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Hope in Dark Times

May 3, 2013
By Netnel GOLD, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Netnel GOLD, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
17 articles 1 photo 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Why must we live,
Only to die?
Why must the sun leave?
For the moon to come

Is it Justice,
If it has so many casualties?
Is our time here,
Something left up to fate?

We have a choice,
For without choice,
We would not be who we are,
For fate doesn’t control us.

There is always a light
No matter how big
Whether we accept it or not
That is for us to decide

So we must be hopeful
So we must strive forward
For if we don’t
Then who will.

The author's comments:
When the light has died, make your own.

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on Sep. 1 2013 at 9:57 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I like the internal dilemma in this poem—your method of asking questions and provoking the reader to think deeper about their purpose in life. I really appreciate how you write about hopeful things, and deep things, instead of cliched love poems or something....it shows character. I really like this poem as it gives a puts a sort of responsibility on the reader, that they have a hand in their own life. Love it :) keep writing!