Poems for hope

Poetry On Odyssey: Lately

I've been dreaming.


Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a place where the sun shines

and there's always a refreshing breeze

to ease the heat and make you close your eyes

to welcome the playful wind.

Where fields of poppies and sunflowers dance,

a happy army of color

to brighten even the grayest day

and make your lips curl into a smile.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a perfect world where

someday and soon are real measures of time

that are actually realistic.

A planet that grants wishes,

like candles being blown out on a birthday cake,

stars shooting across the sky

twinkling with possibility and promise.

Where a dandelion isn't just a weed,

but a gift that recognizes the heart's true desires

and magically sends them to the divine universe

to put in motion a plan to enlighten those yearnings.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a place that has time machines,

that allows the impossible,

like the opportunity for a second chance,

or a chance to relive moments you wish you could bottle up

and replay over again

with all the delightful sights and sounds and feelings

there to appreciate once more.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a world that celebrates adversity

and encourages the underdog,

that is so often dealt an unfair hand,

to rise above and conquer fears,

to grow stronger with the support of a community

and find peace in a place where pain once was.

Lately, I've been dreaming,

of a time where we don't have to

say goodbyes to the people we could

never live without

or worry about the time on a clock face.

Lately, I've been dreaming

of a beautiful world

where you can just be free.

And that is enough.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Founders Of Color Q&A: Yarlap's MaryEllen Reider On Destigmatizing Women's Health

The father-daughter duo co-founded the brand and has since generated a passionate, dedicated community of women.

MaryEllen Reider

I was lucky enough to meet MaryEllen Reider over a decade ago as a fellow freshman in college. Since then, I had the luxury of being able to witness her evolution from the faithful companion I went to my first job fair with to the woman who is now a pioneer in destigmatizing the portrayal of women's reproductive health.

Keep Reading... Show less

My favorite Editor was feeling under the weather yesterday. All I wanted was to make her a vegan iced matcha latte. With distance forbidding it, I instead decided to write up this quick, easy recipe. I made it to be vegan and organic for optimal health benefits.

Matcha green tea is made from grounded green tea leaf and it comes with the most antioxidant boost ever.

Keep Reading... Show less

This coffee brand is USDA organic. Newman's Own Keurig coffee flavors are all organic. They have French Roast, Decaf, and a Special Blend. I'm in a committed relationship with the French Roast flavor. The smell alone from dispensing 1 cup of coffee sets a whole cafe jazz vibe.

I'm already relaxed when I smell the coffee all ready for dressing. The way I make my coffee is simple and sweet, literally. I add a spoon of organic brown sugar and a splash of organic almond vanilla milk. This cup of coffee has changed my life forever. I have never been so productive in my life and I truly believe it's because the coffee is organic.

Keep Reading... Show less

These organic, cruelty-free skincare products are great for hot, sweaty summers. I use them every day, so you will find my honest opinion about them all. I highly recommend using organic products because they are least likely to be harmful to your body.

This may seem like an extra step when it comes to your beauty routine, but it's really easy. These 5 products could be the start of your next beauty venture.

Keep Reading... Show less

These 5 Black Handbag Designers Should Be On Every Accessory Lover's Radar

With the push to support more Black-owned businesses, we've put together a list of Black owned handbag designers.

Ever since the current upheaval of societal silence happening in the country caused by the #BlackLivesMatter movement, there has been a bigger push for people to support Black-owned businesses.

Granted, there are a lot fo Black-owned businesses to support, it just takes time to find them. With that being said, fashion is a sector, just like any sector really, in a culture that still has people of color calling out for more diversity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Feel A Lil' Better: Because Therapy Dogs Aren't Just Cute, They're Working

Your weekly wellness boost from Odyssey.

No matter how good (or bad) you'd describe your health, one thing is for sure: a little boost is ALWAYS a good idea. Whether that's reading a new, motivating book, or listening to a song that speaks to your soul, there are plenty of resources to help your health thrive on any given day.

There are many different ways people overcome obstacles in their lives. Thankfully, the stigma surrounding therapy is slowly (but surely) slipping away and we're opening up about our problems and needs. For some, a good workout is just as relaxing. Others are learning how meditation can be a helpful tool in their mental health journey.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments