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My Hope for Myself, My Hope for the World

on July 2, 2015

This is a thoughtful and lovely poem. Let us all rise up into the truth of who we really are.

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author’s note:

My goal isn’t to write my story, but to write our story.


I wish I could assure you
salvation naturally follows destruction

but the bird doesn’t always
rise from the ash.


if the fire of the our present
becomes a conflagration in the future
I will try to write of hope—

just as I do today

as I struggle to learn
how to maintain a stable peace
without losing my fire—

as I struggle to learn
how to grow a strong flame
without the blaze bursting
into a one-man conflagration.

On this mission
I often collapse into ashes
yet I keep raising myself
back up

strengthened by hope.

My hope for myself
is my hope for the world.

2015, Michael R. Patton
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