Hope

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This is one of my older poems about loss and renewal.  I am meditating on how the Easter story inspires hope in everyday lives.

DEEPER PLACES

I want to live
in the deeper places

where flowers
always get to bloom
at their appointed time

and are loved as much
weathered and dormant
and covered with snow

I want to live
in the deeper places

where loss is felt
tears are cried and
night becomes a friend

and then loss
dies too
new life arrives again

Oh, I want to live
in the deeper places

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Ellen Grace Olinger

Published in Time Of Singing, The Discerning Poet, and Bell’s Letters.

The pictures are by Kate Greenaway, courtesy of Karen’s Whimsy.

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