Hope Falls: A Poem

Halley's Comet, 1986
Halley's Comet, 1986 | Source



I always try to wear my heart on my sleeve,



As long as I keep it at arm's length,



Maybe then there won't be a burning target on my chest,



Set aside conflicting feelings and get some rest.





If I could run to you, I know I'd grow gossamer wings,



But my broken past, like acid rain it stings,



Hope falls like a comet into the endless sea,



If only faith could tether you to me.




My wishes drown in shallow wells,



As people shout out their fanciful tales,



Silver armor guards your rib cage and the fractured heart within,



You stand alone, every breath, a struggle to start again.





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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Nice work ebower. The situation is poignant. Love your images, and rhyme. Regards, snakeslane


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

snakeslane: Thank you! I've enjoyed using rhyme in my poems recently. Thanks for your comment. :)


cleaner3 4 years ago

excellent poetry, I also like your rhymes and imagery that you evoke with solid feelings.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

cleaner3: Thanks! I love writing with imagery. Using rhyme is fun, too. Thank you for reading. :)


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carter06 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

Nice expression with this one ebower...hope does fall at times...voted up & beautiful...cheers


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TrevorBasile 4 years ago from Rockaway, NJ

Beautiful! Great poem! Keep them coming


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

carter06: Thank you! Yes, it does. Maybe I should write another poem about when hope rises. Thanks for voting!

TrevorBasile: Thanks so much! Don't worry; I love writing poetry, so there will always be more to come. :)


Valleypoet 4 years ago

This is a great poem, but the first three lines about wearing your heart on your sleeve are awesome. Also the simile of the comet as hope falling into an endless sea is brilliant. Thanks for sharing:-))


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Valleypoet: Thanks! I appreciate your comment so much. I'll have to read some of your hubs soon. :)


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IntroduceCroatia 4 years ago from Croatia

Picture just shows the mood of the song, beautiful


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

IntroduceCroatia: Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hello Erin,

feelings of love and longing is wonderful in this poem. It feels sogood to read this.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Vinaya Ghimire: Hi Vinaya, I'm so pleased this gave you happy feelings. Have a wonderful weekend!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

This is a poem with beautiful imagery and your wording is so enjoyable. Another excellent offering Ebower, voted up and rated beautiful, awesome, and interesting :) I really like your writing style.


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Ebower 4 years ago from Georgia Author

Olde Cashmere: Thanks for voting! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like your writing style, too. :)


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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Very nice poem. Thank you.


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

thost: Thanks for reading!


Loretta W. Ruff 2 years ago

You have a beautiful grasp of words and thoughts


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Ebower 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Loretta W. Ruff: Thank you!

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