What a heart-wrenching response to the "first/early poem challenge".
You appear to have allowed yourself to get out your emotions at such a young age. It is such a blessing, being able to write and think through your feelings. Your title "Past Hope", makes me believe that since this was your first poem about 6 years ago, that you were able to win your battles and "found" hope. I'm so glad you did ... keep writing ... you have a talent!
[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 05-31-2000).]