Hope – Bitter and Joyful

Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.


There is a bitterness to hope that must be understood

that one has a desire for something good

but the pain that one cannot forget

is that the good thing one doesn’t have yet


The heart does hold on the will does stick

but as hope is deferred the heart grow sick

bones grow heavy optimism grows thin

because all the means never see an end


Ah but desire fulfilled is a beautiful thing

feet will dance and hearts will sing

when one’s desire reaches fruition

and one has rest from their own mission


To have hope and to see that hope come to be

is pure joy and also Life’s tree

then hope can be abandoned and so can demand

for what one desired is now in hand