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Wishing, Hoping, Praying


Wishing things were different,

hoping for new beginnings,

praying for it all to make sense.

Wishing we still understood each other

hoping for patience

praying to understand the why.

Wishing things could go back

hoping to get the option

praying for forgiveness.

Wishing to be able to let go

hoping against hope for an end

praying for silence.

Wishing things could be changed

hoping to know how

praying for the same feelings.

Wishing things could have been different

hoping for the changes

praying for things to remain the same.

Wishing the differences didn’t matter

hoping for the energy to suffice

praying to turn back the clock.

Wishing for the beginning

hoping for the middle and

praying for an ending.


© 2020 Emily


Emily (author) from Georgia on March 31, 2020:

Thank you Kyler

Kyler J Falk from California on March 31, 2020:

You can feel the vast range of emotions that went into this poem. From love to fear, it is all there.

Very nice poem, Emily.

Emily (author) from Georgia on March 31, 2020:

Thank you Lorna. I try to always write from truth and what i really feel.

Lorna Lamon on March 31, 2020:

Lots of truth within this well crafted poem Emily. Beautifully written and I also enjoyed the quotes.

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