Hope is a many lettered word

Aparna Nagesh
Posted March 7, 2020 from India

Hope is a 4 letter word

H for hunger, to find what we are looking for, to be heard, to connect with at least one soul who feels the way we do

O for openness, to feelings, situations, stories, relationships, ideas, thoughts, and differences

P for patience, to let things be, to rise and fall, to wait, to deal with the good, the bad and the grey

E for energy, to keep on going, to rise out of the dark, to help, heal and foster

Hope is a 6 letter word; Belief

B for bread, baked goods and the beach

E for everyone around that lifts me up

L for love, that pours and shimmers and glows around me

I for inspiration that keeps the hope alive

E for ecstatic embraces of ideas and creativity

F for finding out that hope is a many lettered word that keeps me going even when the road is rocky, filed with pits full of fiery dragons, felings that are sharp and stab me with their spiky ends.

Hope is a many lettered word, because hope is the breath that carries forward my exhale even if I try to hold my breath and say this is my last inhale!

 

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Kirthi Jayakumar
Mar 07
Mar 07

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! What an empowering and moving piece of poetry, Aparna! Thank you for your words, thank you for your art, and most importantly, thank you for being so empowering. This poem made my day and I am definitely feeling so light and happy reading this!

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you Kirthi! For enabling me to write this!! <3

Vidya Rajagopalan
Mar 08
Mar 08

This made me feel things. You're a warrior amongst words

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you Vidya. We are all warriors!!<3

Wow, Aparna, how creative and insightful your post is! You certainly gave HOPE a deeper meaning.
This is a good entry for this call https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/moments-of-hope.

Please keep writing, dear sister. Your words soothe. Your style, engaging. Your voice, powerful.

Happy International Women's Day!

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you so much Karen. For your encouragement and compliments!!

Elizabeth Ziro
Mar 08
Mar 08

You are so creative dear, thanks for the nice piece. Happy women's day

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you Elizabeth and happy women's day to you too!

Hannah B
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Aparna
I really love your poem and I felt inspired while reading it - there are so many pieces of hope that we can choose - our outlook, who we surround ourselves with, what steps we choose to take in life. Thank you for the beautiful reminder!
Warm regards,
Hannah

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

I am so glad Hannah! Thank you for sharing.

Gratitude-Love
Mar 08
Mar 08

very nice done, thank you.

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you so much!!

Gratitude-Love
Mar 11
Mar 11

You Welcome. Together we stand strong, hope is a positive good energy that needs to spread around. I heard yesterday on TV that consciousness is contagious and to hope is engaging into consciousness that lifts up our spirit. Please keep on doing the good work.

Anita Shrestha
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you for sharing

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you for connecting!

lizzymark
Mar 10
Mar 10

Wow!!!! I just love this soul lifting inspiration. I never saw hope as a many lettered word,but sure it is. When we find it,it just keeps us going. Thanks for shearing

Aparna Nagesh
Mar 10
Mar 10

Thank you lizzy!

Sowmya Swaminathan
Mar 17
Mar 17

"Hope is a many lettered word, because hope is the breath that carries forward my exhale even if I try to hold my breath and say this is my last inhale!"

Powerful words that I want to plaster into my brain, Aparna! You're a gifted writer. I hope you write as often as possible, and feel all the love, joy and hope that your words brought to me today! <3