Fear and Hope
Life without living, a burden to bear!
In the midst of thorns, hope like roses
flourishes and releases sweet fragrance.
“Sweet are the uses of adversity.”
It too will wither away, slowly though.
“Suffering makes a man wise.”
Where there is suffering, there is hope
waiting patiently in the wings for the cue.
Haltingly though, let’s bear the burden
and march along toward our homes,
though they may now seem far away.
Don’t let negativity deflect our hope.
Difficult it may be to bear suffering
that is within us; let’s face it with positive energy.
Satyam Sikha Moorty is a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and taught for 31 years at Southern Utah University. He has two chapbooks ready: “Who Am I? and other poems” and “Poems of Fear and Songs of Hope.” His book “Passage from India: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays” has recently been published by Austin Macauley, London, England
Notes: “Sweet are the uses of adversity”—Shakespeare, “As You Like It,” Act II. Scene i.
“Suffering Makes a man wise”—Aeschylus, from his “Fragments”