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Hope. - Poem by Alfred Castner King

Hope is the shadowy essence of a wish,
A fond desire which floats before our eyes;
With lurid aberration, feverish,-
We clutch the shadow which elusive, flies;
Though at our grasp the mocking fancy flees,
Hope still pursues and soothes realities.

Hope, as a mirage on the desert waste,
Lures the lost traveler, by a vision fair
Of gushing fountains which he may not taste,
Of streamlets cool depicted on the air;
With tongue outstretched and parched he onward speeds,
But as he moves the phantom scene recedes.

In the foul dungeon or the narrow cell,
The prisoner doth pace his lonely beat,
And as he treads, his shackles clank a knell
Responsive to each movement of his feet;
Yet through his grated window, he discerns
The star of hope which ever brightly burns.

A noble ship her ponderous anchor weighs,
Glides from the harbor and is lost to sight;
A young wife waves farewell. As many days
In passing turn her golden tresses white,
She scans the horizon through a mist of tears,
Hopes for that vanished sail which ne'er appears.

A galley slave in age and clime remote,
Chained to his seat, unwilling plies the oar;
Before his eyes fond dreams of freedom float,
He hopes amid the battle's crash and roar;
And as the waves the imprisoned wretches drown,
Hopes, as his fetters draw him swiftly down.

A mighty host in force of arms we see,
With march invasive, cross a boundary line;
At its approach no freemen turn and flee,
Each with his life defends his family shrine;
As burning homes illuminate the sky
With ghastly light, they hope and fight and die.

Beside the bed where rests the pallid form,
Of loved one stricken with the fever's breath,
E'en when the loving hands, no longer warm,
Portend the sure and swift approach of Death,
Hope holds the spirit in its house of clay,
And with that spirit only, soars away.

The guilty wretch, for murder doomed to die,
Hoped, in his dungeon as the death watch paced,
Hoped, as the death cap veiled his evil eye,
Hoped, as the noose around his neck was placed,
Hoped, as the chaplain read his final prayer,
Hoped, as he struggled in the viewless air.

In the glad sunshine of life's vernal spring,
Hope buoys the spirit with expectancy;
Hope with her dulcet voice and fluttering wing,
Sings of life's goal with siren harmony;
When silvered temples tell that life declines,
That goal, though yet unreached, still brightly shines.

Yes! As through failure and vicissitude,
We sail along with many an adverse wind,
Hope plants her beacon in the tempest rude,
And leads with generous radiance unconfined;
And when the yawning grave receives its prey,
Hope speeds the spirit on its astral way.

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Poems About Hope

  1. 301. Hope. , Alfred Castner King
  2. 302. Villanelle: Hope Not Hope Against The La.. , T (no first name) Wignesan
  3. 303. Hope , Christie Maker
  4. 304. Hope , Jon Hadley
  5. 305. The Audacity To Hope , Samah Khan
  6. 306. Reality Is A Blade , Mary Gilliam
  7. 307. Hopes , Nez Nut
  8. 308. Roses Are Red , James Hernandez
  9. 309. Hope , Sajad Wani
  10. 310. I Hope God Hears Me , Tashi Coote
  11. 311. Hope You'Ll Be There? , Silkina Mankotia
  12. 312. My Hopes For You , Jeffrey Omarino
  13. 313. Hope Your Happy With Your Life , Ralph Acosta
  14. 314. Hope , Lauren Harper
  15. 315. Warranted Infidelity , Minsmif Poetry
  16. 316. Dare I Hope? , Lolita Hiroshi
  17. 317. I Hope , Kailee Falvo
  18. 318. I Hope She Knows , richard ferdin
  19. 319. Hopes And Fears , johanna damon
  20. 320. Hope And Memory , Joanna Baillie
  21. 321. When Hope Fades Away , E.W. Griffith
  22. 322. Hope Is A Bird Wordless That Sings , Aniruddha Pathak
  23. 323. Hope In Despair , Martin Ayanbare Ayankola
  24. 324. The True Hero Of The Xxi Century Dedicat.. , Beken Arymbekov
  25. 325. Happy Birthday , vishal angel sharma
  26. 326. 'Honestly' , Bryan Hammond
  27. 327. One Day , angela coon
  28. 328. Life Hope And Freedom , Bamisaye Adeniran
  29. 329. Have No Say , Rozina ...
  30. 330. Pillar Of Hope , Gbolagade Taiwo
  31. 331. With This Kiss , Katherine H. Belle
  32. 332. 'I' Hope! , Ali Hussain
  33. 333. Always Be Your Friend , Chantal Lammerts
  34. 334. The Perfect Couple , Raghav Gautam
  35. 335. Sunrise Of Hope , MIRIAM JACOB
  36. 336. I Hope , Dannielle Bratt
  37. 337. School Is Back In , Angela M. Maynard
  38. 338. Hope , shannon jackson
  39. 339. As My Hope Dangles In Midair. , kamryn chew
  40. 340. Hope , Anuj Tikku
  41. 341. Espero , Eithne Melee
  42. 342. Hope , Abbie Rose
  43. 343. Hope Was There , Nicole Pearson
  44. 344. Hope , Trenay Anderson
  45. 345. Hope , Asit Kumar Sanyal
  46. 346. I Hope , Nina gáspari
  47. 347. Waiting , Brad Combs
  48. 348. Hope , Cookie Dempsey
  49. 349. Friendly Hopes , Istiqur Rahman
  50. 350. Hope... , Rununah S...
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