Tunnels of Tear, Shades of Hope

Updated on February 23, 2018
Endy Noble profile image

Endy is a motivation enthusiast. He believes in human development, loves poetry, and uses poetry to achieve his goal of impacting people.

Victory is a spiritual medal; only the scars from our daily struggles remind us how many of them we wear upon our souls.

— Endurance AUF Noble

Stanza I

The land is tranquil dark with piece of fear prevailing everywhere
As clouds of hopelessness prevails over the power of faith,
Man’s mind’s eyes can’t see the shade of hope that arose in the West
His, a squabbled faith dangling in vain because the heart is heavy
He can’t toss and buoyancy like the lily flowers upon the waters
He had weight like a stone and the sinking character of metals
The darkness is heavy, and the eyes of his mind can’t see through
I remember once when it is said, “’Light and darkness dwells’
Men have a choice to play the African flutes and dance
Or let the singing birds sing their unwritten lyrical songs
For the dark tunnel of tears is only a tiny part of the large beautiful world,
And the shade of hope that arose in the West is now homecoming”

Harmony of the opposites

(click column header to sort results)
Positive  
Negative  
The Choices We Have  
Light
Darkness
See light or darkness
Courage
Fear
Feel courage or fear
Hope
Dispair
Feel hopeful or dispaired
Head
Tail
Choose head or tail
Shades of Hope
Tunnels of Tear
Express hope or tears
Table illustrating the poem, 'Tunnels of Tear, Shades of Hope' as the two sides of life and the choices we have to make.

Stanza II

I heard the thunder’s roar from far and courage leaps away like a deer
But in the midst of man’s greatest fear, do we say courage is dead?
No, courage and fear in whatever magnitude co-habits the same heart
And like the two faces of a coin ‘head’ or ‘tail’ shows up at time
Even when the tail persistently shows up to doll our candled hopes,
We must hold firm and upandan to the winds of incarnate faith
For life here or there is a beautiful dream that we have let glide
Yes, the gulls know and eagles believe a flow with the wind is ecstasy
So when I heard the thunder, accompanied by blistering lightning,
Or when you or I walk the tunnel of hopelessness, fear and despair,
Or when my brave heart or yours give in to momentary dread of the moment
I owe myself; you owe yourself a favor—to lookout in faith,
Smile in hope, and speak to the spirit of beauty and shades of hope

Facts about Life

No matter how long a tunnel, it's just a tiny part of the world. No matter how deep our pains, it's just a small part of life. If then we take a moment to compare our tears to our smiles, the odd is just as little and insignificant.

Stanza III

Now or tomorrow I know as much as I believe there shall be homecoming
A time when this prolonged walk in this dark tunnel shall end,
A time when you or I shall look at our over flogged self and smile with pride
A time when all now fear stricken men shall arise in revival of strength,
And act without compromise of courage, holy love and bravery spirit
A time when courage fuses into faith and faith in our souls' sublimes
Hold on friends, dreams don’t come true until we come along and alive
Until we walk tunnel of soul reconstruction and courage reconstitution
Until we walk this walk we hate and come out strong and victorious
Then we shall look ourselves in the mirror, smiling broadly and boldly
And then, we can say, “We walk the difficult and the near impossible walk,
We find our tunnels’ end and come along and alive and out here stronger!”
So when courage fails us, we must hold onto the desire for victory.

How We Feel When We Reflect

The beauty of life is not in its immediate but the long-range reflections of its mean days, scary moments, past bitter times, the though fearful but taken steps, and the victory won from steps of courage and faith—over fear, hopelessness, and despair.
If we can look back to the battleground and smile, then, we can walk away proud; for victory is a spiritual medal, only the scars remind us we wear them upon our souls.

Opinion Poll

Do you find this piece helpful or motivating?

See results

© 2018 Ajodo Endurance Uneojo

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)