#197 of 365 – “old hopes”

“old hopes”

 

sometimes I miss the oblivion

blind youth affords

 

and the endless tomorrows

that innocence hoards

 

I am walking on a dried riverbed

of old hopes

 

where the dust of lost courage

wraps ‘round me and chokes

 

as I buckle underneath

of my prayers to sustain

 

till God sees fit

and sends nourishing rain

 

to soften the blight

of my inner terrain

 

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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6 Responses to #197 of 365 – “old hopes”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Lots to admire here; the metaphors just scream “dryness,” which is a recurring theme in haiku, so no wonder this is one of my favorites. Been sick for the past 3-4 days but just had to comment. ((hugs))

    Ron

  2. Starralee says:

    Oh wowza, this is powerfully good.

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