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When you look deep within your mind or your soul,
where is your HOPE  and what does it look like?

How deep is the ravine that carry the waters of wisdom
and the relentless desire to be fulfilled? 

Do you wander in a forest of self determination
Knowing you either succeed or fail?

What is to be ; is to be, but by your design.
For only disappointment  will be your gain

And you will move on
To desire one more thing

What lack of soul lies deadened by man's mind?
Such limits placed on oneself, mere acceptance.

Overtaken by the drudge of earthly pleasure and sustenance.
Is it hope for fame or fortune; bread and water?

Or is HOPE alive within your soul?
The promise that all that is given will serve to your goal.

The desires of the soulheart, the ravine so deep, so fragile, yet; relentless.
Yearning for a Love so great,  as to almost deny the thought.

Fear if you have not found it! Are you lost in the muck?
It is there for the taking. You do not need luck.

Trust in the future, Love you will find.
Patience my soulheart, HOPE has been mine.

Copyright © Jeralynn Clark

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  1. Date: 7/28/2013 6:26:00 AM

  1. Date: 7/14/2010 12:05:00 PM
    Jeralynn, in your free verse, there are several wisdom couplets ,such as your second stanza. Over all this is an excellent Free Verse.Smile! Thanks for your comment. May take a hick, such as myself to write " The Barroom Bliss."LoL! But wisdom is found of her children, even in simple saying, such as this poem; what some of higher education, would see as offensive. The complexity of education has it's foibles. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/12/2010 6:36:00 PM
    Enjoyed this write tonight. Please check out my latest criminals part 3 when you have time.. ofcourse the story isn't true. Have a great day.

  1. Date: 7/9/2010 10:57:00 PM
    Smile ~ "Wonderfully Beautiful" ~ Such a well penned verse within a classic poetic flavour ~ Free flowing as a windings crystaled river; refreshing ones soul upon a hot sumers day ~ "Excellent & Sparkling Poetry" ~ "Much Love & Warmth," John!:) ~

  1. Date: 7/9/2010 6:38:00 AM
    hope,, holding on to that what if and going through with it,, beautiful write,, enjoyed...P.D.