“No matter how dark the situation,
let me hold on to the steady light of hope”

“Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all.” 
~ Emily Dickinson   
 Intuitive wisdom;
we all have this
infinite well of love,
drawn from our soul’s aquifer,
depths of higher consciousness,
knowing infused with compassion,
it’s always there,
listen for it…
choose to hear it. 


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”  
~ John Lennon   
     I am a willing hostage of hope,
                                                                    I am not alone,
      I trust in this, 
                    I’ll wait for you.
“Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation”

~ Aristotle   

There is a place
beyond our stories
and unskilled actions
where we will find purpose;
we know the way,
there is no map,
I will meet you there.  
“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for.
And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”

~ Barbara Kingsolver 

is not on any calendar
we only have this,
which becomes then,
history tinged with loss,
inconsequential life unlived,
transformation denied,
squandered regrets.

“Where there is no vision there is no hope “

~ George Washington Carver   

in the face
of contrary wisdom,
is to deny transformation
from what is,
to what can be;
loss of hope,
loss of vision
   beyond sight.  
I am a willing hostage of hope.
Copyright © Henri Ferguson 2013
Author notes  
We often use the word hope in a wistful manner that in the final analysis is more grasping, reaching for, and desiring from a restless soul, an unhappy heart trying to sublimate contentment with content.  
Hope in a more selfless context is the willingness and ability to imagine a listing ship of wrongs righted into seas of calm waters. We all understand to greater or lesser degrees the problems and issues that vex this planet of ours, and like it or not we are either participating in this or stepping up to the plate and making a difference, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. The starting point for this hope is clarity of mind and heart, pure intention and willingness to act. I am willing hostage of hope.