The poem, The Hope Factor, is about how our future can seem so bleak without some element of hope. But sometimes hope isn’t a conscious thought. Sometimes we take it for granted–not realizing it’s there within us. It’s only when it’s gone or lacking that we appreciate it, and we want it restored. It feels like there’s a fundamental piece missing in our soul.
If you find yourself looking forward to your future, or you’re able to envision good things to come in your life, it means you have hope at some level big or small. It is the key factor that keeps us moving forward.
The Hope Factor
It’s harder to cope without hope.
When our future looks too dark to embark
–on a road with no landmark.
So try we must, to find hope—the shining spark,
To make the road ahead no longer dark.
By E. Ballay