Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hat tip to Sally Coleman for this picture!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Disappointment, Hope's Brother

Disappointment, Hope’s brother,
lurks around the edges,
Waiting till you forget he is there
to slide in
quiet and, dark.

Disappointment doesn't like it
when Hope comes to visit,
With her shy smile,
tentative moves,
shining eyes.

Disappointment is
in Hope’s presence

But when Hope goes away,
her brother rejoices,
Making his moves   
while he can.

Sometimes he is strong
and prevents Hope's return,
But she waits, quietly
at the door.

Disappointment  grows stronger
Shadowing Hope till she dims.
He believes he has won,
and can stay till the end.

In truth, it does seem
he may
win for a while...
but at the end of the story,
When all things are know,
Hope abides
And Disappointment will die.