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Hope Amidst Crisis


George Xu is passionate about tea, philosophy, literature, magic, and dragons.

At present, in these modern times,
Grave events such as calamities
Surround us, as well as crimes
Increasing in the cities;

Life for citizens have become tough,
And that resources are not enough;
We may feel the need to jostle
With others in all the city's hustle.

But as we look skyward,
At the the clouds that go onward,
We are reminded of something vast
And that stormy clouds do not last

So have hope and hang on tight;
Put all worldly concerns to rest
For everything will be alright,
As sure as the sun rises towards the west.

© 2020 George Xu


George Xu (author) from Philippines on July 14, 2020:

Lorna- Thank you for your comment! I'm glad you like it.

Lorna Lamon on July 14, 2020:

The world is in a sad state at the moment, however, your poem gives me hope for a better tomorrow. Lovely.

George Xu (author) from Philippines on July 13, 2020:

Flourish- I appreciate your kind comment! We are currently in crisis. A lot of big events are happening, the pandemic across the world, the Hong Kong Security Law being passed which inhibits citizens freedom, the Philippine government prioritising other unimportant things instead of the pandemic, the distrust, etc. I want to remind everyone these are all temporary and there is still yet hope even if it doesn't feel like so.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 13, 2020:

A very hopeful poem. I like your biographical description regarding dragons, literature, tea, etc.

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