Posts tagged #poetry

my hope is real - devyne's guest post

For the past few months, I've been working with some kids in the art of storytelling. This past week, Devyne and Nijalon wrote a post inspired by hope. Today's post is what Devyne wrote. I love this poem. As soon as I read it, I couldn't wait to share it with you guys. Check back tomorrow for Nijalon's observation on connections to Christ.

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My hope is real

it sings.

I know it’s real

it sits        stationary        in my soul

projecting it’s light into every crevice of me

banishing the darkness

pushing back the fear

destroying the doubt

it sings a song of love

a lullaby to my restless heart

soothing my troubles

- and -

calming my rapid heart beat

- and -

turning my attention upward

- and -

uncovering the white dove in every red-painted situation

- and -

fueling my faith

my hope is real

it manifests in everything i do.

revealing itself to doubters,

it’s not pushy or obnoxious -

cocky or rude.

it’s a fountain of faith

gentle and modest -

appealing to the spiritually p a r c h e d

open to everyone

my hope is real.

it hovers lovingly in my life

singing it’s joyous song.

Posted on May 10, 2010 .

Listen.

So I say instead of picking up a book, pick up the world with your strong arms and read the hidden but seen stories and write the greatest story ever.- Ni'd

Our art of storytelling workshop was last night. I swear these kids capture more of my heart every time I meet with them.

I wish I could capture the look on their faces when we start talking about writing and stories and poetry and everything that bearing the burden of words entails. But I can't - however - I'm pretty sure Nijalon's quote above and DeVonte's video below will give you a bit of a peek into the heart of these incredible teenagers.

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Posted on March 23, 2010 and filed under story.