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Hoping For A Better Tomorrow...
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Without hope we are lost,
Wander amidst our self made hells,
Choose between fire and steel,
Keeping score in tally lines
We carve deeply into our hearts…

Without hope,
We fall into that dark abyss,
Wondering if we shall ever feel
Love’s first kiss…

We lean into the night,
Lose our will to fight,
Let despair settle over us,
As we learn not to trust…

Scream into the night,
That life is not fair,
Yet in the end just don’t care-
Who told you what had to be right?

Traveling into tomorrow,
With no where to go,
Looking back into the past,
But its face is carved in glass,

Opaque like my dreams,
The ones that make me scream,
I laugh inside until I cry,
Without hope I am doomed to die…

In the end,
I just don’t care,
If life is fair-
All I wanted was you my friend,
But you are never there…

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Reviewed by Michael Kersting
I agree with you..without hope all is lost!
Reviewed by Jimmy Holder
Excellent, excellent, writing!...

All I wanted was you my friend,
But you are never there…
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
sometimes, at all times perhaps, you've got to let these feelings go...let them out into the light of day for examination and contemplation...and then, move on into what is promised to us all...for god is, truly, love...a wonderful, thoughtful write, poet.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang
The pain is evident and real.
I am so sorry. One must always have
hope, that is what keeps me going!
You got to have FAITH!
Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
The pain and sorrow in this write is so evident. Excellent write
Reviewed by Michael Morash (Reader)
Speechless. Didn't think it possible, but there it is. You nocked me speechless.

Michael
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I feel this write of yours, Retta. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Duke LaRance
The fifth verse really hit me -- I've ruminated on that a bunch. Wonderful poetry!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Very powerful and emotive, Retta.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
pwerful and good Reatta, nothing wrong with a little selfishness. love and peace G
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Powerful, indeed. Well done, Retta.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
Wonderful write. You are right...we all need hope to make it through each day.
Reviewed by Debra Conklin
Powerfully written with a ton of emotion, Retta.
Debbie
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon
Great poem. Your web page is awesome as well.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
You Cannot Hope, Wish Nor Pray_

But,You Alone Can Make It A Better Today, Hopefully Make A Better Tomorrow (Will) Come!

TRASK
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain
You must have been reading my mind - I know where you're coming from...greatly enjoyed your write!
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery
Good stuff, as usual, with powerful emotions.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
We can become our own tourturers, but life's to short not to grab it by the throat, don't hope for a better tomorrow, instead go for a better today..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Powerful ans staight from the heart Retta!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Lots of searching through the pain in this one Retta..very well expressed. Lisa
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Great write. I really love the ending.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
I know this feeling so well they are never there, you express it to perfection Reindeer!
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Sometimes we have to find new friends...
Excellent out cry for the friend......
Stay safe.......
Reviewed by George Carroll
A strong write from the heart
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Hope, and spiritual is what we need to lean on. You're right, friends sometimes will fail us. On the other hand: friends don't fail us. Those who do, aren't true friends.

Carmen
Reviewed by Jack Roberts
Great write Reindeer, I been gone too long!

Jack
Reviewed by jude forese
unfortunately, friendship an be one-sided and ill-fated ...

powerfully expressed!
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader)
very touchng Reindeer, I could feel the tender anguish in this one, and also the feel of a friend vacant, ty al
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
I know the feeling Belle...it's like you are always
there for someone and then when you need them...they
are not there...this is very sad...powerfull...and
a beautiful write...floria
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
This is a profound poem..a dark seething brooding is there in few lines...Masterful as always, Kudos!
Reviewed by Nancy D.
So much truth you have expressed in this, great write Retta.

Nancy
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great capture of the feeling of the loss hope.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Shed enough tears and it will be the basis for a life-giving force for a new friend to grow.
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