Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nurturing the Kernel

The topic of yesterday's post - along with MANY other recent experiences in the same vein but in different areas of life - have made me negative, lacking in hope for society, education, the economy, the USA, the world, human integrity, justice, the future . . . well, that pretty much covers it!! So I needed to find a poem about hope. I think maybe it's still in there echoing against the shadows that are currently in my heart. I'll work on tending it.

A KERNAL OF HOPE

A kernel of hope
Lives
Deep inside
Protected
Against the pain
The struggle

Grows
When tended
Memories ignite
Nurture
Reward

Fades
When tested
Hurt
Discarded
For graven choices

Echoes
In the dark
Against the shadows
In my heart
Raymond A. Foss (b. 1960)