Hope intangible

Hope I cling

Praying an end to horror’s sting

All my heart is what I bring

When from mouth my words can’t sing.


Hope eternal

Hope arrive

Give us something to survive

evil chokes and Love can’t thrive

Great despair is luring dive.


Hope withstanding

Hope believe

Soldier on, courage achieve

Dark defy, to bright conceive

Something greater than naïve.


Hope empower

Hope sustain

Give me purpose not to feign

Simple gestures, heartless, plain

Love be Armour, Passion gain.


Paula Antonello Moore, Poetry. Copyright: Thursday, November 8, 2018.

Tribute to latest gun violence in United States at The Bordeline Bar & Grill, Thousand Oaks, California where gunman kills 12, including self, November 7, 2018. 

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