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Hope, A Little Remained

Hope, A Little Remained

She walked the creaking floors of the rat-infested room,
trying to remember what tragedy had sent her to this shabby place.
Her heart felt the desperate pains, that lost love sends in aching waves,
praying her sleeping infant does not wake and cry out from its feverish thirst.

He paced the cold cell, languishing in deep misery, heart shattered,
each step an eternity echoing curses, a testament to his broken pride.
Although thousands of miles apart, he felt her loss, never-ending sorrows,
dawn would come, priest would take his last confession, yet Hope remained.

7-03-2018
For Silent One's,  eight lines of fate, when you wonder if it is too late.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 8/26/2018 3:59:00 AM
very very touching
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Date: 7/30/2018 6:23:00 AM
Ahh, such a lovely poem this is, I don't know how I missed it but I am glad that I come across this one,you have given the true justice to the topic" 8 lines of fate, when you wonder if it is too late" good luck my friend and have a really nice day
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Date: 7/29/2018 4:35:00 PM
To be parted puts both parties in emotional chaos. Hope for a reprieve or hope for her situation to change for the better? I would think a little of both. I loved the sense of empathy in your poem Robert. Poignant and creatively written! : )
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Date: 7/28/2018 4:15:00 AM
Indeed, hope is a treasure. Interesting poem to read, all the best....Lekau
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Date: 7/28/2018 4:04:00 AM
Very moody and atmospheric. Excellent imagery.
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Date: 7/28/2018 12:31:00 AM
Your imagination grabbed your creativity and together they soared on this write. I was captivated, even felt suspense intense enough to ready it twice. Put this in your "Wow" section! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 7/27/2018 5:35:00 PM
Hello Robert, Best of Luck in the contest with this entry!! I like the way you have juxtaposed the terrible realities both of these people faced in their separate, but shared situations of true hurt, tragedy, and pain. Superb Work!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 7/26/2018 9:57:00 AM
"Eternity echoing curses." Wonderful, write, Robert. Absolutely heart wrenching. What could have inspired your deep insight? Thank you, Brother. Kev
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Date: 7/25/2018 2:08:00 PM
Love the final fate of hope, the heavenly suggestion, truly original; a fave Robert;-)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/26/2018 5:20:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Always a true and great pleasure to read your comments, insightful and magnificently creative poetry my good friend! I pray all has been well with you and yours!
Date: 7/24/2018 10:24:00 PM
Wow! Robert, your deep and poignant poem resonates with emotion that reaches down into my heart and soul. Dynamic and dramatic imagery tenderly adorns your magnificent and moving write. Congratulations on your excellent win with your beautiful poem. Warmest wishes my dear friend.. ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/26/2018 5:19:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. I am blessed to be able to read and learn from so many truly great poets that present their works here! I only which that I could better keep up with the reading, commenting and overall participation at this the very best poetry site/forum on the internet!
Date: 7/23/2018 12:17:00 AM
How did I miss this beauty of a write. I'm glad I came across it now. Deeply emotional, heartfelt and touching verse, my friend. Congratulations on your win in the contest, Robert. A fave for me. T.J
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/26/2018 5:15:00 AM
Thank you my great friend. Very pleased that you have enjoyed reading this one! Sometimes the theme of a contest inspires in a surprising way when one decides to write to enter.
Date: 7/21/2018 9:42:00 PM
Congrats on your podium finish, Robert. Well done.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/26/2018 5:13:00 AM
Thank you my friend. God bless.....
Date: 7/20/2018 11:59:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Such a sad, depressing story, a different take on fate, and still a spark of hope. Well done!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/26/2018 5:10:00 AM
Thank you my friend. God bless.....
Date: 7/19/2018 7:47:00 AM
- Many of the poems are so beautiful that they hit me in the heart ... I'm so glad I'm not going to judge ... I'm just gonna congratulate you on your beautiful win, Robert :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/20/2018 1:40:00 AM
Thank you my good friend for your kind and generous comment.
Date: 7/19/2018 7:21:00 AM
Always keep the hope Robert, sometimes it is all we have.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/20/2018 1:40:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. It was a great pleasure to be inspired to write for your contest!
Date: 7/4/2018 7:04:00 PM
Such an emotional and deep write Robert, this one has 'Winner' stamped all over it, however I will wish you the very best of luck in the contest my friend. Superb as always and a Fave for me....Maria hugs
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/6/2018 7:17:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. I visit your page and read there often to inspire me to compose, as your poetry gifts so very much to its fortunate readers!!
Date: 7/4/2018 5:25:00 PM
Eight great lines Robert...written with style and drama...love & light...^WW^
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/6/2018 7:14:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Always a pleasure to read your poetry and your kind comments when you visit my page.
Date: 7/4/2018 7:04:00 AM
Hi Robert, Wishing you luck in the contest, i hope this one does well for you my friend. It matters not what you write my friend. whether it be of the deepest sadness or the most uplifting love, your words ever sing in the stars. Written with such honest emotion Robert. Excellent content, and again, an excellent write. this has to be a fave. Your friend always....Mike.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/4/2018 11:22:00 AM
Thank you my good friend. So good to hear from you! I see that you have been composing more beautiful poetry yourself! Your poems are always a pleasure to read......
Date: 7/3/2018 9:14:00 PM
Well done, hope you do really well in the contest. I will add this to my favs. Just posted a new poem. I would love to get your input.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/4/2018 11:19:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I will check out your new poem..
Date: 7/3/2018 5:50:00 PM
I think that is the most sad and bleak composition that I have read from you to date Robert. Poignant. My best to you in the contest! xomo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/4/2018 11:18:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Fate both blesses and curses.... Most prefer to write about its blessings, but life is full of its sad and tragic curses too.
Date: 7/3/2018 5:39:00 PM
Wow, Robert, classical poetry, love the story.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/4/2018 11:16:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I did so enjoy writing this....