Hope Is Not Lost

by Jessica Millsaps

When the desperation hit

When the people cried in the streets

When everything felt at loss

Hope stayed, even though fleeing would be easier

When the eyes were full of tears

When kids and family were torn apart

By that last desperate gasp

Hope tried

When all else gave up

When all else backed off

When people lost all they had

Hope flew

When they cried

When the world was shocked with desperation and despair

When nothing seemed good

Hope worked

When those four (sic) planes crashed

When the buildings fell

When the lives were lost

Hope was there

Hope was only a tiny glimmer

Hope was still there

She ran to those who needed her

She worked to help

When all else failed

Hope didn’t

She flew through us all

Letting us know, we still had her

We just needed to look hard enough

Hope was there

Hope remembers.

Published by Robin

I'm a retired journalist who still has stories to tell. This seems to be a good place to tell them.

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