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02.11.2019 Poem

Hope Deferred, Strength Drained

By Brian Kazungu
Hope Deferred, Strength Drained
NOV 2, 2019 POEM

Sometimes I ask myself
Till when should I remain this positive?
When my hope is deferred and my strength is drained
But in all this I get some peace
From believing that a beautiful tomorrow is ready to give me a warm embrace

Every night before I sleep, I always see a beautiful tomorrow
But every day when I wake up in that tomorrow
Reality seem to always say, sorry, try again tomorrow
And because of this, my hope is deferred and my strength is further drained

Something in me always says tomorrow is beautiful
And that even in this despair, I am be less stressful
But surely today, the energy to go on is no longer full
Because every time when my hope is deferred, my strength is drained

Despite the despair of a beautiful tomorrow that seems to come around
I always feel like, I am a champion who will soon be crowned
For I believe that whatever is keeping me restrained
Is proof enough that there is treasure to be gained

I am still hopeful even though my life seems to be at a standstill
I am always dutiful even though my reality proves to be hurtful
Indeed, I am always stirred to stand up, to rise up and to never give up
Even though my hopes keep getting deferred and my strength getting drained

© Brian Kazungu, 12/02/17