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 responses to “I Hope”

  1. It was very touching. It made me think. Well written. Thanks for showing. Have a great week.

    1. Have a great week too, glad you enjoyed it.

    2. Thanks so much! Same to you. 😁

  2. Well-written!

    1. I enjoyed this poem alot. I also follow caffienated philosophy, for this kind of well written stuff. Thanks for sharing

    2. Thank you, Milena!

  3. Oh this is such a beautiful poem. It speaks to my inner soul.

    1. Sadje, I’m happy it spoke to you. 🤍

      1. I’ve saved it.

  4. Sitting in a cafe in Helsinki chatting about philosophy and poetry sounds delightful.

    1. I can’t help but smile just thinking about it! Please do let me know if you’re ever around for a chat. You can always reach me by email. 🙂

  5. 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.

    1. Lol 😂. Thanks, and I appreciate the feedback as well!

  6. stunning poetry from Caffeinated Philosophy 👏🤍

    Thanks for sharing, Pooja.🤍

    1. Destiny! Thank you, my friend. 😁🤍

      1. always a pleasure 😁🤍

    2. Happy to share it 💕

      1. Pooja… 🤗🤍

        1. 🤗☺️

  7. Since the very first line, it was recognisable that it isn’t your poem😅
    Beautiful share 😍

    1. Haha. It’s interesting to see the differences in people’s writing styles, isn’t it? I’m happy you liked it! 🤍

      1. 🤗💛

    2. You know my writing well now 😅

      1. Yes, i guess😂❤️

  8. Awesome poem💖

    1. Thank you! 🤍

  9. Lovely writing and admirable living. 💞

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Michele. 🤍

      1. You are welcome. 🌼

  10. Lovely share.

    Love the choice of words

    1. Hey Devang, glad you enjoyed! Do you have any favorite lines from the poem that stood out to you?

  11. Excellento Pooj!

    1. Hey Opher, thanks for reading! 🙂

  12. Great poem, lovely message! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thanks, Ana! Good to see you here. 😄

  13. This is something. Brilliant write and congratulations on you feature once again!

    1. Thanks again! I truly appreciate it. 🤍

      1. My pleasure!

  14. I enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    1. Thanks, Steve! 🙏

  15. Loved the poem. 💕

    1. Thanks so much. 😁❤️

  16. What a beautiful and heartfelt poem. Thank you for sharing, Pooja.

    1. Thanks you, Eugi! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

      1. My pleasure.

  17. 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.

    1. I appreciate your comment, Ranjana. 🤍

      I’ll second that! I think it’s great that Pooja has guest posts from other bloggers. It’s a win-win. 😁

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

    1. Aw. Thank you so much, Christopher! 😁🤍

  19. Your words are so touching and moving Pooja. You are always so supportive! 💞

    1. Hi Cindy, thanks for reading! 🙂

      1. A pleasure! 💗

    2. I’m always happy to support other bloggers!

      1. You’re the best! ❣️

  20. Lovely poem. It’s good to hope.

    1. Thank you. 🙏

    2. Thank you so much.

  21. That was a good poem, it flowed well for me. Has some deep meaning to it too.

    1. Thank you so much.

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