Changes of Life ( a poem of greatest hope)

When all seems so hard to overcome...
When all seems so hard to overcome...


Although new events to come from a darker horizon, we seem unable to cope,

We all must draw from what we hold inside us, faith, indomitable of spirit, hope.

When tomorrows appear hard to overcome, we've reached the end of our rope,

Just take a look about us, at others hardships, our own to seem smaller in scope.


When life seems impossible, remember those who've written...our inspiration,

Shakespeare, Kipling, Keller, and Twain, greatest authors held in adoration.

When rising tides threaten us, many who've gone before us, their dedication,

Tolstoy, Dickens, Wilde and Shaw, words of wisdom, each admired quotation,

We must draw from other's words of wisdom to help us through the hardships at times...
We must draw from other's words of wisdom to help us through the hardships at times...


When all seems lost, none to lead, we must then consider how others to succeed,

Sometimes our nature causes us too late to heed, to assess in an hour of need.

Waiting till we are overcome, too late to act, must the time be perfect, to be exact,

As we see wrongs, to turn the other way, unbacked, avoid consequences, as fact?


We must stand up for one another in times of need...
We must stand up for one another in times of need...


What would Washington, Jefferson,Hamilton. Franklin to say, of our actions today,

Emerson, Thoreau, Bradbury, Hemingway, all grand inspirers in their own way?

Has the country regressed so much, reflects bad attitudes, not based on as such,

Should we ever forget, or use as a crutch, those before us, forever lose touch?


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Where there is a glimmer of light...there is hope...
Where there is a glimmer of light...there is hope...


Magnificent gifts, grandest benevolence each of us are given, Life's precious air,

These to provide for the future, our beloved, to show our affection, that we care.

We must all strive to improve our lives, so that all thrives, wonderful fruits to bear,

This world, its people are one, human kind... everything upon this earth we share.

All as one...human kind, and this world to be shared...
All as one...human kind, and this world to be shared...

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Ericdierker 6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

That was really good. It changed my perspective and brightened an already bright day.


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whonunuwho 6 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. My grandfather was a wonderful pastor for more than fifty years. Much that I believe about religion and our creator comes from him.I still remember joining him on the piano as he played "Bringing in the Sheaves"and "Go Tell It on the Mountain".All greatly influenced my life. whonu


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vink21778 6 months ago from India

Hi whonunuwho,This is a wonderful poem.Beautifully composed and I wish I could have spent some time with my Grandpa ,he was very kind and honest .My very first inspiration .lots of love and gratitude


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whonunuwho 6 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. My time spent with my grandfather will always be cherished. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Inspirational and creative.


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Thanks Gypsy. whonu


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Michael-Milec 5 months ago

All the beauty of life is hidden/revealed in His will/Word ours is to know/follow /enjoy and live fully ETERNALLY. YY


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Yes my friend and many blessings to you and yours on this fine sunny day in June. whonu


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Vellur 5 months ago from Dubai

Great poem, inspiring and a reminder to keep going on in life.


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so much my friend. whonu


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aviannovice 5 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Yes, we DO share everything, and we must remind ourselves that nobody should have to bear their crosses alone.


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whonunuwho 5 months ago from United States Author

All are a part of the brotherhood and sisterhood of this earth...whonu

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