Monday, 14 August 2017

Hope


Fresh we were,
fresh with the hope and the dreams
that are the spirit of youth,

we would reshape the world,
fashion war into peace
with naught but flowers in our hair
and love in our hearts.

Older now, we have nothing but hope…

Anna :o]

De at dVerse has us writing a quadrille, which is a verse of exactly forty-four words.  Today we must include some form of the word Dream.  Cheers De!

Image:  Courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons

Author:  Department of Defense

26 comments:

Toni Spencer said...

Yes. we are older now. but in these days and times, I still dream of peace and getting it with flowers instead of guns. A lovely wistful poem.

De said...

Hope is all anybody's got. I still dream of peace, too, Anna. This is lovely.

brudberg said...

This so much reminds me of Pete Seeger singing ... the strangest dream... love the hope...

paul mortimer said...

Flowers and hope. Can't think of two better things to get us through life! Lovely little poem.

Kim Russell said...

I'm with Toni on this one - and I'm still hoping. ;)

indybev said...


,,,and HOPE springs eternal.

Xenia said...

A lovely poem and a great image to go with it - I still believe in peace, it all starts with dreams and flowers :o) xxx

Frank Hubeny said...

Dreams are gone but hope remains.

^.^ said...

I decided to just live as long as I can in this anthill called earth. Love, cat.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Lovely & wistful, indeed --and sweet & sad. In our 20's in the 60's--vacillating between getting high & demonstrating--perhaps no other generation grew up with such insights, music & dreams--and war & Nixon & the Beatles. But hey, no dreams ever came true after giving up.

Sarah Russell said...

Love your take on the prompt, Anna. Yes, the dreams haven't come true, but the hope still lives. Great write!

Mark Walters said...

I remember those days. They were quite a while back. Thanks for the refresher

Sara McNulty said...

Oh, those thrilling days of hope, and all things possible. We really are on a downward spin from those times. Well done, Anna!

Martin Kloess said...

The strongest weapon of all. (Hope) Nice write.

Truedessa said...

We must hold on to hopes and dreams.

Maria said...

Hear, hear!

ADDY said...

Hope that in the end man's common sense will prevail.

Claudia said...

to have hope is a good thing - and even more when you see how the world develops at the moment... hold on to it!!

Sumana Roy said...

Flowers, love and hope/ dream...this is humanity yet everything seems to go out of hand.

Dr. Crystal Howe said...

Anna, I like this kind of bitter-sweet longing. And "fashion war into piece". Thanks for sharing!

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

If only it was this easy, as we thought back then. What is it in humankind that is so at odds with each other?

R.K. Garon said...

Yes...
ZQ

annell said...

Hope is always good! And flowers, too.

paulscribbles said...

Hope is the last bastion for hopeless times.

Jennifer Wagner said...

We both wrote about hope! :-D Thinking of that freshness and hopefulness of youth made me smile. Lovely poem, Anna.

The Bizza said...

As we age, dreams fade, but hope remains. I hope that's enough to change the world. Lovely poem.