Glimmers of Hope

Puppy ToniHadi

Photo: Toni Hadi

 

Even in chaos

Where foul mouths and ill deeds offer little beyond

Spin and mope,

You can find and define many glimmers

Of hope:

In the smiles of a child,

In the buds that push up from a freshly thawed ground,

In expanding delight of inquiring minds,

In the light that reflects from a window just shined,

In the wriggling joy of a pup under hand,

In humanity’s goals that your heart understands,

Your soul now demands,

And your words and your acts and your vote get behind.

 

 

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Light Luster

jaffa InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Light reflects

Days to nights

As old times

Watch new heights.

Ancient stone

Understands

Stories fought

Upon sands.

Waves recall

Rise and fall

Of the ebb

And the flow

Of times come

And times go.

 

 

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Antidote

not a pet OfirAsif

Photo: Ofir Asif

 

There are whispers

In the Ether,

Toxic stories meant

For loss of hope.

They are phantoms.

Do not listen as

Malignant news

Grabs scope.

Find instead

The breath of valor.

Seek the children,

Help them cope.

Hold up truth,

Unfurl your kindness

To withstand

Slithery slopes.

 

 

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Incubate Hope

Central Park early spring NY

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Hold on close

To the hope

Even if

It is a bit

Tired.

So no matter the noise

Distraction desires,

Hope remains warmed

In soul

Where truth never

Expires.

 

 

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I’d Rather Find Rainbows

Rainbow Norway AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

I would rather be joyful

I’d rather hold hope.

I’d rather find rainbows

(Won’t dismiss pots of gold).

I’d rather know light

In the dawn

In the dusk,

Feel the song of the earth

As it peals in my heart.

 

 

 

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For A Change

Teamwork PhilipCoons

Photo: Philip Coons

 

Provoking change

Need not mean

Torment or insult.

Better growth is

To be had:

Evoke hope.

Inspire trust.

Kindle progress.

Proffer light.

 

 

 

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Meandering

horse shoe stream Shiloh AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

When life turns back onto itself

When flow seems stalled

Or slogs to mud

Hope still remains

A promise curled in gathered clouds

For though they hide the current sun

They still meander

Toward a future

Of fertile streams

To guard.

 

 

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Things That Matter

down the mountain

Photo: Atara Katz

 

 

Congregate

Around the things that matter:

The hopes of young

To grow old

Without being gunned down

By hate long fed.

The voices that have gone

Unheard

By overwhelming glower

And will no more be silenced

By greed or dread.

Congregate

Around those who stand proud

To challenge unjust power.

It is the coming together

Which will pave

New roads

For change.

 

 

 

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Conjure Hope

Light IlyaRashap

Photo: Ilya Rashap

 

Conjure hope

From odd bits

Of despair.

Recall the magic

Of compassion

Summoned from thin air.

Remember how small light

Brightens

Everywhere.

 

 

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