Sunday, 26 September 2010

Beyond hope and fear (inspired by Carry On Tuesday and Chad)

It started out as a feeling
which then grew into a hope
I didn't realise where I was heading
couldn't see the slippery slope

Experience became expectation
I found it harder and harder to cope
when things didn't go to plan
and disappointed my growing hope

The feeling, once lovely
was nowhere to be seen
instead anguish and anger
dominated the scene

The problem with hope is
She doesn't come alone
by her side walks her brother
Fear's the name by which he's known

So just stick to the feeling
Enjoy it while it lasts
Don't worry about the future
and let go of the past

If the feeling's unpleasant
just wait for it to go
Things seem to be solid
but they're always in flow


  1. What an interesting take on this meme! Yes, hope is a dangerous thing! Like pride it can come before a fall!

  2. Your final stanza makes a good precept to hang on to. It's like the weather lore hereabouts in NW France: if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes.

  3. Thought-provoking.

  4. Very thought provoking, one to take away with me and see what transpires.


  5. hope and fear - so right; and everything passes, everything... thank you

  6. Wonderful advice. I love what you did with the prompt.

  7. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment :-)

  8. you are very talented poet...
    love your work...
    carry pride,

  9. Thanks Jingle but I'm just playing. Real skill is something else ;-)