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Butterfly, Butterfly
by Sharon Adamson

Hoping to catch your eye
Circling around you, oh my
Butterfly, butterfly, come into the light
Oh, what a beautiful sight
Flying so gracefully
Into the sky, the butterfly
Trying to catch a butterfly
Fly, fly, fly, butterfly
There he sets upon the mums
I'm having so much fun


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by John Donne

Sweetest love, I do not go,
For weariness of thee,
Nor in hope the world can show
A fitter love for me;
But since that I
Must die at last, 'tis best
To use myself in jest
Thus by feign'd deaths to die.

Yesternight the sun went hence,


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On Death
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

The pale, the cold, and the moony smile
Which the meteor beam of a starless night
Sheds on a lonely and sea-girt isle,
Ere the dawning of morn's undoubted light,
Is the flame of life so fickle and wan
That flits round our steps till their strength is gone.

O man! hold thee on in courage of soul
Through the stormy shades of thy wordly way,
And the billows of clouds that around thee roll


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Sonnet Lxiv: No More, My Dear
by Sir Philip Sidney

No more, my dear, no more these counsels try;
Oh, give my passions leave to run their race;
Let Fortune lay on me her worst disgrace;
Let folk o'ercharg'd with brain against me cry;
Let clouds bedim my face, break in mine eye;
Let me no steps but of lost labour trace;
Let all the earth with scorn recount my case,
But do not will me from my love to fly.
I do not envy Aristotle's wit,
Nor do aspire to Caesar's bleeding fame;


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Children Of War
by William Sutherland

The Children of War are like little flowers trampled,
Young and innocent, fragile and helpless,
Surrounded by violence and rampant destruction-
Their faces are filled with doubts and fear.

The Children of War, so precious and dear,
Stripped of their childhood years, their youth stolen away
Are little Saints for human failing through no fault of their own.

The Children of War, their lives lost and scarred,


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Love is There
by Sharon Morgan

Love is There
But you’ve yet to see it
It is lurking in the wings
But you’ve yet to find it
It has a shape,
But you are yet to see it
Its heart beats
But you’ve yet to hear it
But when you do, then you will know
That when two hearts beat as one


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Beautiful stars
by Tim Hager

Looking up at the sky
Trying to make sense of it all
How do the stars neither fly
Nor tumble and fall?

Isn’t it great
This unique ability
To contemplate
Our own fragility


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Thank you for being here
by Tim Hager

You need to be broken, cracked open, to discover deeper layers to your being. The good news is that you can never completely break, for what you truly are cannot die. So as you break, all that dies are protective layers, illusions, and walls you have inherited from your surroundings and sustained because you didn’t know any better.

So let yourself break, and let the pain that arises be the fire that burns away all your doubts. Step back and allow these intense and scary emotions to run through your veins. These feelings are not your enemies, and deep down, you know this. They are but contracted love - your own repressed, malnourished, scared inner child crying out to be heard. As you become their embrace, they will unfold and bloom into powerful allies, like trees of such might and beauty that sustain your destiny’s unfolding.

Don’t be scared of your pain, and if you are, don’t add to it with more disdain. Acceptance is ever-present, and even your perfect inability to accept how you feel is already accepted, or else it wouldn’t be happening. Now you are free, not because you’re in control of yourself, but because you’ve let go of your anxious grasp on life. You’ve rediscovered your very own childlike freedom that is so deeply rooted in unknowing, in letting go and embracing what life sets before you. You never needed to become anyone, never needed to earn acceptance. Life has already said “yes” to you, for it has been unconditionally nourishing you until this very point. You are nature’s gift to itself, you breathe its air and eat its fruits, you stand in awe at its beauty and unknowingly carry out your divine duty, just by being you - a role no one else could fill.

Allow yourself to break now, to become a total mess. Drop your theatrical composure, with which you might have fooled other personas, but never could find any meaningful closure. Let the fear of being nobody fill your heart and brutally tear it apart, for every layer that falls away is a courageous step into the light of a new day.

And if you ever wonder what this pain is all about, it is not merely a source of frustration, but the very source of your being, the infinite power of creation. It is truly God’s fertile breath, the source of all life and the antidote to death. Scary it may be, but full of life for eternity. The dark, empty bottom of your being is where paradise reveals. Beyond space and time, beyond all definitions and names, the only thing that remains is the naked sense of “I”, the place where you and God stand eye to eye - one more step, now you’ve melted in his might.


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Lady Alchemist, a haiku
by Dorin Saadat

She extracts crimson
stigmas from purple flower,
hope from droughty years.

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For As Long As You Have Hope You Can Overcome (poem) By Christen Kuikoua
by Christen Kuikoua

Yeah Cancer,
What a horrible disease
It takes away dreams and change it to sorrow
Takes away parents from their children
And children from their family
but I have a message of Hope for you today

Anything that is destined to happen will happen
because you know what, life does happen
The unexpected, the uncalled for, the unintentional


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  • Robert William Service
    Robert William Service (136 poems about Hope)
    January 16, 1874 / Preston - September 11, 1958
  • Isaac Watts
    Isaac Watts (108 poems about Hope)
    17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748 / Southampton / England
  • William Topaz McGonagall
    William Topaz McGonagall (73 poems about Hope)
    1830 - 1902 / Edinburgh / Scotland
  • John Keble
    John Keble (49 poems about Hope)
    25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866 / Fairford, Gloucestershire
  • Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë (38 poems about Hope)
    7 January 1820 – 28 May 1849 / Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore (36 poems about Hope)
    28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852 / Dublin
  • Algernon Charl Swinburne
    Algernon Charl Swinburne (36 poems about Hope)
    5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London
  • Banjo Paterson
    Banjo Paterson (34 poems about Hope)
    17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941 / New South Wales
  • George Gordon Byron
    George Gordon Byron (23 poems about Hope)
    Lord Byron] (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824 / London, England
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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 poems about Hope)
    Samuel Coleridge] (1772-1834 / Devon / England
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