Hope Is

Hope…is the opposite of despair.
Hope…is the opposite of discouragement.
Hope…is the opposite of impossible.
Hope…is a life raft for a person drowning.
Hope…is oxygen for a person struggling for breathe.
Hope…is the sight of a parent to a child that is lost.
Hope…is the appeals process for the man on death row.
Hope…is dialysis for the person with kidney failure.
Hope…is insulin for the person with diabetes.
Hope…is heart surgery for the person with heart problems.
Hope…is a shunt for the person that is hydrocephalic.
Hope…is public transportation for those that can not drive.
Hope…is food for those that are poverty stricken.
Hope…is peace for those that live in domestic or war zones.
Hope…is a letter from family for the soldier away from home.
Hope…is a friend that loves and cares unconditionally.
Hope…is a dry, warm place to sleep for the homeless.
Hope…is a ray of sunshine, after a devastating storm.
Hope…is not a gift, it cannot be given.
Hope…is not tangible, it cannot be stolen.
Hope… is something that can’t be bought for any amount of money.
Hope…is the desire to overcome the odds.
Hope…is the desire to fight back.
Hope…is belief in yourself, above all others.
Hope…is something that comes from within the heart and soul.
Hope…is striving to be as successful as possible not matter what.
Hope…is accepting limitations.
Hope…is forgiveness.
Hope…is going forward, even when it hurts.
Hope…is what carries us, when we are too tired to go on.
Hope…is to desire with some confidence of fulfillment.
Hope…is to persist in hoping against all odds.
Hope…is the expectation that things will indeed get better.
Hope…is magic in an otherwise very harsh world!
Hope…is access to the magic of discovering medical cannabis for healing and happiness!

by: Debbie M. Wilson
6-3-96

Read more of Debbie M. Wilson’s poetry at Debbie’s Place

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