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Hope Is for Him

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Set the Mood

My son is my hope where there would be an empty void otherwise.

My son is my hope where there would be an empty void otherwise.

Bodies of the sick have been piled high,

Upon a truck driving into afternoon skies.

Hope is now seeming like a sweet little lie,

So much so that I could nearly cry.


From the right to the left, and then back again,

The end to this madness we want to know when.

Hope is but a dream, a distant friend,

And where we need it now there is only a then.


Violence and pain brought down on our head,

Bad news seems all there is to be read.

Hope is the only thing between us and the dead,

Rest in peace to those who on the way were bled.


Darkness has fallen over all of my thoughts,

The love I should feel within my heart rots.

Hope hidden by vitriol the landscape it dots,

About time we came up with some hope-bearing plots.


Even in the oft-barren hellscape of life,

We find reasons to believe there's end to the strife.

Hope can be brought by the end of a knife,

Or we can fill all with our love so rife.


I find my place in the eyes of my son,

It is for him my every battle is won.

Hope is his reward less important than none,

And he shall receive it, or I'll never be done.


Hush now my boy, and don't shed a tear,

Let your father burn away all of your fear.

Hope is so close, oh it is so near,

And I'll make the path to it so very clear.

Everyone Pales in Comparison to His All-Encompassing Importance

To say that my son is the most important thing in the world to me would be an egregious understatement. He is my hope, he is the reason I better myself, and he is the only reason this world is worth making better for everyone. Where there is the darkness that poisons my soul, he is the shining light that cleanses me.

In your darkest of times may you always find that shining light to guide you back to hope.

Comments

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 02, 2021:

@Peggy: He really is a cute little monster, and he is the deepest inspiration in my life. Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 02, 2021:

@John: It's a strange feeling to want to give everything for another human being, and had I not become a parent I never would've known it to begin with. We have to make the world a better place for them, or we need to die trying.

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 02, 2021:

@Brenda: Thank you for the compliments, and even more for the word prompt! It'd be a much different situation in my life if it weren't for my son.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 01, 2021:

First of all, your son is so cute. It is wonderful that he inspires you, and I enjoyed reading your poem about hope.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 01, 2021:

Excellent poem in response to Brenda’s prompt, Kyler. Our children are what drives us to be good examples and to attempt to make the world a better place. We have to at least instil hope in them. Your love for Lucien is vividly clear.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 01, 2021:

Kyler,

I love this heart felt poem you have written.

I think we can all relate to this part:

Hope is but a dream, a distant friend,

And where we need it now there is only a then.

In these days we are living in it is so hard to find hope.

I am glad you have found yours.

In this next part you write:

I find my place in the eyes of my son,

It is for him my every battle is won.

Hope is his reward less important than none,

And he shall receive it, or I'll never be done.

It is so refreshing to see a father hold so much love for his son.

To know he wants to pave the way ahead so his son can have hope.

Great write my friend.

I will post a link to the word prompt article.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 01, 2021:

lol...What I have said is 100% true, Kyler

Blessings

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 01, 2021:

The way you see the light between the darkness of most of these lines is a sign of hope in and of itself, Misbah. You are only adding to the loveliness! Stop before you flatter me any further.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 01, 2021:

Your Poem reflects the pure love of a father for his child.. it's lovely to read something lovely coming from a loving and caring father

Much appreciated !!

Blessings

Kyler J Falk (author) from California on April 01, 2021:

Your compliments are beyond kind, Misbah, and I'm sure Lucien would send all of his love and blessings right back to you if he could.

Thank you for reading!

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 01, 2021:

Kyler this is the most beautiful response to Brenda’s prompt.

You have paid a wonderful tribute to your son. This was emotional.

I wish and pray every happiness for the little angel. He is so cute

I am Sending a bunch of love to your sweet little boy.

Peace and Blessings to both of you

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