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The Eclectic Pen - I See Hope

By: April V. (Spooky)   + 9 more  
Date Submitted: 8/12/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 159

  In your eyes I see the pain of life washed away
I see the agony of defeat that only comes from the bowels of Hell.
I see the anger and despair that comes only from losing everything you’ve ever owned and loved.
And yet I see hope.

In your eyes I see the fear that comes from knowing not what will happen next.
I see the sadness of suddenly having nowhere to go.
I see the hurt that comes from having your entire life torn from your hands.
And yet I see hope.

In your eyes I see the frustration that comes from help only being received by a select few people.
I see graciousness that comes from the willingness of outsiders to come in and assist.
I see the awe and wonder that comes from the reality of a bad situation becoming something better.
And I see hope.

I wrote this one when I was looking through old pictures of a Katrina relief trip for those who survived the storm.

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Joyce M. (j3m) - 8/12/2008 4:29 PM ET
It is beautiful April
Joanne S. (Jorusha) - 8/12/2008 5:46 PM ET
"Agony of defeat" is cliche. Say it another way original with you. Otherwise very thoughtful and well expressed.
Ginger N. (anikaG) - 8/20/2008 12:49 PM ET
I agree with the agony of defeat, but other than that I loved it! Very well-written and thought-provoking.
April V. (Spooky) - 8/21/2008 12:05 AM ET
I used the words 'agony of defeat' not because it is cliche, but because they were the words spoken to my by one of the survivors, who, on my last day there, came through the line looking for his brother who had been, unbeknownst to him, swept away in the receding waters. i know it's cliche, but I think it fits
April V. (Spooky) - 8/21/2008 12:07 AM ET
otherwise, thanks for the comments :)
Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 8/23/2008 6:56 AM ET
Beautifully written April. Before you had mentioned it, it made me think of someone close dealing with cancer.Beautiful work brings out so many different thoughts and feelings doesn't it. Thank you
Leslie N. - 8/26/2008 6:34 AM ET
Loved it
Roy B. (mountdewboy) - 8/27/2008 2:31 PM ET
It is a wonderful piece.. keep it up!
Stacy B. (stori) - 8/27/2008 9:34 PM ET
Amazing....... but umm..........i HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS MANY COMMENTS!!!!! You are definately amazing =)
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