Two Hands

Hope is
Two hands fisted,
Held before you side by side.
One caging in a wasp,
The other clasping
Butterflies.
Touch one too bold,
Provoke a sting,
Clutch the other,
You will crush,
Its wings.

Hope is holding,
Wishing with an ache,
The patient balance
Of two possible, opposing ways.
It’s to endure,
The weave of pain,
With grace,
The tension of a maybe grief,
Against a fragile, fluttering,
Faith.

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10 responses to “Two Hands

  1. learningtofollow

    What depths of truth told in this beautiful poem. You have a way with words, Sarah! Thank you for sharing.

  2. happy birthday, Sarah! I came over from your mom’s blog to wish you Happy Birthday. I love to read the loveliness that you write.

  3. Pam

    Just read your mom’s post and wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday. What a blessing you are.

  4. Sarah, I hope that your birthday is full of joy and chocolate! I’ve enjoyed reading your mother’s stories about you and your blog. You are a beautiful reflection of our Lord.

  5. Happy Birthday, Sarah! What a lovely girl you are, and what a blessing to so many. Your thoughts on beauty truly are an inspiration. I hope your day is full of enchanting adventures!

  6. Happiest of Birthday weeks to you, dear Sarah!

    Thanks for blessing so many with your writing.

    Kellie C

  7. Belated Happy Birthday, Beautiful (((((Sarah)))))! May God bless you with everything you need to walk the path He has for you, and wisdom to know what that path is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Ann

    Happy belated birthday, sweet Sarah. I had the pleasure of seeing you and your mom in Charlotte. Your family presents such a beautiful picture, and I love the idealist in you! It’s inspiring and lovely to behold.
    Blessings to you and your mom at this special time.
    Love, Ann

  9. Sarah

    Thank you all so much! Your comments make me feel beloved on my “quarter-centurieth” birthday. Bless the bunch of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. anauthorsorchard

    Hello Sarah,
    I am a friend of Joy’s, but I love reading your blog since I too want to be a writer! Thank you for creating such a beautiful blog. I love your poem:)

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