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Two-Faced Necessity

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Two-Faced Necessity

Hope is a fickle, contrary mistress,
tormenting the most courageous of hearts
and soothing concern with a soft caress.

She occasionally lurches what she starts,
like a roller coaster with faulty brakes,
tormenting the most courageous of hearts.

But all yearn for the concoction she makes.
Desiring the anxious thrill it provides, 
like a roller coaster with faulty brakes.

Found in the flowers at loved ones’ bedsides,
people cultivate the drug for new health,
desiring the anxious thrill it provides.

Poor men cling to it, eyeing wanton wealth,
essential as air in surviving life,
people cultivate the drug for new health.

She can always be found where there is strife.
Hope is a fickle, contrary mistress,
essential as air in surviving life
and soothing concern with a soft caress.


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  1. Date: 11/30/2012 6:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's "Hope" contest Brittany. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Brittany..Congratulations on your super win in this contest...Love O.A

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 5:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Brittany! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 3:11:00 AM
    Great words. Congrats....Seren

  1. Date: 11/20/2012 11:27:00 AM
    Me love this....Congrats...

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Brittany.. congratulations with your wonderful win in Craig's contest... always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Great write! Congratulations on your win, Brittany!

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 7:27:00 AM
    Gorgeous write! Congrats :)

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 6:42:00 PM
    A very true message and a bang up last verse too! Congrad's on your win in this difficult contest. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 6:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:29:00 PM
    I love how you knitted this tapestry together. So happe for your win. Well done!

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:28:00 PM
    YOU did GREAT with the form. Nicely personified and a very unique approach to the contest, Brittany. Big congrats on your worthy win.

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:25:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 3:25:00 PM
    congrats on your win Brittany

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations Brittany well done I found this difficult xx

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Nice work! Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Brittany, Like I thought before---a new star here--this is perfect personification in a form that can be difficult for some--but obviously not for you!!

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 11:55:00 AM
    well done congratulations ...Seren

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:43:00 AM
    Winning material written by you..Good luck in the contest..Enjoyed reading this morning..I am glad that I chose this one to read..Sara