SOLC 14 of 31: Hope vs. Hopeless

Talking to a relative the other day who has been living a medical mystery with her son for a long time.  From doctor to doctor and specialist to specialist, there doesn’t seem to be a reprieve. Our conversation recently sparked this entry as she embarks on another attempt to alleviate the pain.

Hope vs. Hopeless

What choice is there

but to hang on to the hope.

Without it, without clinging on,

Hopeless wins.  Hope is defeated.

So we hope.  We hang on to hope.

We gather our courage and sit in hope’s corner.

Because hopeless





Here’s to hoping.




  1. Tam said,

    March 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Hope if one of my favorite words. Without it, we have nothing, and we do have it, so we should use it daily. “Hang on to hope.”

  2. March 15, 2012 at 4:47 am

    “We gather our courage and sit in hope’s corner” to me captures the tension in hoping when there has been previous disappointment and the sense of promise fulfilled as well.

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