The True Power of Hope

The True Power of Hope
The True Power of Hope
Hope - the power of faith.
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What does Hope really mean?

The True Power of Hope has long been described as having a personal feeling of expectation and desire, for a particular thing to happen. Yet the true power of hope must be far more than that, as so many throughout the world have taken the opportunity to embrace hope as a crucial part of their everyday lives.

It seems, that by taking total personal ownership of this intangible, personal feeling of expectation and desire, one can ensure that one’s wish for whatever the particular thing is, will actually more likely occur. Hope is of course, an unknown factor that we do generously attach to numerous life experiences, events, expectations and beliefs and thus, we are effectively spreading the 'risk' relating to our hopes not materializing. Surely the more we hope, over a wider selection of hopeful outcomes, the more likely it is, that we do focus more positively, on those desired outcomes eventuating and that point alone, I believe can change your life!

And it will change your life subtly and positively, if for no other reason than, the approach helps to create the potential of a positive attitude. Interestingly, when one has a positive attitude, one tends to rely less on intangible possibilities like hoping. Perhaps merely because having a positive attitude means, one has a greater confidence, focus and personal ability to act decisively and objectively, in such a way that ultimately, will achieve the desired result!

So that intangible power of hope, which we attach to what we really wish would be, or occur, or what could ultimately become our preferred outcome, actually has within it, the true power to change us positively and laterally. No wonder the True Power of Hope is supported so perfectly by our faith and fits so perfectly with what we wish for ourselves, our children, our friends, all those we love and also for those we don't. When considered from this perspective, hope in itself, starts and completes a full life circle, simply by the association we form with it in lives and own circle of life. Hope certainly is profound. 'The True Power of Hope', is the title of a unique, essential poem below, by the New Zealand poet, Pearldiver... Do Enjoy:

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What Hope truly means to us..

Dreams like this - Need Hope.
Dreams like this - Need Hope. | Source
Dreams like this - Come True.
Dreams like this - Come True. | Source

‘The True Power of Hope’

When everything else has gone, no longer viable or intact

Once all the probabilities have been exhausted and there are, no more

All opportunities have run their course, or life seems far too hard, to carry on

Then we may still have in each other, faith, the flame that powers our hope

If we hope, we have some belief with which to move ahead, to mend, or to renew

And our faith is fed, beyond the presence of any tangible reason, for what has gone

With hope, there is possibility, a chance, perhaps, a moment to consider what if we do

Hope runs its course within the deepest caverns, of torment or of joy

It can be there within, as a final emotional push, giving us courage to face an end

Or when many give up, believing nothing positive can be found, to help them cope

And when we step tentatively, into unknown space, a little hope can be employed

Some live in hope that a miracle will occur, in their most needy hours, to fill their void

And even if they find out, that miracles don’t; then still they try, to keep their hopes alive

Hope is that loyal friend, driving us to climb golden towers, or to endure, or to survive

When we share our hopes with others, then often it can, help their hopes come true

And when they share their hopes with us, we often include them in what we do

The true power of hope, what do you hope for in your life and in what you aspire to be?

Hope is not so fleeting, when considering how it flirts and cajoles us, intentionally

When we share the true power of hope, with those we love, we create new possibilities

Regardless of who we are in this world, whether ninety nine, or only three

Within our respective life circles, we want to believe, in our hope and we hope, that our choices are free

Yet we all hope to embrace, the true power of hope -

In the hope, that every hope, we ever hope for, will be...

And our lives do gain, the power to see... ourselves, as truly happy.


* Words by Pearldiver *

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The true power of your hope, comes from within...

Thank you for taking the time to read my words. I 'Hope' you enjoyed these poems here and if so, please feel free to let your friends know that hope really does exist when they least believe and when they most need it. Perhaps, one day all our hopes will ensure that we live in a happy environment, within a happy world and most importantly, are happy in ourselves, rather than loosing great portions of our lives pursuing our own lack of faith in ourselves and others. Enjoy your life and the people you share it with and you are half way there... take care.. Pearldiver

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Pearldiver, I kind of got the shivers seeing your book cover image. That is one powerful sculpture. I wonder why you chose that particular image? For me it speaks to the plight of indigenous peoples who lost so much to genocide and colonization of their native territories. I find it difficult to see much hope there, as the father and child look toward a future where lands and cultural identity are lost. It just seems ironic. While I find your words inspiring and up lifting (and all the images you've used) I feel a mixed message coming from your choice of cover. I hope you will correct me if you think I am way off on that. Regards, snakeslane

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi snakeslane, thanks for pointing out this and giving me an opportunity to make a statement equally as powerful as the sight of an indigenous father teaching his child what it is to have a path and an understanding of it in life. The 'hope' is that exact possibility... one in which the negative influences of others, have no effect on the heritage within the bloodline.

Perhaps that is too profound to even consider for those who have no ability to look at the purity of the moment, or harbor resentment for people who deserve a voice for injustices done... I am such a voice and respect others of ANY race for their ability to be able to stand in moments that reflect life and hope and every other emotion felt by the father and child here... I do not offer offense with my words... if they are taken in a negative context, then I suggest that are read from the heart, as they were written!

The irony, if indeed there is any, may come from the fact that some, for whatever reason, are unable to see the moment I have written of or understand why words promoting hope are, in fact the very words that need to be publicly heard and delivered upon, when such crimes against the hopes of an entire nation and their children, have been swept aside as irrelevant and of no consequence... That is why a statement is required and why people from all over the world, like myself, disagree with how badly the indigenous tribes were treated! Read it then as tribute... to the hope of the father and his child!

Thank you for taking the time to give your perspective snakeslane... I would have always as man, fought against the injustice and despicable actions leveled at this child, by corrupt politicians and soldiers like Custer and alike... I would not be who I am if I could not publicly state that and endorse it with my heart.... cheers and I 'hope' you now understand my words and honorable intention... take care.. PD

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Thank you Pearldiver. The quality of hope is all encompassing is what I hear you saying. That my ancestors escaped genocide coming to this country just adds another layer of hope to the picture.

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh indeed snakeslane, but is far deeper than that and I feel the candor in your words... there is much love in the world for the indigenous tribes and their need to keep their culture alive, you know. For me, I read hearts not skin and as a result of that, I have forged my greatest friendships and experienced the greatest needs for hope and expectation.. that so many miss the importance of... Thank you snakeslane... the world is richer for your presence... PD

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very beautiful and impressive poem. Fascinating topic..... Mankind cannot loose hope, or else there is no living. I disagree with Snakelane about the cover, (no offense, Snakelane), I think the picture reflects the feeling within the poem..... People who survive any misfortune, be it genocide, or natural disasters, have to continue there life with hope, or life would mean nothing to them. All clouds have silver lining, probably was written with hope, hoping for things to turn better.

But I do believe in miracles, just look around you.......

Enjoyed this piece very much..... Stay well, PD

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi LT, thanks for your review of this poem on the true power of hope, it is such a large element of people's lives and as major changes in the world occur, becomes at times, all some have to look forward to. I totally agree with your comments on survival and the importance of hope to survivors... though I also understand those who don't live with any dependency on hope in their lives...

This was written overall to be a positive piece and provide a perspective on hope that some may gain positively from. Such expectations should always provide an opportunity for objective critique, so in that respect, I am grateful for the earlier posts and the passion within them... isn't that what good poetry should promote... the passion within the words? Glad you enjoyed mine... cheers.. take care.. PD

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great read and thank you so very much.I now look forward to many more.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Eddy, thank you for taking the time to review this work and for your positive input... glad you enjoyed it. Hope life is treating you well up there, hope the polar bears don't reach your garden this winter Eddy :) Cheers for your support my friend.... take care... PD

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jantamaya 4 years ago from UK

I'm sharing and voting up this hub. It is beautiful and brings us... hope! :-) Thank you, dear Pearldiver, for sharing the beauty of hope with us.

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi jantamaya, nice to see that you enjoyed this piece, as much as I do appreciate your kind words and your sharing of this poem... Hope is always a positive reason to believe isn't it... so I hope that you and yours are well... We celebrated the future King's birthday here yesterday under a total eclipse and blood red skies... and within the hope of 64 kiwis who share the same birth day and his birthday party... he was like us! Cheers for taking the time to review this piece.. take care... PD

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Truly beautiful, your words of hope. Hope is eternal and everlasting, without it, life is just a drab existence. I enjoy your poetry so much. Thank you PD..Cheers..

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ruby, thank you for your positive review of this little set of hope poems.. really appreciate your kind words and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed this piece. Yes, life would indeed be bland without the seasoning of hope and its power to positively change our lives. I wonder if people really understand how important hope is when it comes to driving change, or in regard to personal development? Cheers for taking the time Ruby... you take care.. PD

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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Beautiful and Inspirational poem Pearldiver-It doesn't matter what obstacles we endure in this life. whether it's natural disasters, illness, discrimination etc... Hope is what keeps us going and moving forward. The poem made me think of things that gave me hope while I went through chemo, radiation and surgery after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Mostly my hope came from my twin sister and her kids as they cheered me on and told me I could get through it. Love is everything which gives us hope. Blessings my friend. I hit many buttons.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. I find myself on the cliff of the unknown. Your insights g brings your subject to life.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Such wonderful words and pics. Hope and faith are two things worth holding onto. Passing this on.

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Linda, wow... nice to see you my friend. I 'Hope' that you are well and doing okay... I really appreciate your input here, knowing that you in your very positive outlook are in yourself, one who inspires many and also talks from the heart. Thank you for reading this piece and providing your very real interpretation of hope and how it framed your life during such trying and uncertain times... we are all lucky that you applied and shared the power of hope to get you here today.

I'm pleased that you did and also that you enjoyed this poem... I must catch up with my reading and visit your pages... cheers for all Linda.. take care, ya hear! PD

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Such a wonderful uplifting hub you have provided. Great insight on hope being able to exist really because of unending faith. I can not thank you enough for such a positive and supportive read.

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Martin, thank you for reading this poem and for appreciating the overall message within it... I'm glad that you found the life pulse of the power of hope and can call upon it's reliability when needed. It is, I believe, the duty of every writer, on every subject (including death) to bring that subject to life... but I'm sure you already know that as a poet. Cheers also for your follow, I look forward to reading your work soon... take care PD

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Rasma, thanks for sharing this piece and for your positive review and comments... I really appreciate your input and true words on hope and faith. It seems so hard for some to find that balance in their lives though, doesn't it... they struggle to make the connection.. glad you did.. cheers, you take care... PD

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi shiningirisheyes, yes that is what I am saying in regard to unending faith... I find it logically and factually to be the binder in the mix, when considering hope from an 'outside' the box scenario and when reviewing the intuitive value of positive results as gained by those who have almost 'willed' their preferred outcome and then focused their resources on that outcome.

Most tend to only view hope as a standalone thing, without it encompassing other key factors and I wondered if maybe, that 'fragmentation' could contribute to not achieving desired outcomes. It is a very deep and realistic perspective. ... cheers for your positive and kind comments.. you take care.. PD

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wow Pearl Diver.. How beautifully said.. this is simply awesome.. without hope and faith what do we have? I am sharing this wonderful work.

many blessings to you


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Deborah, thank you very much for your welcome and highly complimentary review of the true power of hope... I do appreciate your positive input on this piece and your sharing of it.

I have approached the issue of hope and faith from the perspective of what ultimately is the preferred outcome for most people... the desire to be happy in their lives and from that perspective, the view of hope and faith certainly is different, than what we have been conditioned to see.

Cheers for your blessings and great support Deborah... and thank you for your words... you take care... PD

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

I think this should be prose, as many of my poems should. I love the context. We believe in unseen things, and hope is the essential quality that keeps us going. Always, you are a master of words,,, love yaz, lily

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

lilyfly, I made no insinuation of sainthood of any 'peoples' in my comment, if it appeared that way, it is not what I intended. My comment was a question to Pearldiver regarding his use of an image to illustrate the poem.

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Lily, thanks for taking the time and for your comments, glad you liked the context of the true power of hope. I do appreciate your support and opinion on those issues you know and interprete right, from having read the context of them objectively... so I haven't approved your second post, as it is not, in my view objective, even though you have made a couple of good points... but you have mixed issues really badly and the context you relate to, does not exist! The reference I made to 'bloodline' was meant generation-wise (Ancestors) nothing more than that and I certainly did not write this work as an opportunity to discuss or compare races!

"Pearl, the more insightful, the more special we think we are, almost guarantees we are not. I hear all this high-falootin' talk and wonder how deep are your privations? Your agonies?"

I do not believe statements like that are required if your intention is to be objective Lily... Where I come from... I interprete that as an attempt to discredit and put down the author! It also shows that you consider me to be presumptuous and false! I am exactly as I write Lily, I am extremely unique, by the measurement of 'average' - and I am exactly who I say I am... someone more genuine than the average person could ever hope to meet! Factually, I don't need to justify a single thing in my life... isn't that in itself - special? As far as who I am, as I said, in every poem I have written and published, exactly who I am.... end of story.. but get the context right! Otherwise, it looks like you're just trying to smudge the ink! Snakeslane was not out of line and neither do I believe was I in reply... read a poem I wrote called... 'Learning to become a Wave' if you want to know whether I'm special or not Lily.... my roots... unique... not average... how I value others etc! Cheers for worrying about my 'agonies' mate... take care.. PD

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi snakeslane, thanks for your comment here... I believe the context was lost, perhaps in the accent I used... we (kiwis) have a very special way of saying things, that usually, only other kiwis and Aussie's understand :)

Cheers for that... take care PD

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

Pearldiver, I feel there's been something lost in translation here, and I thank you, and lily for the passion to speak from your heart. I struggle with that, it's not easy, but it's worth the effort I hope.

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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Snakeslane, cheers... don't worry about not finding the passion to speak from the heart... make your words do that! :) and in that way, you will find that it is far easier... it's a good 'hope' by the way... take care.. PD

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hope makes us feel worthy and to look forward t something that may or may not be a kind of strength that makes use dream and and focus positively on tasks or events. Great words here on The True Power of Hope. To and for something in life is a fact of life.

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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Devika, thank you for that and for taking the time to comment... yes indeed, it carries a lot of weight and most important ambitions... and what I like about hope most of all, is that it is a measurable standard that applies in some respect, to every human being! Imagine if every human being took responsibility for that point? You take care... cheers.. PD

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