Symbols of Hope

  Paper hearts waving in an artificial breeze

  A picture of all that is not what it appears

  The fragile become the strong in time of need

  Symbols of love saving me from the cruelty of fear


  Carnation, delicate stalks and blooms of pink

  I will never again think of flowers as feeble

  They have firmly sewn on sturdy patches

  Over the gaping holes in my turbulent hope

Jamie Bagley