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Faithless Hope

Preface: I seem to be able to write pretty sad poems alot. I hope there is always some worthwhile moral or lesson learned with each. This one is about no faith when we hope and pray. Or maybe, we're praying for the wrong things. Yeah, I think we all do that. Well try not to get too depressed reading this. :)

When sunsets and starlight are clouded from sight.
And sweet dreams and moon beams aren't part of your night.
Where can you go for hope and a prayer?
When the bluebird of happiness falls out of the air.

Grey sky's deliver a message inside.
Your guadian angel tragically died.
The air was too sullen and heavy for wings.
And now the Archangel soulfully sings.

Where can people go when they've lost their way?
With holes in their pockets and nothing to say.
The end keeps encircling the rest of your life.
And endlessly tempts you to fall on your knife.

I can not blame you when you disappear.
I'd too turn around and not want to hear.
So solemnly I walk these streets all alone.
Just like a mongrel who looks for a bone.

Death and destruction are all that I see.
When faithlessly hoping there'll be more for me.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2012 5:31:00 PM
    This is an awesome poem Robert ,,,,, no I won't be depressed,,, I like it when I can feel what I'm reading or watching for that matter. Hey thank you for reading my " Life" poem ,,,I do watch "storage Wars" they drive me crazy with all their rude remarks to each other;} I don't think I seen the Peace Be On You Sista" one though,, Mab I should check it out on utube ;}Hey PEACE BE UPON YOU BROTHER ;} i LOVE THIS POEM .

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:37:00 PM
    we live and understand life by the means of opposites....if there is hope there is despair...if there is happiness there is sadness.....we can understand the difference only when we taste both......so if ur poem shows one part of the reality ,there is definitely other part to explore....

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 2:59:00 PM
    I am a soft touch for these emotional poems that wrench the heart Robert. It would seem there is a voice inside us that needs a compassionate ear to share the pain we so often feel when it is all too much. You wrote something I can identify with and so it is very special to me. A 10 for sure my friend!

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 10:04:00 AM
    I felt the need to stop by your list of poetry today Robert. I wish to thank you for your kind words on my writing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back here Monday. Love, Carol XX

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 7:08:00 PM
    Robert,I enjoyed your rhyming remarks today. They were really good!!! I still think you should do a book on that kind of thing!

  1. Date: 8/14/2012 5:43:00 AM
    When threads of hope and faith are dangling, prayer is what helps me gab hold. Yes, this is sad...but I'll keep swinging by my thread......I like your poem, though so deeply sad, it is well written, my friend !!

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Robert, it might be tragic and depressing, but it is an engrossing write. I really liked the way you expressed the sadness.