Hope, Love, Belief

Though I have experienced love
it is hard for me to believe in.
The horrors one commits to another
in the name of love
only reminds me of the hate I’ve known.

Is it that love, like faith,
requires hope?
And hope needs belief to thrive?
How do we deny the truth
that there is no hope?

Is belief the key?
Can hope grow within the belief
that it exists?
And within that faith?
And love?

Is it will that is needed?
To reshape your future
to be loved, to be needed
only requires focusing on hope?
Is it all a trick of the mind?

Can it be as simple as that?
Invest the will
to create the hope
and that will build the foundations of belief in love.
Is that all it is?

Image by ธนาชัย ปานกลาง from Pixabay

Author: jongraylang

Novel Writer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker & occasionally an Actor. Handy with a Sword, Ukulele, and Skis. Author of Nun With a Gun: The Town with No Name, The Matilda, Twistin' Matilda, Black Matilda, and Secret Matilda. Writer of the upcoming Sci-Fi sequel, Waltzing Matilda.

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