Notorious Hope

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Oh! that hope
you nurture it
kindle it
keep it close to your heart
never to lose again

And the mind
that relentlessly tries convincing you
to move on
yet you seldom listen
and keep reeling on
until eternity strikes

Sometimes you suffer
often you cry
but you never let that hope
escape your sight

Hope though is a wonderful thing,
often it is deterrent,
as when we cling
to the word impossible
disappointment is what
we meet at the end

But then
wonders are never defined
in a world
crowded by eyes covered in blinds
for miracle happens to those
You never lose hope

Copyright © Shantanu Baruah

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Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


It is surprising how the holidays can bring out the best, and the worst in us. I believe and see the best in people. I like to catch people being good and it is an easier job during this time of year. What is it about this time of year? Perhaps it is a forgotten primal knowledge that surviving a long cold winter is easier when you work together.

We share the bounty of the things we have, and reach out to others, validating our shared existence. It is as if the holidays grant our souls license to emerge from the depths where they hide. If only for a little while.

What will you do to preserve the holiday spirit?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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“In my view, the composer, just as the poet, the sculptor or the painter, is in duty bound to…”

Art of Quotation

“In my view, the composer,
just as the poet, the sculptor or the painter,
is in duty bound to serve Man, the people.
He must beautify life and defend it.
He must be a citizen first and foremost,
so that his art might consciously extol human life and lead man to a radiant future.”

Sergei Prokofiev, Russian, composer

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