Hope Is ...

Hope is believing that
The sorrows of today.
Are here to bring
A new tomorrow.
Hope is knowing
In your heart
That although you suffer pain,
The falling of the rain, in time
Will clean the wound of any stain.
Hope is born of helping others know
The joy of living,
The sharing and caring,
Of living peacefully together,
Each one a part of the other,
Every man a brother.
Hope is born of love
Into a shell, no longer hollow,
A gift from him above,

Find love and hope will follow.

By Shirl A. Steward
Written and Copyright 7/3/84