Hope Unleashed

Sushi, I just don’t like
Though it’s pretty, rolled up tight
A bento box, neat packaging
Makes it no more appetizing

Flowerless ferns in places unseen
Paint muted forests luscious green
Spore, no seed fuse skin with skin
Imparted from a source within

I’ve scaled many a mountain peak
More than actually touched my feet
From the top the view was grand
Every trek down I ‘d crash land

I lost balloons once I let go
Empty hands have none to show
And that’s when hope is at its best
Since it’s been my theme I’ve been blessed

The Lord of hope looked in my heart
And knew I needed a brand new start
What words He gave I wrote in faith
Now the hope I lost is back in place

Though trials and tribulations seem
A never-turning evergreen
Boundary waters against a levee strong
Keep gargoyles out that don’t belong

Linked with Linda Kruschke and Paint Chip Poetry. Linda writes,

“For this week’s theme, I decided to go to my first poetry book, Light in My Darkness: Poems of Hope for the Brokenhearted. My random number generator landed on page 41 and the poem on that page is titled From Grace Comes Hope.
We all need hope to keep going. I’m looking for poems about where your hope comes from. Or maybe you want to write about a time you felt hopeless? Perhaps grace will be your inspiration. I’ve only posted the first two stanzas of this poem, but if you want to read the whole thing for inspiration, you can read it here.

The paint chip words and phrases you have to work with are evergreen, fern, lost balloon, bento box, gargoyle, mountain peak, and Boundary Waters. (I’m not sure why that last one is capitalized. Does anyone else know?)
I’d like you to use at least four of these seven words and phrases in your poem. Any style will do.

I am shocked that I linked any of these words. Used all seven.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to Hope Unleashed

  1. Awesome! You used all the words seemlessly and I love your message of hope.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you Linda. It has been my theme 8 years this month.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Really good use of imagery from nature


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