HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL or so we say
Sandy Cat aka our "Space Cadet."
Sandy, oh Sandy
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL?
Hope springs eternal,
Or, so we say.
But, hope has taken
a 'time off' today
“I know you wish to depend on me
To see you through this difficulty
My friend, I'm sorry; you must see
This time, I fear, it is beyond me.”
And so, to this, it has come down
For, sadly, hope has fled, ceding ground.
Yes, hope has taken a vacation today;
Hope, it appears, has gone away
Far, far from here,
Distant and gone
And, I'm left to handle this
On my own.
Hope springs eternal, we count on it
To get us through every bit
Of 'hopeless' conditions, situations and more
Oh, 'hope springs eternal;'
I was so sure.
Today; hope is nowhere to be found,
Today, I stand alone; holding ground
Against a truth I know must be
Oh, how I wish hope was here, with me.
I often wonder about this life
I find myself thinking;
"What of this strife?
Why is it that we, so much of our time
Are fending off grief, fighting the crime
Of imperfection; when, once; given a peek
Of 'how it could be,'
The beauty we seek?"
This life, oh how it cuts, it burns and sears
Feeding into our sadness,
Confirming our fears.
Yes, hope has taken a leave of absence
While we, facing reality; with little defense
Seek Wisdom, acknowledgment, sorrow; acceptance;
Of those things which are not in our sphere of influence;
Oh, how I wish this lay not in my hands;
Oh, how I've tried to do what I can
But greater forces are at work as I speak
And surrender is the only path I can take
No more fighting, no more effort to avoid the pain
For, there is nothing from these actions left to gain
So, 'Hope, enjoy your time away from here
I know, you'll be employed when another, so dear,
Is in need of a last ditch, 'last chance Texaco,'
For, to you I willl turn;
Of this, you must know."
For, Hope springs eternal, or so we say
But, Hope has taken a vacation, today.
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