Hope finds her way to hard hearts and unyielding souls –
Though Trauma shrieks with her unchanging troubadours –
Hope’s the sweet song that by and by makes whole –
And whispers stars through the night’s gentle score –

I look for what’s unseen, unheard and felt –
A dart in the dark that’ll give me much more –
Than this hard, mocking, spiteful, tough hand dealt –
It whispers stars through the night’s gentle score –

I love her and search both without and in –
To know her like she once lit this deep core –
And I still look through life’s ebb, flow and spin –
She whispers stars through the night’s gentle score –

Hope finds her way to hard hearts and unyielding souls –
And whispers stars through the night’s gentle score –

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2019)

Image by Johannes Plenio from Pixabay

4 Replies to “Through it all”

    1. Love and hope are beautiful things. Few people actually possess them. My motto is that when I find one, I cherish them, treat them well and never let go.

    1. Thank you David. I’ll admit that Emily Dickinson’s work and her style of writing inspired this poem. Which is probably why you see dashes all over the place!

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