Processed Cheese and Cheddar Pipe Dreams
Hope dangles just out of reach but always in clear view
encouraging us to run in place until we die, and so, we do.
Look at us
on a looped track
leading us back
to start again.
But it's all about that journey, right?
is a charcuterie board
with a torsion spring,
and we wash it all down
with sour curds
from “farm-raised” teats
the size of smokestacks.
What was once
good for your bones
now may cross them.
So, bottoms up and Bon Appetit!
we’ll all die early
to think for ourselves
we left our
A lesson never learned
as a new litter is born every
two-hundred seventy days
and with every new wave,
turn into echoes
of older mice
choking through foam
already too far gone
to realize hope was an illusion—
they never had a chance anyways.
Hope is Every Feeling at Once
Hope is a feeling of trust.
That's one of the main definitions of hope, anyway.
But hope could also mean looking forward to waking up the next day
even though tomorrow isn't always promised
and even though there will always be a voice in the back of my head, whispering out, Thank God tomorrow isn't always promised.
Hope could also mean wanting to crawl out of your darkness
after years and decades of being trapped without a dim light
after years of fear holding you back from searching
for a way out
Hope doesn't always have to mean being optimistic all the time.
Hope can also have uncertainly between the lines.
Maybe you might be uncertain about the future.
And yet - you stay hopeful because you want things to end with a happy ending
but really, that happy ending isn't guaranteed all the time.
Hope is feeling upbeat.
Hope is feeling bittersweet.
Hope is feeling like there is a way out.
Hope is no longer feeling alone.
Hope is after feeling hopeless.
Hope is realization
knowing that things
wouldn't be so bad after all.
because at the end of the day,
it will end.
Hope may also have melancholic aspects.
Hope may drive you to hopelessness again.
Hope may get you stuck back into the deserted island.
Hope may drive you to an endless loop, with no shortcuts.
Hope isn't a linear graph.
Hope has its ups and its down, and its loops, like a rollercoaster.
Hope may make you realize that you've been circling in the same path and it would be up to you to get out of it.
And hope could make you desire new beginnings
despite all the damage left behind.
Hope is building a garden for yourself to attract butterflies.
Hope is desiring for butterflies to come to your garden.
But when the butterflies don't show up in your garden,
hopelessness spirals around.
But that didn't matter.
because at least you have a beautiful garden.
Hope is catching fireflies in a jar,
but resentment catches you first
because the fireflies wouldn't budge to trap itself inside.
and after you end up with only one firefly in a jar
jealous rushes over your body.
everyone else had at least five or more.
but you still smiled, regardless
because at least you caught one firefly.
it still gave you a little bit of hope to catch more.
Maybe hope isn't always how people imagine it
maybe hope isn't always permanent
maybe hope won't be forever
but at the end of the day
Hope is every feeling at once.
And hope will eventually chase you to the light.
Hope is that belief
we cling to
whether we walk in joy or grief
it is ever present in me and you
Whether you own up to it or not
even the most jaded
turns to it for it is something we have all got
Hoping for better is always clear, present and never faded
It is a light that shines bright
in darkest of times
it is an anchor that secures us upright
it sees us through so many dangerous waves where nothing has reasons nor rhymes
We are rooted in hope
it runs through our veins
It allows us to cope
through all of our pains
We hold hope for peace
We hold hope for health
We hold hope for a better world
We hold hope for all to find their place at the table.
Hope floats across the universe and settles into the soul,
Whispering encouraging words when much else fails.
Hope begins, born in the depths of longing and need,
Stemming from belief that prevails.
Hope encourages, motivates, and lifts
It is able to move mountains - it is a divine gift.
Hope is heartening for the downcast,
An elemental force which exists to bring
A growing force of will to one's heart
Like the first blossoms in spring.
Hope sustains the weak, reinforces the tough,
Instilling a belief we can go forward
Even in times that are dismal and rough.
Hope resonates through thick and thin,
Whether it be the size of a boulder
Or the size of the tiniest pin.
Hope remains an integral part
In the depths of our heart
As we clutch it close
Hoping for what we want most.
Hope is essential, it must be in our midst
To keep us from faltering lest we cease to exist.
Hope is to live and persist.
I carved you out of ashes
of stone, your heart a rising
phoenix, burning hot
your soul’s summer rain
glistens like crimson roses
your skin like spun silk
your voice like strong words
a gift you always
wanted, something I
never considered in your
now I hope you’re well
seasons passed since you left me
begging your return
No Reason For It
Trying to find the words
Yet they are not mine
And so I go on
With no reason for it
For I have found no little faith
And if I should say that I have
Don't believe it
And if I should say that I have not
Close my mouth
For I have wandered where I should not
And said what was not mine to say
Because behind the claps and fake bravado
I'm trying to find something
Something that I was
And maybe something that someone else is too
But how will I know
Unless I ask
But that I will not do