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Dare I Hope? - Poem by Sophia White

Dare I hope to hope?
Is it safe? Is it right?
Am I hoping for nothing
But a black and empty night?

Hope should make me happy.
I should laugh, sing, and dance
Because I am hoping. Right?
Ha! Not a chance.

How is it that hope can leave me
Trembling in the darkness?
How is it that something so “good”
Should leave me feeling helpless?

Dare I hope to hope?
What difference does it make?
Fate will be fate in the end,
It will either “make or break.”

Does Fate regard my hope?
Does She listen? Or care?
Am I shooting for a star that
Simply isn’t there?

I cannot know! Oh, God
Why must I struggle with
This doubt that pulls at me
Rends me, limb from limb?

What sort of hope leaves pain
Where it should instead leave joy?
Is this hope at all? Or perhaps
Some wicked demon’s ploy?

I cannot know! Dear heaven!
How can I even begin to dare
To hope for something – anything?
Is no assurance there?

No promise? No guarantee?
I cannot stand it! I cannot!
The doubt is a plague
In my every thought.

Dare I hope to hope
In a hope that leaves me dry
And lost? How can I dare
To hope in hope? How can I?


Comments about Dare I Hope? by Sophia White

  • Veteran Poet - 1,357 Points Earnest Gatuma (11/7/2016 3:08:00 PM)

    Brilliantly examined! I love this poem...... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie purple moon (6/18/2007 8:37:00 AM)

    well done, this is a brilliant poem. we all know this feeling the world over don't we, but hope is what sees us through to the end, and in any situation if we look hard enough we see that light at the end of the tunnel, i hope you did. x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Isabella Anonymous (4/10/2007 1:36:00 PM)

    dear sophie, well done...at the state of mind that i am in, this sure hits the nail on the head, i love it...hope to see some more good stuff.. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Hope

  1. 1. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers , Emily Dickinson
  2. 2. To Hope , John Keats
  3. 3. Hope , Emily Jane Brontë
  4. 4. Oh, They Have Robbed Me Of The Hope , Anne Brontë
  5. 5. Work Without Hope , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  6. 6. The Hope Of My Heart , John McCrae
  7. 7. Since Thou Hast Given Me This Good Hope,.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. 8. Hope Is A Tattered Flag , Carl Sandburg
  9. 9. Love Without Hope , Robert Graves
  10. 10. Hope , Randall Jarrell
  11. 11. Song Of Hope , Thomas Hardy
  12. 12. The Instinct Of Hope , John Clare
  13. 13. Evelyn Hope , Robert Browning
  14. 14. Hope Holds To Christ , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  15. 15. Bird Of Hope , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  16. 16. Hope, Hope And Hope , gajanan mishra
  17. 17. What Is Hope? Hope Is Like , Ambrosia Ambrosia
  18. 18. Hope , Anne Kingsmill Finch
  19. 19. Hope Or Hope Against Hope , Kumarmani Mahakul
  20. 20. Hope For The Future , Joseph T. Renaldi
  21. 21. Lively Hope And Gracious Fear , William Cowper
  22. 22. The Hope Of The Resurrection , Vachel Lindsay
  23. 23. Love, Faith And Hope , Bob Gotti
  24. 24. The Pleasures Of Hope (Excerpt) , Thomas Campbell
  25. 25. Hope , Friedrich Schiller
  26. 26. I Hope I Hope , gajanan mishra
  27. 27. When There Is No Hope And Nothing To Hop.. , Shalom Freedman
  28. 28. Hope Dieth: Hope Liveth , William Morris
  29. 29. Sonnet Xvi: Delusive Hope , Mary Darby Robinson
  30. 30. Sonnets 12: Cherish You Then The Hope I .. , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  31. 31. Sonnet- Hope Is Always There , Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar ..
  32. 32. Enjoy Hope , Sandra Osborne
  33. 33. The Service Without Hope , Emily Dickinson
  34. 34. Hope , David Darbyshire
  35. 35. Don'T Give Up Hope , Sylvia Chidi
  36. 36. Good Hope Men's Prayer Breakfast , Luke Easter
  37. 37. Only Hope Of Survival , Amy Louise Kerswell
  38. 38. Stallions Hope , Sandra Osborne
  39. 39. Had I Presumed To Hope , Emily Dickinson
  40. 40. Hope......(Hope Reigns Supreme) , saadat tahir
  41. 41. 'Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here' , Not Long Left
  42. 42. I Hope The Best For You , sandy nobody
  43. 43. Only Hope Of Survival , Amy Kerswell
  44. 44. Suicide Is My Only Hope , Amy Kerswell
  45. 45. Dare I Hope? , Sophia White
  46. 46. Hope To Be.... , hazem al jaber
  47. 47. A Song Of Hope , David SmithWhite
  48. 48. Seamstress Of Hope , Patricia Gale
  49. 49. Good Hope Baptist Church Choir , Luke Easter
  50. 50. Hope Your Happy , Jessica Anonymous
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