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If Hope Was Man-made

Waiting and wanting
don’t work together
very well.

They put your mind
and body on a collision
course. With what?

I don’t know but I
don’t want to go there
even though it is hard

to stay here. Maybe
some form of hope can
disarm it, turn it off.

I watched a movie to
make it go away. It
didn’t go away.

But somehow I know
that it is better to wait
than to want.

Even when it isn’t clear
what I’m waiting for. The
idea of hope unseen forms.

Really, it has no shape or
form. Hope is that place
deep down inside where

waiting and wanting collide.
If hope was man-made it
would fail. Love never fails.

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Poet, Writer, US Army (Retired)

I dreamed of writing when I was a youngster. The love of books and writing may have helped to dull the pain of severe sexual abuse as I was sexually abused by two men at my father’s place of work from age 8 to 12 or so. I learned about this for the first time when I was 50 years old. So, as a boy, reading was the only place I had to go to. My fantasy world was better and safer than my real world. I loved reading and writing.
Reading books and writing poetry are a joy to me still and are an important part of my life. (See my About Me page on my blog for the complete profile.)

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