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Ray of Hope

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Ray of Hope

 A season of storms we weathered
Fought against the waves of rain
Tried to build our own shelter
With what we had left
Scattered all around us
Only for it to be blown away
Leaving us naked
Exposed to the elements
Shivering from being soaked
We could feel it in our bones
Weary and worn
Our spirits beat down
Finding no relief
We began to seek escape
In all the wrong places
Only to travel in circles
With no direction
But we kept trudging through the mud
Against the relentless wind
Losing sight of the plans laid out for us
Losing sight of what we held close to our hearts
Only looking at what we lost
Losing the sense to fight
Until we were neck deep
Until we were drained
Until we had nothing left in us
Until it seemed all hope was gone
Of escaping this never ending season
Solid ground was nowhere in sight
Our knees buckled and we fell
Crawling with every last thing we had in us
Until we collapsed
The fight was over
Laying there realizing
What we were losing
That we gave it our all
Fought with all our might
But that we could no longer continue
This seemingly never ending battle
Our vision had become cloudy
We lost our way
We lost everything so dear
Raining pelting down on us
Mixing with our tears
Unable to hear our sobs
Unable to hear our hearts break
Over the roar of the thunder
We done all we could do on our own
The only place to look is up now
Look to the heavens
To see a break in the clouds
A ray of sunshine beams through
As the last drop of rain falls
Glistening like a diamond
We are bathed in light and warmth
Relief washing over us
A single ray of hope
Beckoning us
As the clouds roll away
Seeing the beauty
All around us
That was always there
Masked by a season of storms
Trying to survive them on our own
Instead of seeking The Shelter in the storm
We find the strength to stand
Embracing each other desperately
Realizing what we almost lost
Crying tears of joy
Something happened inside of us
Our eyes were opened
Our hearts softened
Filled with hope
Neither has felt before
Hand in hand
We began to walk in the direction of the Light

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  1. Date: 8/5/2011 11:20:00 AM

    This is a Ray of Beauty. What a wonderful write

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 12:46:00 PM

    This is quite a story. Though I am not sure whether it is literal, it does remind me of my five years in Florida. We lived through 3 major hurricanes. Many died, many lost homes. We only had some structural damage and loss of vehicle, and pool filled with palm trees. I also read this aloud and found much metaphorical value. So go figure! very NICE! Two thumbs Bulging to the Heavens!!!and a SEVEN!

    Righting Riley - Shauna Riley Avatar A Rambling Righting Riley - Shauna Riley Date: 1/12/2012 11:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is about surviving the storms of a relationship and trying to start back over...about losing the desire to fight for what you stand to lose, because you've been through so much...