Picasso’s “Peace Dove”

Hope Redeems.

Hope redeems.

hope refuses.

Hope refuses to flee,
entwined around each raw nerve,

hope refuses to abandon me.

Hope toils,
labouring in my barren nights.

hope recoils,
hope does not blather on,

hope is stubborn,
hope rebukes my excuses,
hope rebuffs all perceived slights.

Hope redeems.

hope promises nothing,

hope offers no promises to fracture,

hope offers no vows to break,

hope stammers no oaths to me,

hope simply refuses to flee.

Hope remains within me ...

... hopeful

Picasso’s “Dove of Peace”