Babatunde Idowu Ebenezer


Hope And Faith


Beautiful chicken cackling around,
Sunbathing with their caring mother,
Singing sonorously in hope of the future to come,
If the claws of the eagles could be outrun.


Blind eaglets listening intently,
Pecking for their swift mother,
Believing in faith of the dinner to come,
For the chicken liver is such a wonderful dish.


The chicken are hopeful with hope,
So they run and run and run to live.
The eaglets believe in faith,
So, they eat and eat and eat to live.


Hope and faith in life abound,
The Moses rod of small and great men.
The two ends of poverty and richness.
Words so close, yet so contradicting.


Hope is meant for people not living in grace,
In it abounds that doubtful word 'might'.
Faith is for people already living in grace,
In it lives that certain word 'must'.


Those who hope keep hoping till eternity,
Those with faith remove mountains with a command.
But then my grandfather used to tell me:
'Always believe and have faith in yourself and hope for a glorious future'.


Perhaps papa was right,
Perhaps papa was wrong,
But his grandson choose faith,
And leave hope be for the hopefuls.

Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Hope And Faith by Babatunde Idowu Ebenezer )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  3. To A Mouse, Robert Burns
  4. A Fond Kiss, Robert Burns
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. A Bottle And Friend, Robert Burns
  7. Address To A Haggis, Robert Burns
  8. A Winter Night, Robert Burns
  9. A Man's a Man for A' That, Robert Burns
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Quatrain number 5, Leong Ming Loong
  2. Bachelorette for Life, Donal Mahoney
  3. Engaged, Sarah Wiltshire
  4. The Call Of Two Trumpets, Tony Adah
  5. I sleep, gajanan mishra
  6. I Looked Up At The Sky And Didn't See You, Kyle Schlicher
  7. Quatrain number 4, Leong Ming Loong
  8. The world we are facing, Abby Sze
  9. Game of power, Funmilayo Adebimpe
  10. The Road Must End Somewhere, Kyle Schlicher
[Hata Bildir]