Allison Grayhurst

This Hope

With the hope of recovery,

and with eyes ever seeing

new ways to pronounce God,

the heart extends beyond

its necessary function

and leans closer to its

greater nature.

With this hope, love is possible,

love purified from fear,

so much wider than the typical emotion

and half-made substance of romantic dreaming.

With this hope, the hands remember old ways

of feeling, the stars chime with sounds

immeasurable but finally recognized as true.

With this hope, the dark is made right

and all extremities are drawn into the centre,

concentrated, solidified –

born and beginning.



About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published thirteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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