POEM: WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANT OF HOPE IN OUR LIVES?

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How does hope affect our perception of the truth?

Hope is hopeless

Hope is lifeless

Hope is homeless

Hope is aimless

Hope is senseless

The meaning of hope is chance

Hope is to live by chance

Hope is a dead end answer

Hope is to be guided through darkness blindfolded

Hope is empty

We hope to lie to ourselves

Hope helps sustained lies

And the failure of hope is beliefs

We believe to hope

If we were to replace the “P” In Hope with an “R”,

The true meaning of hope would have been exposed

Hope is for those who are not willing to fight for their rights.

Hope is doing nothing to help shape our future and the environment.

There is no future in hope.

Therefore, we cannot hope for the best

For hope can blind our perception for a hopeless dream.

Don't teach our children to have hope

Teach them to expect result for their hard work

To have hope is not to believe in efforts

Expectation is having fate in efforts

Hope allows disappointments

We hope to be disappointed

We don’t expect to be disappointed

Expectation can only be declined by deceptions or a miscalculation of the effort.

After this poem we have realized that we have no hope, and that all of our efforts have been hopeless because they are counting on their efforts to expect result for their hard work.

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Pachuca213 5 years ago

Although this may be true to some extent, it seems on the negative. I am an optimist and I am a dreamer. I believe in hope and no matter how many times I am disappointed, I rise to the occasion and get back on my feet again. Working hard -- although necessary--doesn't always reap the rewards we expect either. So hope is necessary I feel along with working hard. But thats just me. All in all I enjoyed this poem!


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Coolbreezing 5 years ago from New York, New York Author

I love your comment Pachuca. It shows that you are thinking. However, if we were to replace expectation in place of hope, it would appear clear that when we hope all that we’re doing is putting a bet on expectation.

When we hope we are choosing sides. We are expecting the good results to be the winner. In a way if you really think about it there is no such thing as hope, there are only expectations. If you consciously or unconsciously did something wrong such as disobeying your job procedure, you expect a disciplinary action to be taken against you, but you do not hope for it.

For every action there is a reaction not that for every action there is a hope. We hope for a result that is a product of our efforts. If we don’t like the result it is only because our efforts have not been enough or our efforts are being overlooked, not that we’re not lucky. If our efforts are recognized by our society than we should get back what we put in. We can’t hope for it, we must continue trying to get that result.

We may hope because we love to dream, but the only time hope exists is when no effort has been placed to accomplish that dream. Once we have put in our efforts, we no longer dreaming, we now have expectation.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

Coolbreezing, you got my eyebrows raised. One definition for Hope is: "confident desire". That tells me that hope is an attitude and feeling that keeps us moving forward. The basis for Hope is the action that we have done. You have me thinking!!! I hope you will respond to this. Thanks for bring Hope to our attention.


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Coolbreezing 5 years ago from New York, New York Author

When we look up definition or a meaning of an idea to determine the validity of that idea, we must also study the action of the adjective that correspond to that word, and understand the end result it produces.

Therefore, if “hope” doesn’t elevate the person to have confidence we cannot say things like hope means “confident desire”, it doesn’t matter what dictionary you get the meaning from, it’s not a valid definition.

There is no confident or desire about hope. As a matter fact it’s even a contradiction to say that we get confident out of “hope”. If hope left us pending between -1 +1 how can we say that hope brings us confidence? In actuality we cannot, hope is thus not having enough confidence in our efforts.

After all, if we did we would have expected result from our efforts without having to hope for it. Whether or not the results satisfied our efforts depends on those who merited the efforts. Some will think that our effort deserve to be incremented others may not, it will all depends on their state of mind, interest and how they value our efforts.

You right about hope being thought of as an attitude, but it is not a feeling, and it does not help us move forward.

Hope is an attitude in the sense that some of us don’t put enough efforts into our passion, but yet expect positive result, whereas, others put enough efforts into their passion, continuously taken steps towards more positive result.

The above mentioned is an attitude that is base on Newton’s law of motion – for every action there is a reaction.

Meaning you’ll eventually get back what you put in as long as you understand the terrain at which you’re operating. If you don't understand it, you won't know how to turn your efforts into positive results.

If you do understand it, you must know how to work it so that you don’t sale yourself short, because you may be more valuable than you think. While the interest group would want you to think that you less valuable so that they're able to extract more out of you.

Hope cannot be thought as a feeling because hope is depending on effort to have that feeling. When we hope we are forecasting on what the positive and negative outcome could be. There is no feeling in that, the feeling is in the effort we have put in. We don’t hope to be the best for the simple fact of hoping, we placed the bet on our best effort.

Hope doesn’t help us move forward, our effort does. Efforts incorporate actions; we say we have hope because of the actions we have put in when in actuality it is the expectation of our efforts we depended on.

Therefore, hope can only exist when the person thinks that his or her efforts have not been sufficient enough. If the person thinks that his or her efforts have been good enough than from that point “hope” is no longer part of the picture, it is only expectation we are dealing with at this point.

If there is one thing I hope for is not to have all the Christans comming down on me because of that poem. After all, God would have wanted us to tell the truth.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

An amazing poem that took me by surprise. After reading your comments I began to think about the use of the word hope. My music students often say to me "I hope I can do this". I always correct them with " I know I can do this". I love being challenged in my thinking and you have given me that. I understand now, what I failed to understand the first time I thought about the subject of Hope. Thank you for teaching me. I am a fan!


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dashingscorpio 5 years ago

Hope is not always about being delusional. Sometimes you know you've done all you can and now it's out of your hands. All you can do is "hope" what you did was enough to get you what you wanted. (Hope or praying for the best outcome) in a situation after you have done everything you know how to do is human nature. Action is always required to move forward. Even a lottery winner has to buy a ticket!


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Coolbreezing 5 years ago from New York, New York Author

Hi! Vocalcoach

Thanks for the complement Vocal - we can all learn from each other if we're willing to listen.

And as for you Dash thinks for replying but I'm goring to have to refer you to this article below.

I believe that someone on hubpages already had that chain of thought in mind please read the comments from that link. Thank you for reading and let me know if you are able to find fault in my argument - It would be greatly appreciated.

http://hubpages.com/education/There-is-no-future-i


carisse 4 years ago

whoah! has life been that bad to you? I had been in the most horrible of horrible of a life countless times, but you know what sustained me? yeah, HOPE..i never lose hope.

we should always think positive. I pray to my God that He will enlighten you. God bless


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Coolbreezing 4 years ago from New York, New York Author

Thanks for that prayer Carisse - Yes God has enlightened me to believe that when we hope we are betting on expectation for our hard work. The person who bought the lottery ticket has invested the least possible effort on a dollar and a dream . It is call a dollar and a dream because like George Carlin said "you have to be at sleep to believe it." Nevertheless, it is through courage that we gain strength, those who have never struggle some have the least understanding of life.

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