2020 - 2021 Modern Volume 17

We Know We Can Hope

A poem by Philip PJ.

On 23rd March 2020 the UK entered its first lockdown. I wrote this poem during the first wave of the coronavirus about hope and the calming perspective it can give us.

We know we can hope, in a world so unsure

For karma, for bigger, for better: for more

For you, for a friend, so hearts can beat stronger

For long term or short, so stars can gleam longer

Hope knows no reason, no scale or no never

Hope has no price, it’s within us whenever

So sleep rest assured, forget how much you’re given,

We own nothing more than the hope that We live in.