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Deep into the woodlands dun
I observe as the path before unwinds
Turning a little to the left yes
No perhaps more to the right
I choke and weep, chilled with fright
Moments, after the hour had passed
Faith held me close and gave a smile
“It makes no sense to seed remorse
bid adieu to worry, pain and qualm
Watch out as moonlight weaves a trail
Sow hope no matter if valor has failed.”

 

Photo credits:Β Pixabay

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

For my prompt “Brevity’s the flower that contends not with bunch, rather it blooms”
on Friday 11th November at 8 am EDT.

Posted on poems written on Prompt NightsΒ 

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Comments

  1. Thotpurge says:

    Hope where valour has failed… that can work!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Rajani πŸ™‚

  2. Susan says:

    “Faith held me close”
    How I love this poem and its wisdom, your wisdom. This is a poem to grow into.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan ❀️ good to see you πŸ™‚

  3. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I’m afraid that my valor has failed after last night’s U.S. election results. Hope? Is that what I’m to sow now? Well, maybe I can…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Yes, I believe the results have left us appalled!

  4. Yes, we must always hope……

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Sherry ❀️

  5. hope where valor failed–so right

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey ❀️ good to see you πŸ™‚

  6. Mary says:

    Indeed it makes no sense to seed remorse.
    It manages to reproduce on its own anyway.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed, thanks for stopping by, Mary ❀️

  7. Old Egg says:

    Hope is such a gift that gets us through all our worries, remembering that you always have another chance to follow your dreams.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thank you kindly, Robin πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  8. panchali says:

    A liberating piece, Sanaa. Very beautifully penned….wow!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Panchali πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. We all need to follow that trail of moonlight… until the brightness overcomes the dark.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❀️ so glad you agree, Magaly πŸ™‚

  10. kaykuala h says:

    Watch out as moonlight weaves a trail
    Sow hope no matter if valor has failed.”

    Frail as can be, one will succeed if only opportunities are grabbed the moment they appear

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Hank πŸ™‚

  11. Sumana Roy says:

    O my! Now I see my comment wasn’t posted. So sorry Sanaa.
    “β€œIt makes no sense to seed remorse / bid adieu to worry, pain and qualm”…only Faith can say this…I truly believe Faith is a Path too…”moonlight weaves a trail” so Love the line….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana ❀️ for the inspirational prompt as well as for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

  12. debi says:

    “Faith held me close” Yes, I can say that along with you. Beautiful words here Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  13. marja says:

    Watch out as moonlight weaves a trail
    Sow hope no matter if valor has failed.”

    I love these lines of this inspirational poem Inspiring to never give up and keep following the path

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Marja ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  14. Vijita says:

    Having faith in one’s hope is one of the most positive and beautiful things!

    Loved your poem, Sanaa πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vijita ❀️ good to see you πŸ˜€

  15. gillena says:

    “Sow hope no matter if valor has failed.”

    Such a splendid chore along the path. And, Thanks for being the sweet hostess that you are for Prompt Nights

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww thank you so much, Gillena ❀️ good to see you πŸ˜€

  16. I choked with the narrator as well. “Faith held me close…” very well said and most inspiring! A very beautiful and hopeful write, Sanaa ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Khaya ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  17. Very timely. And I agree, in times of turmoil, our personal beliefs hold us together.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Most definitely ❀️ thank you kindly, Magaly πŸ™‚

  18. So well put…the spirit of life!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sreeja ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ˜€

  19. Nicholas V. says:

    Indeed, Sanaa, we must not lose hope, but rather sow it and multiply it and leave it for others to reap. Good write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Nicholas πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  20. Rommy says:

    It recognizes the sadness and fear, but illuminates the trail we can follow towards hope. Timely indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  21. vandana says:

    True encouragement of a heart is to forget the past and move ahead. This poem speaks of those words to me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Vandana ❀️

  22. gillena says:

    Indeed! that we should harvest bounty of goodwill; Indeed!!!

    “Sow hope no matter if valor has failed.”

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ˜€ thanks for stopping by, Gillena ❀️

      much love…

  23. Hope is fuel that multiplies itself. When courage flees, hope continues to battle on and on and on… Oh yes, it does.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Magaly ❀️

  24. Rommy says:

    Hope yields a far less bitter harvest than remorse.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed! Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  25. That closing line is especially wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. Bjorn says:

    I think we need some remorse to grow some hope…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn ❀️

  27. That’s good advice in the final lines, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  28. Oh, always sow hope… Beautiful

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  29. aside from the visuals a very nice rhythm and loved the opening lines:
    “Deep into the woodlands dun”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Laura πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

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