Treasure Island

Marilyn Lott

(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

A Boy In Hope


There is a place called Hope, Arkansas
Where a little boy grew up
No one ever dreamed that one day
His name would be on a special cup

At first he was raised by grandparents
They did the best they could
To give this little boy all their love
As all good grandparents would

The home in which he was raised
Was built in the year of 1917
But now a large foundation
Has turned a childhood into a dream

For this little boy as a man became
The 42nd president of the USA
A child who grew up in Hope
Would lead a nation some day!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Edited: Thursday, July 07, 2011

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  • Vaughn Bekker (5/24/2010 11:32:00 PM)

    very sweet, like most great things, they all start off small and unoticed, now the hope of a nation, good poem (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (1/17/2010 6:39:00 PM)

    Hope and dreams where would we be without them...nice poem to read
    with a big message thanks
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Vijay Gupta (10/5/2009 10:19:00 AM)

    Great men are great. They are born to make a boom in the world & enlightened the world. (Report) Reply

  • surya . (6/7/2009 8:36:00 AM)

    really nice and he deserves to in plenty too.nice
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (4/21/2009 10:28:00 AM)

    Nice poem. Straight language. No confusion. Vivid pictures. A good tribute to the present President. I like poems of this kind of narration where a bygone era comes very much alive. It conveys a lot of old flavor. (Report) Reply

  • Oluko George (3/16/2009 7:22:00 AM)

    Nice poem to Bill.Please write another for Mr.Obama.You are Creative and I understand you can. (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (2/6/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    Wow it was a great read...a boy who grew with hope will have a bright tomorrow...Nice tribute, ...10 (Report) Reply

  • Eddie Larkin (1/15/2009 9:03:00 AM)

    For me and most of my fellow Irish citizens there were just two Presidents that really won our hearts... JFK and, of course, Bill Clinton. I really love this tribute to Mr Clinton. (Report) Reply

  • Aijaz Asif (9/19/2008 1:21:00 PM)

    surely a nice poem...it shows no matter what dont loose the hope...like wisely said by our elders....umeed pe dunya qaim hay(just because of hope the world is runing) i think i've translated rite cause my english is not very much good its just ok :) ....a very good poem...thanks (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (9/13/2008 10:15:00 AM)

    we never know which way our paths will lead M lady I have three grown children who are all succesful in their chosen careers My eldest is a hospital manager He progressed from haemotology technician slowly but surely My middle daughter is ammrried to a lietenat colenel in the american army but has more qualifications in languages and business than most people tiwce her age My youngest is a consultant psychiatrist. Naturally i am proud of them. Np privileged back ground to assist them entirely by theirown efforts (Report) Reply

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