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Four Poems of Hope

Poem 1 by Dan Carr

Hope is brave

Having hope takes courage

For one to have hope and be let down is the bravest thing there is

And yet we are all driven by hope

Hope that it will get better

Hope that we will finally receive our answers

Hope that hope even truly exists

Because when hope lets you down

There seems to be nothing left

Poem 2 by Angelina Squitieri

Although the road has ended, it is time to go in a different direction. 

Our minds are craving something different. It’s time to be independent.

Now we are all spreading our wings and flying to a new place. 

We all go at a different pace. But remember that it is not a race. 

We will get there when we get there. Things will not always be fair. 

We have to fight for what we want. We have to try. 

We have learned so many new things and lessons that will stay with us forever.

Although things will never be the same, we will always keep them at the back of our brains. 

So, go in the direction of your dream. And if things get hard. Just remember to take a breath and look up at the sky. Things usually aren’t always as hard as they seem.

Poem 3 by Rose Russo

Do you see that light?

That beautiful light, at the end of the tunnel

The light that shows you hope

That one day, the world will go back to normal

No more abandoned stores, no more empty streets

A world like before, where there were people everywhere 

Friends talking and walking, people together

Not being distanced and no masks being worn

That’s what I see, when I look into the tunnel

And I hope that one day, that light will turn into a reality again

Poem 4 by Brandon Ozen

We all need some hope and light

To help cope with the feelings we fight

Once it’s sunny and kids are riding bikes

Or when we can finally start taking flights 

Is when we will finally be alright

Can’t wait to hold loved ones tight

Happiness is always in sight 

And don’t ever be afraid to reach new heights

Even In the darkest of times that should be your little light

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