My word for this year- Hope

I am starting off with this uplifting quote from Desmond TuTu. A man of great character who inspired millions. He will always be remembered with fondness and respect.

Without the shimmering robe of  hope,
Our souls stands naked, exposed
The world looks barren and desolate
Not a flower or tree in sight
Like a fairy, a wisp of light vapor
Condenses into a tangible form of hope
It anchors our heart and soul to life
Gives us a reason to wake up on the morrow
Lifts us up from the doldrums of sorrow
Dresses us in rainbows of dreams imagined
Clothes us, protects us and nurtures us
Without its shimmering robe we are defenseless

Written for;WQW #4 – Topic: Word of the Year or Writer’s Choice, hosted by Marsha



53 thoughts on “My word for this year- Hope

  1. This was so GOOD, it had to be shared! Thank you, thank you–and you also provided me with a post on a busy day, so I’m doubly grateful! Blessings and LOVE, Zelda💖

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  2. Sadje, that is one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever read. This is my favorite line, “Dresses us in rainbows of dreams imagined.” It is so metaphoric, just poetic without being hard to understand. Sadje, I hope you don’t mind, but I and using your poem as one of my quotes for my next WQW post which comes out in a few hours. I can’t believe that I’m just reading this, but I am super pokey this week (as usual!) Anyway, be on the lookout for it. It’s a work of art, my friend.

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