What Is Hope?


What is hope?
For some it is the reassurance in their partner’s eyes
For others it is the smile on their child’s face

For some it is the ringing of bells at morning prayer
For others it is the meal they share after a day of fasting

For some it is their ever changing calendar
For others it is the stagnation of their routine

For some it is the power of the stars and planets
For others it is the resilience that comes from within

For some it is the faith in a better future
For others it is the memory of a beautiful past

For some it is the birth of a new life
For others it is the acceptance of death

But what really is hope?
Perhaps it is just an idea that keeps us going…

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful ❤️

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Very thoughtful. ‘faith for a better future’ – yes, every time that I see young people demanding action I feel there is hope we will have a generation that values our planet and values other humans differently.

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    1. Yamini says:

      We are all investing our faith in the next generation.. hope is everything

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  3. utahan15 says:

    the way to cope daily tis

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  4. SMiLes Dear Yamini A Wonderful Poetic Description
    Of How Different People Or One Person Might Experience
    A Spectrum of Hope in LiFE Or LiGHT Or Love Or Faith Yes


    As True Hope
    is A Spark Deep
    Within A Synergy
    of Feelings Senses
    Yes Emotions a Beginning

    of Change for A New Chapter Of
    Our Life Stories Yet True All Words

    Are Only Abstract Constructs Yes Symbols
    Yes Forms That We Co-Create to Mutually and
    Consensually Do Our Best to Give, Share, Care,
    And Heal With The Essence of Our Experiences of Life

    The Art The Poetry the Painting of Hope is As Limitless as
    Human iMaGiNaTioN And Creativity in All We Co-Create of Life

    Yet It’s True

    There are Limits

    As That Applies to
    Nature and Nurture too

    For Where is Hope Where is Faith
    Where is Love And Belief in a Greater
    Story of Life For the Child the Teen the Adult
    And Elder Neglected And Abused in Life For Those

    of Us Who Have
    Crawled in the DarK
    Nights, Months and Years
    of the Soul Barely Able to Move
    At All With Loss of All the Spark
    And Flame Within True Once
    Again RiSinG Out of those
    Ashes Truly Becoming
    Naked Enough Whole
    Complete Indeed A
    Place Where All
    That’s Left
    is to Spark
    Hope in Someone else…

    SMiLes my FRiEnD An Air Force Psychiatrist
    Who Specialized in Combat Fatigue Once Said
    i Was His Most ‘Hopeless’ Case oF All in Fact although
    the Insurance Wouldn’t Cover it He Wanted to Implant
    A Vagal Nerve Stimulator in my Chest For A Medical
    Hope i Would Be Able to Feel Anything At All of Being
    Truly Human Then So How Did i Bring my Dead Christmas

    Tree to Life How Did i Color The Dried Up Branches into A Never
    Ending Colorful Newer Tree of Life True Poetry Provides a Way True
    Free Dance Does And Other Arts too When A Flame Within is Kindled

    Again Otherwise

    All That May Truly Be
    Left is Numb to Feel
    Where Pain May Be
    An Only Alternative to Feel
    At All In Life Just Through the
    Adrenaline and Dopamine Pain Brings

    This Explains A lot Why Some folks May Be
    Led Mostly Through Fear, Anger, And Hate and

    Others Drive Their Stories Forward with Hope, Love,
    Faith, And Belief That Carries them Higher instead of Lower

    Indeed the Ideologies are the Frameworks and Values of Life
    Experiences That Separate DarK From LiGHT Yet Again Without

    The Nature
    And Nurture
    of the Flame Within
    All May Grow Cold and
    Living Trees May No Longer Color Life..:)

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    1. Yamini says:

      We all see hope in different things, but what matters is that we hold on to it

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Yes Hope A 🌈
        Human Nature
        A Flame to Be

        Nurtured Alive😊

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      2. Yamini says:

        It’s so nice to hear from you 😊 you always have a powerful take on my writings

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      3. SMiles Dear Yamini
        Born With Autism
        Not Able to Speak
        Till Four Further
        On A Bi-Polar
        Spectrum of
        Great DarK And
        LiGHT too i Am
        A Canary in A

        Mine Who
        Escaped Before
        i Totally Suffocated
        Yet What This Means
        Is i’ve Worn Enough
        In Stale
        And Sails
        In Colorful Winds
        To Relate To Other

        Of Life
        my FRiEnD

        The Journey The
        Paths Continue
        “Saint Elmo’s
        Fire” Always

        In Sight
        Now With SMiles

        Thanks For The
        Great Inspiration
        Of Your Poetry

        On Your
        Soul True😊🙌🏝

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      4. Yamini says:

        You must have a lot of different experiences and stories to share

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      5. HeHe Yes Therefore
        Close to a 10.7 MiLLioN Word Long Form Poem And The Stories


        Older And
        Newer Both
        Grow And Birth🙌☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Butterfly says:

    Good post😄✨️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂


      1. Butterfly says:

        My pleasure 😄
        Have a fantastic day!!🤠✌️
        Butterfly 🦋

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  6. William says:

    Excellent post 👍😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. William says:


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  7. Simi says:

    No words, just applause.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 🙂


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