Lend Me Your Hope for a While

 Photo: By TheConduqtor (Own work), Wikimedia Commons

Photo: By TheConduqtor (Own work), Wikimedia Commons

This is dedicated to all of you who feel like you've lost hope.  

Lend me your hope for a while,
     I seem to have mislaid mine.
Lost and hopeless feelings accompany me daily,
     pain and confusion are my companions. 

I know not where to turn.
     Looking ahead to future time does not bring forth
     images of renewed hope.
I see troubled times, pain-filled days, and more tragedy.

Lend me your hope for a while,
     I seem to have mislaid mine.
Hold my hand and hug me;
     listen to all my ramblings, recovery seems so far distant.
The road to healing seems like a long and lonely one.

Lend me your hope for a while,
     I seem to have mislaid mine.
Stand by me, offer me your presence, your heart and your love.
Acknowledge my pain, it is so real and ever present.
I am overwhelmed with sad and conflicting thoughts.

Lend me your hope for a while.
     A time will come when I will heal,
     and I will share my renewal,
     hope and love with others.

-Author Unknown
(as quoted by Neil T. Anderson in Victory Over the Darkness)