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Finding Hope this Christmas

Finding Hope this Christmas

by: Yasir Sulaiman

Rumbled through the snow I did,
In search of food; my intentions were no good….
Had to protect my family,
But no treasure anywhere I could see….
Growl and force my way I did
Break into a home I did
Grab I everything I could see,
Then, my eyes fell on the Christmas tree….

Full of joy, full of lights,
Celebrating the birth of a special hope on a special day like this…
Then a hand was placed on my shoulder and “She” said,
Feeling hungry my friend?

I stared at her in surprise!
Destroying everything in sight here I was….
Yet greet me she did full of smiles,
And then share with me she did a lot of gifts,

I realized today is a day of forgiving,
Today is a day of sharing
Today is a day you forgot all your worries…
Because today is Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody!

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At the job interview
for the Children’s Home
They asked me
“What’s the most important thing
to give a child?”
I said “Hope”.
They wanted me to explain
“If you have hope,
no matter what anyone tells you,
you can find a way . . .
be someone . . .
maybe even live a dream . . .
Hope is EVERYTHING.”
I think back now
and realize the irony
maybe even the arrogance
of my answer
What do I know about hope?
Still . . .
even now . . .
I think it sounds good
In theory anyway
Makes some kind of sense
Maybe at least for other people
I hope that it doesn’t
turn out
to be just a line of bullshit
for anyone else
as it is has been with me
I have battled thru
over half a century
As I stubbornly
ignorantly
cling to Faith
It is hope that alludes me still
The Christmas tree
that stands in the corner
mocks me
I so loved the tree when I was little
Now, looking at it
Makes me angry
Every single thing
I was taught to believe
turned out to be untrue

Shirley Satterfield
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Very beautiful poem , Yasir, you are the quintessential poet. May the New year find you well and prosperous, and may God deliver you from all your afflictions.❤️