Hope

If hope is mere
Disappointment postponed
Then we are here
Like empty carcasses cloned
Then efforts are
A waste of time
So welcome war;
hello there, crime!

If hope is but
An empty farce
Then we should cut
Our aim at stars
And from now on
Grow wild and cruel
Perceive the sun
As one big fool

But if as some say
"Hope is life"
Then every day
Is worth a dive
In this great pool
Of sparkling chances
Personality being the tool
To stretch all fences.

Joan Marques

Copyright 2002 Joan Marques