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hope has claws

By River JoyPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Night for Day River 2022

hope is no lighthearted lover

though it's tale may be too personal

it does not perch gently on the soul

hope is so much heavier than hate

it's bloodied fists so much more painful than giving in

hope is a barbell with just five extra pounds

it is neither patient nor kind

it will spin you around and spit you out

hope is a challenge, a marathon

hope is fire, daring you to get too close

hope is hard

harder for the hardened

it stokes an unbeatable movement

snowballing until you cannot hold it on your own

hope must be shared

it is the hard way out, the long way

apathy is easy, natural even

I've never taken the easy trail

hope is a fight against yourself, the world

hope is heavy

carry the weight

it is worth it

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About the Creator

River Joy

I make things with paint and words and light. I was once described as an asshole with Mr. Rodgers vibes.

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