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Hope For Finding The Right Person

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At 70, I gave up reading poetry and attempting to write it. At 77, I was diagnosed with cancer and do not really know how long I have left. Instinctively, I turned back to poetry to ease the...

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Don't Give Up

© more by Jeff Bresee

Published: October 2008

We wait for what we long for.
We long for what we need.
Impatience and anxiety
Give root to errant deed,
Which grows to yield but heartache,
The fruit that poisons trust,
And so to shadow we recede
And hope descends to dust.
But somehow from the ashes
The will to try again
Doth mend the heart
And forge the path
In search of that one friend
Who never will betray us,
Who never will go astray.
But fear still lurks upon the thought
While waiting for that day.
We'll simply stumble once again,
For we know not who to trust,
Thus thoughts becomes an enemy,
But conquer them we must.
For surely there is someone
Whether "Shining Knight" or "Bride."
Then all shall have been worth it,
Our "Last Hope" justified.

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  • WordDodger by WordDodger
  • 3 years ago

At 70, I gave up reading poetry and attempting to write it. At 77, I was diagnosed with cancer and do not really know how long I have left. Instinctively, I turned back to poetry to ease the sense of loss of future. Ironically, I feel I have a greater understanding of things poetic than I ever had. I might even have another shot at writing, who knows? What have I got to lose?
Vitai Lampada.

  • Anthony Hopkins by Anthony Hopkins, Dayton
  • 9 years ago

This poem touched me from the inside out. It let's me know that God is with me every step of the way. I cannot give up my quest for success in anyway, shape, or form. It makes me reflect and think about my life personally and the ways to resolve conflicts.

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