Abandoning Hope MAG

April 7, 2011
By Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
22 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4


I love to sit
Listening to the birds
Singing sweet songs of redemption.
Their melodious whistling
Speaks to my soul,
Promising the hope of a new life.
In that single, solitary moment
I see it.
But something moves,
Makes a noise,
And it fades.
I try in pointless vanity
To call it back,
So it may speak to my soul once more,
But hope turns a deaf ear to my cries
And vanishes.
My dreams
And heart
Break simultaneously,
Because it's just not fair.
Why will hope linger for some
And abandon others?
I've tried to reverse it
And abandon hope,
But I still cling to it
Against my own will.
It only leads to disappointment.
Hope brings only despair
Unless it is kind enough
To quit teasing the hopeless,
The desperate,
And become reality.



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mem228 DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 18 2014 at 6:14 pm
mem228 DIAMOND, Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.

Awesome work!

KatsK DIAMOND said...
on May. 27 2012 at 4:23 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Wow. This was really good. Congrats on getting it in the magazine-- you do deserve it. If you could -and wanted to- check out some of my work, that would be great; you don't have to, though. I really like this!

on Nov. 7 2011 at 9:11 am
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
22 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4

Thank you so much. :)

on Nov. 4 2011 at 2:49 pm
Mandiella DIAMOND, Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Don't waste time. Start procrastinating now.

This poem is beautiful and powerful. I'm happy it is published in the magazine! You use lovely word choice . . . "melodious" is a melodious word. :) My favorite line is, "Hope turns a deaf ear to my cries". Fantastic job!!!

on Nov. 2 2011 at 1:26 pm
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
22 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4

Haha, hey Paramour13. :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 11:13 am
Paramour13 GOLD, Morris, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
When life leaves us blind, Love keeps us kind.

Agreed, Back to Innocence was very good :)

on Nov. 2 2011 at 11:09 am
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
22 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4

Thanks. :)

Niti-M BRONZE said...
on Nov. 2 2011 at 5:45 am
Niti-M BRONZE, Mumbai (Matunga), Other
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Thankss! :) I love yourrr work too

Sail_ BRONZE said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 12:20 pm
Sail_ BRONZE, Eugene, Oregon
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this was amazing! it drew me in on the first line! you have a true gift!

on Nov. 1 2011 at 11:43 am
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
22 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4

I adore A Letter to God. :)

on Nov. 1 2011 at 11:38 am
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
22 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4

I really, really like Back to Innocence. I can definetely relate. Very nice! :)

Niti-M BRONZE said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 7:31 am
Niti-M BRONZE, Mumbai (Matunga), Other
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Wow, i can relate to this so much. Extremely well written =) Do check out my work tooo! 

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 7:00 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

The title drew me in and from there I deeply enjoyed it. I also found it to be very relatable in the lines where you said that you were clinging to it against your will. I think a lot of people, myself included, do that.

Check out my work sometime?





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