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The Fall of Hope

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Skyfyre
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The Fall of Hope

There lives a bird whose name is “Hope:”
The child of Joy, and Love --
In all the heavens’ wide expanse,
There flies no fairer dove --
Although it soars to eagle-heights,
And there triumphant sings,
The least rejection, gently told,
Can crush the fragile wings;
When falls to unfamiliar earth
What fathomed only sky,
It suffers mute, without surcease,
For Hope can never die.
Denial seems the surest balm
For wounds of infamy,
And so, to shadows, Hope retreats --
Ashamed to ever be.
But Life, unknown for sympathy,
Skips not the slightest beat --
And Pride endeavors to ignore
What it cannot defeat ...
So, Hope becomes the nagging ache
In Realism’s side,
Denied, but not completely masked,
Nor drowned by drug of Pride.
What once outmatched the sweetest dreams
Now seems a slow disease;
And Desperation seeks the aid
This illness, Hope, to ease ...
Unresting, and without relent,
The search will never end,
To soothe the pain of wounded Hope
That only Hope can mend.




 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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Skyfyre--this is exquisite---visual and true to spirit--thoughtful, and I know it is cliche' by now to say so, but it DOES FLOW...
Thank you, as hope is one of my favorite themes...enjoyed this much.
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Excellent Kess. . .

The flow is wonderful. . . and talking about Hope as a bird that can be crushed is an excellent metaphor. . .

Hope does still exist. . . even if there is nothing else. . . we must believe it to be true. . .

Excellent poem!!

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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3 posted 05-07-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kess~
This is an enchanted piece from your quill.
Softly rendered ... with such profundity.

'Unresting, and without relent,
The search will never end,
To soothe the pain of wounded Hope
That only Hope can mend.'

When hope falls - I hope I'm here to catch it and breathe life back into it before sending it on to someone else.

Thank you for sharing this ... my opinion is that it is one of your best to date.
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 05-07-2000 08:12 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Another masterful performance by you. Flows wonderfully and great rhyming.

All my love,
Jeffrey

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but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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Skyfyre,
   I wonder if we all realize what a wonderful talent we have among us. Your work is beautiful. I can honestly say your poetry is as moving as any I have ever read and I have read quite a bit. That includes any of the masters. You are truly gifted.
                  david2
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Kess I so enjoy your work...this is lovely writing, my friend.  

~ Claire

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Hope sucks.

So does falling.

But you do write it well, even if it's in a hurry.
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8 posted 05-29-2001 10:09 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wonderfully done, and a good metaphor.
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