Rely on Hope

Caught in the breadth of the planet's scope

Magnanimous mysteries escape my grope

And miniscule nuances defy a phantascope

Wish upon a star, I rely on hope

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From the nematodes path that scales a slope

to the winding journey of humanities lope

Existence survives in the mechanics of cope

Wish upon a star, I rely on hope

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The boy with a gun renders carnage's dope

A damaged heart that rejects purities soap

Once innocent now at the end of his rope

Wish upon a star, I rely on hope

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Scan the skies for a sign of God's interlope

Disarm the means of this marauding isotope

That turns a blind eye left in a state of myope

Wish upon a star, I rely on hope

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Caught in the breadth of the planet's scope

A tempestuous tyrant no escape in elope

Humbled by accepting what we can't outlope

Wish upon a star, I rely on hope

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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

Cosmically Excellent.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

I recognize the quality of your writing and extreme talent displayed by your poem, "Rely on Hope."


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I am mentioning you in my hub tomorrow. I hope you don't mind. It is a sign of the deepest respect for you, and when you read the hub you will understand why I say those words.

your friend always,

bill


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Matthew, I LOVE your comment...which is cosmically awesome!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

whonunuwho, Your words made my day...week....month! Thank you so much.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dearest Bill, I can't wait!!! Sight unseen, I am honored. Thank you for always making me feel beyond o.k (dare I say) downright special. Big hug to you, my friend.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Amy so beautiful my dear....you have a gem here...blessings ....debbie


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Debbie, thank you so much. I appreciate your kindness. Blessings to you.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Marvelous words Amy!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Curiad. I hoped you'd see it and like it.


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epigramman 4 years ago

......love the last line Amy -Wish upon a star, I rely on hope.

My cynical young friend at work said to me once that hope was only a denial of reality .....what a smuck - lol - wait until they wipe the snot from his nose and throw him by his tight little ass out into the real world - lol - and then he will write for hubpages and become a world weary writer of humanity's discontent - lol - Well you always make me think Amy and feel and ponder and wonder. You are a thinking woman's writer's writer - lol - now there's a hubtongue twister and sending you warm greetings from lake erie


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epigramman 4 years ago

...and I namechecked you Amy in my brief but telling comment at Lucky Cats' new hot one Close encounters. 11:09pm


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It seems our outlook is relative to the circumstances in our life. I know I went through a cynical phase after I was laid off. I had no hope, therefore, I didn't believe in it. Although, I am very sad that I lost MacGregor, being angry, cynical or bitter doesn't bring him back and only serves to destroy me, too. I grieve, but I am so grateful he was in my life that I cannot curse his creator. Life is a double-edged sword. Since we have little control over the matters that impact us most, and there will always be good and bad, controlling what we can and letting the rest go, seems the healthiest logic.

Thank you for calling me a thinking woman's writer's writer...whew! Makes me feel, oh, I don't know....wonderful!

I'll check out your comment in Lucky Cat's magnificent "Close Encounters". She writes from the heart and she has a heart of gold.


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epigramman 4 years ago

.....and yes, lol, thank goodness for Google, I have to look up the meaning of some of these words that you use so eloquently ..... in your peerless poetic prose .......


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I love words. They not only describe, they transport. Words can twist and turn and, still, tell it straight. They are pure, unadulterated magic.

Thanks, Mister C.


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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

great, enjoyable read! voted up!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much, brtbell!


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Hope, faith and charity. Hard to pick the most important of the three if there is such a thing. Nice Pink Floyd you seem to have playing around you.

The Frog


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

It's funny, Frog Prince, the more I write, the more I relate to poetic musical talent. Pink Floyd is genius, both the sound of the music and the words. They blow me away. Thanks for the visit.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I'm like Epi, Webster has got to help me out here, whatever, I felt like i was riding somewhere in our galaxy and i loved it...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey, Ruby, glad you enjoyed the space ride. The "nematode" reference was for my brother (who'll probably never see this poem), but nonetheless, he is a PhD microbiologist that specializes in nematode research at UC, Davis. I couldn't resist. Love you, my friend.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Amy your creativity astounds me. Even though in the distance I see an antelope I still rely on hope. Just a play on words. I love the flow of your poem a few whirlpools here and there and onward we go. Passing this on.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Gypsy, thank you so much. Your message to me is beautiful poetry in itself. I love the "Gypsy" way you express yourself..."a few whirlpools here and there and onward we go" is magic.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Good work Amy!!

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