''Hope Is For Real''
My life has been a tangled path, a ravaged garden follows my journey always.
Since a child I have lived with death's hand upon me, we are sort of friends by now.
Death has taken everyone I loved. The list is long, the names engraved in stone.
Oh yes, I am somewhat forlorn and write my sadness and pain in poems, so true.
But, inside me burns a fire, inside my soul there is life and hope. No matter what
happens to me, how many times death visits, how many times I have to start new,
I have hope in my future and have never, ever lost hope in the Lord.
each day there is life
in the songs of birds that fly-
let me spread my wings
April 29, 2016
Haibun with Senyru
For the contest, Hope
sponsor, Nayda Ivette Negron
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