Six word friday: hope

The world is gloomy and grey.

The sky will cry again today.

Just as it has all week.

Raining sad tears upon my cheek.

These dark clouds block the light

tempering the dawn of mornings bright.

I cast my gaze toward the sun.

or, where there should be one.

I cannot see it just now

But it rises without me anyhow.

I see the light of day

defused, subtle, it shows the way

out of the darkness and troubles

and warms those swimming in struggle.

should we cast our gaze east

to those so desperately needing relief

I hope we can give courage

and strength and help to nourish

the left behind, and those dispossessed

they are weary and needing rest.

Sound the call! Beat the Drum!

Rally the efforts of Every One.

For every Cause, there is need.

Children, animals, many mouths to feed.

blankets, clothes, shoes and medical care

money, time, love, hopes and prayers.

and tomorrow the sun will rise

bringing new hope to tired eyes.

Touching images of loss and coming together in Japan:

This Six Word Friday post is inspired by Melissa at To read other stories of hope and maybe add your own go here. Make sure you leave a comment: For every comment left on this post Melissa and her family will make a donation to Save The Children to help with the relief efforts in Japan.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 10:18:21

    hopeful hope entry, yes, tomorrow will have sun light and

    well penned,

    Here is My Entry, Thanks for reading!


  2. Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 11:40:00

    A lovely representation of hope, Brook. Thanks!


  3. Kelly
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:27:29

    “and tomorrow the sun will rise
    bringing new hope to tired eyes.”



  4. ayala
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:39:01

    A lovely six word, Brook. “bringing new hope to tired eyes”


  5. Melissa
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:29:17

    Hope always rises. It always will.
    Not always soon enough, but soon.


    • 2bdancing
      Mar 18, 2011 @ 13:34:08

      I’ve often felt in these sorts of bad times, that you can’t really start the healing until the event(s) over. Until then it’s just triage, not real healing. The ongoing nature of the nuclear problem in addition to everything else is not allowing the real healing and hoping to begin yet.


  6. Belinda
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 15:26:40

    Beautiful ending. And on a day like today, I can relate to looking at the sun, or where I hope there would be one.

    A passionate post. Well done, Brook. Thanks for extending the hopeful vibes.


  7. cj Schlottman
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 16:54:09

    Brook, There is much food for thought in this beautiful poem. I came away from reading it with renewed HOPE.

    Thanks and Namaste……….cj


  8. Kristi
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 21:37:04

    So beautiful….and I loved that you ended with a hopeful feeling.
    “Should we cast our eyes east…To those so desperately in need.”
    So many of our eyes are turned east right now….hope keeps us moving forward to help.


  9. melgallant
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 11:10:06

    Hope, like the sun, is there even if we cannot see it through our tears, sorrow. Thanks for reminding us of this.


  10. Jingle Poetry
    Mar 21, 2011 @ 08:17:37

    love your work.

    join us today, share 1 to 3 poems as first time participant, welcome and have fun.


  11. Promising Poets Parking Lot
    Mar 26, 2011 @ 17:08:23

    you used to attend poets rally?
    wow..found you on week 20 award list..

    wishing you the best.
    share one piece with us today, make more friends…

    bless you.


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