfect peace that seems to elude the rest of the world. Beautifully written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Loredana 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  14. Truedessa says:

    Your words touch me deeply as they seems to speak to me in multiple layers. I think this is one of my favorites of yours. I had to read it twice to truly feel the words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❤ Thank you so much, Truedessa 🙂 so glad you liked it!❤

  15. Mary says:

    Indeed, I think it is true. One of the best ways to keep one’s hope is to experience nature which never gives up hope! An inspiring poem, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  16. Susan says:

    Nature is a loyal companion for sure, though one might wish for less moments of heartbreak to compel us into the arms of this friend. I have found other humans wandering in these infinite spaces, and you are one of them.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  17. Bev says:

    So true that finding a quiet spot in nature restores our inner “balance wheel” and innate sense of hope. Eloquently stated!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  18. Sherri B. says:

    Such lovely writing…I also wrote about nature, and the comfort it brings. Thank you for sharing your poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherri 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

  19. ayala says:

    An inspiring poem!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ayala 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  20. ZQ says:

    Truth! Nature in my opinion is fussy but is consistent. 🙂
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, ZQ 🙂

  21. Myrna says:

    Some think that to heal a broken heart you must replace old love with new. But you’ve given the truly perfect remedy – walk in nature. Beautiful poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  22. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    If it weren’t for nature, I don’t know how I’d survive.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MMT 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. I trust the tulips and the blue of sky.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Colleen 🙂

  24. Wendy Bourke says:

    The softest cascade of rhyme that trickles though this piece is very effective – and really lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. kaykuala h says:

    Because I believe nature is truly consistent,
    welcome days that arrive with a golden sun.

    One has to give it a chance as it normally works that way!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 🙂

  26. Kunal says:

    This is quite something, Sanaa! Shaabash!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kunal 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Elizabeth says:

    Beautifully written, Sanaa. Yes, there is both a restorative energy, and hope to be found in nature.

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤

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