Hope Has a Secret

pharm arial, cost sans-serif;”>By Brynne Betz

case arial,sans-serif;”>When your heart is still
And your mind runs rabid
When the cold reaches in
And the warmth leaches out
Will you shut down?
Close the shades and lock the doors?
Or will you open the windows
To let the breeze
Ruffle your drapes
And flutter your skirts
As you forgot it could.
Will you ignore the urge to kiss?
Or welcome the pain
That may follow.
Let the cold win?
Or have hope that
The scent of a flower
Will melt
Your ice.

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Hope Has a secret Its petals Are soft And filled with feelings.

Hope
Has a secret
Its petals
Are soft
And filled with feelings.

Not the feelings we think we should have,
The preferred
Or the appropriate

But those we do have
The ugly
The dark
The shadows among the light
The pains that no one likes to look at
Let alone admit.

There
There
Yes, there, is where hope grows its roots.

Not in the pretend
Or the fake
Or the ignore
Or the shallow.

But in the wise hum of your deep
That place that invites you to honor where you are
And what you see
That place that invites you to feel it all
No matter how painful
Giving every last bit
Its time to be heard

Hope
has a secret
its roots are raw
and vulnerable
and it trembles with the beauty
and the pains
of life,
and it surrenders
oh dear God,
it surrenders
until the love that
always is
surfaces–
its strength
stronger, wiser,
red-hot pulsing
than all the rest
that ever
pretended any otherwise.

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Hope Has a secret. It sails To the winds Of your Feelings. Every Last One.

Hope
Has a secret.
It sails
To the winds
Of your
Feelings.
Every
Last
One.

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Brynne Betz

Brynne Betz

Brynne Betz is a lover of the sea, of soft eyes, gentle hearts and the wonder in life that escapes even the best of us. She is trained as a transpersonal psychologist and would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at www.brynnebetz.com or send her an email at [email protected]

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