Finding Rest – Rick Stephen

Finding Rest

I wonder if it is better
to die and have life cease
or to live, lifelessly,
without hope
to die ends all hope
but to live without hope
is much worse
and far more cruel
for in dying
there is rest from hope
but living without hope
this is not so
for to be human
is to have always
in the heart of hearts
the hope of hope,
the mere possibility
and so there is no rest
the hope of hope
is always there
I understand now
why death
is euphemistically called
entering into eternal rest
I wonder which is better

Category: By the Poetic Fool, Life | Tags: , , , | 2 comments

  • Susan Sproull says:

    Hi Rick, Merry Christmas!

    Profound words my friend. I agree a life without hope is much worse but I believe as long as there is life there is hope.


    poeticfool Reply:

    Hi Susan! I hope your holidays were happy and restful. Your comment is exactly what the poem was saying. As long as we are alive, there is always hope even if it is just the hope of hope. I hope that makes sense. Thanks for reading!


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