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A Flicker Of Hope

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I wrote this too long ago to even remember what inspired it.


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A Flicker Of Hope

Floating in the sanctity of a tiny tranquil sea,
hidden from the world by only a fragile wall,
unaware of the uncertainty of their own mortal future.

Wide innocent eyes blinded by a bright light,
unable to see the evils and prejudices of mankind
and the society that emulates his selfish nature.

Virgin ears silenced by their own innocence,
unable to hear the chorus of suffering
mankind has brought to bear on himself.

The sound of salvation beats within a tiny sea
while the impatient fingers of death linger outside
waiting for a chance to plunge in and stop the beat.

Each time Satan's hand swipes by the virgin soul
dangling helplessly from life's frail thread
mankind's last flame of hope begins to flicker.

Shall a world chorus of cries ring in their births,
or shall a soul numbing silence fill our vacant hearts? 

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  1. Date: 5/26/2013 7:16:00 PM
    This is free verse to enjoy. Your message is apparent and true. Thanks for this write. Randy

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/26/2013 7:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You again this is one of my oldies, but goodies.
  1. Date: 5/18/2013 7:36:00 PM
    A very descriptive and chilling view of the dwindling moral values in society. I am afraid there may only be a flicker of hope left. This is very moving and well written

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/20/2013 2:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You Kim
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Such a heavy-hearted poem.......and yet, many of us often feel this hopelessness.....until someone does something kind and good to restore our faith. ps.....many thanks for your challenge of word play.....and for my placement in your contest. my honor it is! thank you!!

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/17/2013 7:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You and your welcome. This is one of my earlier pieces of poetry and I cannot remember what inspired it. "Unknowing Hearts" and "Dear Rosebud" are my newest poems. Kim
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 1:36:00 PM
    this is fantastic.thank you for the place in your contest.take care

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/17/2013 7:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You and your welcome This is one of my earlier pieces of poetry. I wish I could recall what inspired it, but I cannot. "Unknowing Hearts" and "Dear Rosebud" are my newest pieces of poetry. Kim
  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:56:00 AM
    We must keep faith and hope. That flicker may flicker but it will never be put out. Great write thank you for sharing. God Bless. Dave.

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/16/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You again Dave! I wrote this one so long ago I can't remember what inspired it, but i wish I could.
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 10:40:00 PM
    If there's one thing we desperately need in this life it is hope...very good Kim...love,Deb

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Deb. Kim
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:04:00 PM
    Hope, is the only passion that keeps us going. Even the smallest flicker should be kept safe. I don't wish to live in a world where all hope is dying right before our eyes. A very good opening poem Kim, it flows with a small touch of light, that should never be given up... always~ Linda

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you again for the compliments. This has got to be one of my earliest pieces because it was written in pencil before I put it up here. I began keeping everything I wrote when I first attempted college years ago. I do not remember what inspired it at all.
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 8:55:00 PM
    a LITTLE SIDE NOTE: Kim, I read your comment on the bottom. I've been writing poetry for over 27 years... wow... I was only 11, sitting on the side of a barn around my parents house. I to prefer the free- verse... But, I have a name for my poetry... I call it free-falling PD style.. he he he:-) xox~ Linda

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wondered what the "free-falling"meant that is cool. Poet Robert Frost had the best comment as to why he did not write metered verse much: When asked his reply went something like this, " The English language breaks in every direction with every attempt to command it."
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 8:04:00 PM
    you are extremely talented at free verse poems, but try to challenge yourself to try something new. i would love to check them out soon. mary

    Morrison Avatar Kim Morrison
    Date: 5/14/2013 8:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have been writing poetry for over twenty years and I can write in any format. I do have a Villanelle and a alliteration poem up here. I prefer free verse because I find many of the other formats creatively constipating. kim