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A Ray of Hope

I see yonder
A storm gathering on the horizon
And the wind tightening its belt
to show its might
over the land and the sea.

I could feel it in my bones
The chill that numbs
your body, your mind,
As I lay on the good earth -
Forlorn, spent and lost,
Enduring the elements of Nature.

Over me is the foreboding sky,
And snuggling beside me
to get some warmth
is a stray dog for company.

Caught between a looming storm
And the savage sea,
Like an abandoned ship
I toss and sway
and couldn't steer myself ashore.

Like in a dark tunnel
I wait it to abate
to catch a glimmer of hope,
I wait
for a solitary star to shine
And show me the way!


For Russell Sivey's Contest: Enlightenment, Hope and Harmony
04/22/2013

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:46:00 PM
    Congrats on your win . Wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Hello Abdul, :-) I love the sound of "Enlightenment, Hope, and Harmony." Congratulations in Russell's contest. ~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 5:50:00 AM
    many many congratulations Abdul xx

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:42:00 AM
    Brilliant poem as a whole though I especially love when you drew comparison to an abandoned ship. Congratulations, Abdul.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Congrats on your win! I can see why it was chosen. You took me there, waiting for the storm to pass by - the dog companion was a nice touch. Masterfully done!

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 9:04:00 AM
    This is a wonderful poem of hope. Congratulations Abdul on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 6:07:00 AM
    Super write my friend worthy of first place xxx

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 3:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Abdul, i loved the imagery. Rick

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 10:52:00 PM
    Nice writing about you and your dog midst the elements. Congratulations on your first place win in Russell's contest. Well done, Abdul. :)

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 10:22:00 PM
    Excellent