A Poem of Hope for Children


I saw a rainbow,

A rainbow in the sky.

A multitude of colours,

It hit my soul then died.

Now I'm forever looking

Across my endless world,

My song, I sing it softly,

Just trying to be heard.

Outside, I hear a minefield,

But in my mind are thoughts -

Pictures of another place

Where dreams are found and caught,

And as I kick the gravel,

I wonder, why not me?

But then I see the rainbow,

One day, I will be free.

I think that life's not equal

And that's just how it is.

At night I burn a candle

In my mind and make a wish.

I wish for my tomorrow

To bring sparkle to my days,

And when I see the rainbow

I know I'll find the way.

I wonder, when I'm older,

The person I might be -

A teacher, or a doctor,

People looking up to me.

Beyond the clouds, life's hidden -

I think that's for the best.

Dreams, they keep you going,

Reality, much less.

So here I am, just waiting,

My mind, I keep it strong.

A rainbow's end is magic,

Believing isn't wrong.

I hold the good inside me,

Forget about the rest,

The sky, it holds the answers,

But rainbows are the best.

This poem is dedicated to all the children throughout this world who face major difficulties in life and are holding on to hope.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

a precious poem and one full of emotion and a genuine heartfelt need. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of real life's challenges.Thank you.

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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

Truly one of the most heart felt poems I have read in years.

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Polly C 4 years ago from UK Author

@ whonunuwho - thank you for reading and for your beautiful comments :)

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Polly C 4 years ago from UK Author

@ Matthew Weese - thank you, that really means a lot to me :)

Cpharo 3 years ago

Kept me strong..... Am in desperate need of funding to finish my studies and all my family members have totally turned a blind eye on my cry.... Such poem keep me strong and in hope that something will come up and get my Degree, and be able to support my sister and brother.....

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Polly C 3 years ago from UK Author

@ Cpharo - be strong and always believe in your dreams. Never let go of hope - I don't know where you are, but I hope that everything turns out well for you :)

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janell93 3 years ago

This poem has deeply touched me, it is so inspiring. Loved it.

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Polly C 3 years ago from UK Author

Hi janell93, I am so please you liked the poem, it means a lot to me. Thank you :)

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