Losing Hope

Shaianne ChaoMay 9, 2024

In shadows deep, when hope feels gone,
a glimmer remains, a light to hold on.
Though darkness may linger, and despair seems near,
within our hearts, resilience we’ll steer.

For in every trial, a lesson is learned,
and strength is discovered,
never fully earned.
So when hope feels lost, let faith be your guide,
for in its embrace, hope will reside.

Hold on to the belief that brighter days are inside,
and in the face of adversity, find new height.
Losing hope is just a temporary state,
for hope's flame can never be completely abate.

Shaianne Chao is an 11-year-old poet from California.