hoping against hope

hoping against hope

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by rutuja padwal
i want to wrap you around my bundle of memories
but like the fuzzy edges of a slowly fading dream
you escape my grasp
i want...no, need... to write it all down
but it seems my pen has other plans
my steady breathing quickens
till it is a sarcoma of fear, regret, and grief
the hum of angst grows louder and more distinct
time to get up
make a cup of tea
hoping against hope 
you will come back to me in another reverie

© 2018 Lydia Shutter


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This is a very special poem, & quite different from any other I have read of yours, at least recently dear Lydi**.. without doubt full to bursting with love and hope, but also tinged with more negative understandable emotions that so often accompany loss, or the fear of anticipated loss... a very personal and deeply moving poem indeed..... Neville

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

My Friday night writes do not necessarily reflect the real me, Neville...this one is much more hones.. read more
Neville

2 Years Ago

You write so well, it would be impossible to have thought otherwise... virtual hug on its way & true.. read more



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Love the way your wording captures the physical affects too

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

Thanks so much. Lydi**
An excellent bit of writing, Lydi, and so appropriate to your choice of artwork. Memories can last a lifetime,
but they can grow fuzzy and it seems we often look back through a rose coloured filter, good every now and then to be honest with our dreams...they were not always great...nor are they now...but they are sometimes all we have left.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

OMG....sorry, I meant Ted....it is a horribly cold, rainy day here in South Florida and I am not fun.. read more
Ted Kniffen

2 Years Ago

I've been called much worse. Cold here too and snowy.
Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

UGH...snow....four letter word if you ask me!
This is an intense snippet of how it feels to be grinding on an endless mind loop over someone. I know you are gadding about these days, Lydia, & I don't expect a reply soon. Just wanted to wish you great fun & much love thru your holiday season! It's always a pleasure to see you at the cafe & share your notable & much-loved writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

Hi Margie! We are home again. It was quite the trip! Still catching up with laundry and mail...mi.. read more
aawwww....your pen decided to end this in a sad note.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

The world is full of all sorts of emotions....not all happy as we know. Thanks, Cassie. Lydi***
and when we need to write it down and can't---the tension builds, and then explodes.

maybe one more cup of tea...and the muse will let us have our way...and the pen will move.

j.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

And sometimes the words are stuck in an alternate universe! :) Thanks, Jacob. Lydi**
I have become a flow writer. Write, when my mind wants to.
"time to get up
make a cup of tea
hoping against hope
you will come back to me in another reverie"
I do understand the above lines. Thank you dear Lydia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

Glad you could relate! thanks, John. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

I could dear Lydia and you are welcome.
Lydia, you always write so beautifully and this one touches something deep.
Feels more raw. More real. Harsh reality versus lovely dream.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

Some poems are borne of fantasy...others from deep visceral feelings. You know that as yours reflec.. read more
Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

:) you're welcome Lydi.
the artwork is gorgeous too

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

love the descriptives of the feelings this is a beautiful piece of work very deep

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

Thanks very much, Julie....glad you liked the artwork too. I try to find just the right art to go w.. read more
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

yes i usually choose music and also pics off internet
Don't know if this a lost love.
Maybe one you shouldn't be thinking about.
But they do visit often.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

nah, my poetic license says otherwise!
Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Is there a lost shoe involved.
Lydia Shutter

2 Years Ago

LOL you are so funny!

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