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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hope (05/04/06)

TITLE: Hopes
By Karin Ballstadt
05/08/06


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Hopes



I hope one day to be a mom.

I hope I don’t conform.

I hope that William likes me enough
To ask me to the prom.


I hope one day they all will see
The sacrifice I’ve made.
I hope they’ll fall upon their knees
And ask for my Father’s aid.


I hope my dad lives through this night.

I hope I don’t get caught.

I hope that when I climb this wall
My weight won’t break the knot.


I hope they’ll stop the hurting soon.
My back can’t take much more.
I hope they’ll know I love them despite
Their bitterness and scorn.


I hope I get an A today.

I hope my car is fixed.

I hope that when I get home
My drink’s already mixed.


I hope my Father heeds my cry.
They don’t know what they do!
I hope that when my side is pierced
They’d start their lives anew.


I hope that Reggie marries me.

I hope they did their chores.

I hope when I get on that stage
I don’t vomit on the floor.


I hope the end comes quickly now
So I can be reborn.
I hope that when I close my eyes
They’ll understand why I was torn.


I hope I’ll understand his pain.

I hope my kids stay well.

I hope to be a CEO,
Yes, that would be just swell.


I hope I do not frighten them.
I hope they’ll know my face.
I hope that they will see my scars
And know I’ve left Death’s Place.


I hope mom pays for college.

I hope my rent is paid.

I hope to be a teacher someday
If I can make the grade.


I hope they will talk of me.
I hope others will learn.
I hope that they will spread my love
And with the Holy Spirit burn.


I hope I get home safely.

I hope that bug is dead.

I hope that when my fingers slip
I won’t fall and crack my head.


I hope they’ll see the futility
Of hoping on their own.
I hope that when all others fail
They’ll turn to Me alone.


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Diane Rowland05/11/06
I like this! Well done.
Helen Paynter05/14/06
Lovely poem - very cleverly devised and executed. Real writing talent here.
Trina Courtenay05/16/06
I really enjoyed your poem. How you intertwined Hopes was great.
Sherry Wendling05/16/06
Bravo! Truly creative content, encased in flowing poetry. Best of all, you had something profound to say and got it across beautifully without having to spell it out. Powerful. Keep writing!