I Hope

I hope to always have the strength

To help a friend in need

To hold the trembling hand

Of one who cannot stand

If you think a house is strong

Test the ground it’s built upon

If it’s shallow lines, sand-drawn

It’s unlikely to last long

I hope to always have the patience

To withstand life’s irritations

With an even-tempered grace

No rush and race, a steady pace

If you find the journey long

Find a rhythm, hum a song

Be the place where you belong

Find what’s worth focusing on

I hope to always have the love

To be as gentle as a dove

And if I’m forced to form a fist

To don a velvet glove thereon

I hope to always have the wisdom

The eloquence, and optimism

All balanced out with reason

To adapt to every season

But because it’s sure I won’t

Forgiveness too, for when I don’t

So too for others, not with guilt to haunt

The saying “Sweet revenge,” I don’t condone

About The Author:

Originally from the United States, Braden Laster now resides in the mythical land of Finland, following his “Great Migration” halfway across the world. Other than learning a mysterious elvish language, his days are often spent writing poetry, fiction, and occasionally other things. Reading, researching, and pondering are other frequent pastimes.

He also enjoys having in-depth conversations on subjects such as psychology and philosophy. If you ever cross his path, say hi! He’d love to chat with you over coffee. Braden lives in a comfy apartment with his amazing wife and their two cats.

As you can tell, this post was written by Braden from Caffeinated Philosophy. I absolutely love his content and wanted to encourage anyone who enjoyed this poem to go over to his blog for similar content.

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64 thoughts on “I Hope

  1. As I read the poem, I thought you have changed your style. LOL. Then I realized this is from another author and poet. Thank you for sharing. It sounds so positive and energetic.

  2. What a thoughtful and beautifully written poem. The name of the blog immediately caught my attention. Thanks for sharing this poem, Pooja, and promoting other bloggers.

  3. It doesn’t get any more beautiful than the kindness and gentleness that’s flowing from this. 👏👏👏👏

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