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I Hope

May you live, and be content. 

I hope you can hold on when you feel like quitting,
I hope you can keep fighting as you keep living.
I hope you can keep hoping and keep believing.
I hope you can accept losses,
and expect them, as you do wins.
I hope your days can mean more,
I hope your nights can be more peaceful,
and quieter, and warmer, and beautiful.
I hope you can give this life your all;
I hope you can dare to do
the things you always wanted to.
I hope you can chase your dreams,
relentlessly, and O', may you create!
I hope you can be bold enough to risk,
I hope you can fear nothing.
I hope you hold no grudge, and love all,
I hope you can forgive and forget easy.
I hope you can forgive yourself, too,
understand yourself, love yourself,
and learn patience, with first yourself.
I hope you can find some happiness,
find true love, and overcome sadness.
I hope you can allow yourself to cry
when you feel overwhelmed.
I hope you can expel, sometimes,
from your deepest and darkest pits,
and I hope you ever feel
no shame in whatever comes out.
And I hope, when you laugh,
you can laugh your heart out.
I hope you can live exhaustively.
I hope you can close your eyes,
each day, and be content
with sunrises and sunsets.

And, O', we are more
than we think and knowโ€”
I hope you can see that
(or at least, someday).

ยฉBenie_Langat_2021.

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Benie Langat

Benie is a poet and fiction writer, living in Nairobi, Kenya. He shares thought-provoking discussions, and occasionally does spoken word poetry and plays. Benie is also a freelance content and article writer. A dreamer, he realizes a world of possibilities through stories and explores life in poetry.

16 replies

  1. Full of wishes and desires,
    Running over in aspirations,
    The cup of hope is overflowing
    And like a stream or river flowing
    So beautiful to see the crystal clear Estuaries where the tide and Streams of hope meet.

    Lovely, so refreshing to be standing beneath the fountain of hope within the poetry

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    1. Your words come out so beautifully, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I am happy you felt this piece as much.

      “And may the stream of hope flow and may its fountain grow” โค

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    1. It is touching to know you found some comfort and reminding in this piece. I hope you feel better today, Samantha. I hope you will gather the courage to keep going, and that you will keep hoping. With love, I send you my best! ๐ŸŒธโค

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  2. I was teary eyed already just by reading the first line and i was just sobbing like a baby when i was halfway through it. Thank you, really, for this post.

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    1. Oh, I am glad you found some connection and solace in this piece, Vannylla! I hope it speaks to you whenever you need a replenish of hope and perhaps some reminding. Sending you my best, with love ๐ŸŒธโค๏ธ

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