We Live In Hope.

We live in hope.

But most of those hopes are dashed

On the rocks of reality.

They crumble and fall

Into a lifetime of lost dreams.

Washed away in a sea of disappointment,

Disenchantment and banality.

And yet, we still go on,

Living in hope.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this on receiving a rejection letter from a magazine, who occasionally include a poem in their publication. They enjoyed reading my work, they said, but they already had a backlog of other poems. Very rarely do I attempt any sort of publication, for this reason. It's too confidence sapping. No idea why I did it this time!! 

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