Let’s rest awhile from today’s tragedies and travesties,

from the sick and dying and dead,

from the keening of loss,

the misery of fear.

Let’s pierce the veil of hate and vengeance

to the things that were meant to be

in this miracle of life.


Close your eyes, find your safe place.

Surround yourself with what you love.

Call forth your memories of joy and wonder:

a kitten’s mew, a lover’s sigh,

a rose that blooms through all weather,

a cloud shaped like a lamb,

a book whose story is endless,

a cup of coffee in the pre-dawn rain


Follow the raindrops, the book, the cloud, the rose

to the home within where God lives

and feel the peace,

the hope,

the faith

that in spite of mob mentality,


blood lust,

the pain and hurt and death that is the veneer of our society-

the mad scientist, the money lover,

the cop killer, the killer cop,

the child abuser, the lion killer,

the suicide bomber, the religious nut with a gun,


we are better than that.

We are stronger than that.

We are more than that.


Let’s bear the light of our love

to heal the broken world.

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About Mollie Hunt

I am the crazy cat lady, animal shelter volunteer, Trekkie, and mystery writer. I live in the rainy Pacific Northwest and will watch any TV show or movie filmed here. Even though I am of a goodly age (sixty-something) I go to Star Trek conventions in costume and am not afraid to be by myself. I enjoy my life in the cat lane. Words to live by: Spay and neuter; Live long and prosper; Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
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3 Responses to HOPE FOR TODAY

  1. avinamdar says:

    Such a lovely poem and message! Cheers 💕

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