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”
It was very touching. It made me think. Well written. Thanks for showing. Have a great week.
Have a great week too, glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks so much! Same to you. 😁
I enjoyed this poem alot. I also follow caffienated philosophy, for this kind of well written stuff. Thanks for sharing
Thank you, Milena!
Oh this is such a beautiful poem. It speaks to my inner soul.
Sadje, I’m happy it spoke to you. 🤍
I’ve saved it.
Sitting in a cafe in Helsinki chatting about philosophy and poetry sounds delightful.
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. 🙂
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.
Lol 😂. Thanks, and I appreciate the feedback as well!
stunning poetry from Caffeinated Philosophy 👏🤍
Thanks for sharing, Pooja.🤍
Destiny! Thank you, my friend. 😁🤍
always a pleasure 😁🤍
Happy to share it 💕
Since the very first line, it was recognisable that it isn’t your poem😅
Beautiful share 😍
Haha. It’s interesting to see the differences in people’s writing styles, isn’t it? I’m happy you liked it! 🤍
You know my writing well now 😅
Yes, i guess😂❤️
Thank you! 🤍
Lovely writing and admirable living. 💞
Thanks for your kind words, Michele. 🤍
You are welcome. 🌼
Love the choice of words
Hey Devang, glad you enjoyed! Do you have any favorite lines from the poem that stood out to you?
Hey Opher, thanks for reading! 🙂
Great poem, lovely message! Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thanks, Ana! Good to see you here. 😄
This is something. Brilliant write and congratulations on you feature once again!
Thanks again! I truly appreciate it. 🤍
I enjoyed the poem. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Thanks, Steve! 🙏
Loved the poem. 💕
Thanks so much. 😁❤️
What a beautiful and heartfelt poem. Thank you for sharing, Pooja.
Thanks you, Eugi! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
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.
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. 😁
It doesn’t get any more beautiful than the kindness and gentleness that’s flowing from this. 👏👏👏👏
Aw. Thank you so much, Christopher! 😁🤍
Your words are so touching and moving Pooja. You are always so supportive! 💞
Hi Cindy, thanks for reading! 🙂
A pleasure! 💗
I’m always happy to support other bloggers!
You’re the best! ❣️
Lovely poem. It’s good to hope.
Thank you. 🙏
Thank you so much.
That was a good poem, it flowed well for me. Has some deep meaning to it too.
Thank you so much.