The Audacity of Hope
A quad-tanka poem by Shazzar Kallie

Hope hatches a flame
of a fledgling of faith born
inside the heart’s nest
of nurture: sustenance sowed
from the soul to live in love.

Our future is known
omnisciently as we rise
from the past with hope
in the present on spread wings
aspiring to soar in flight.

Progress promotes change
aggrandizing horizons
to new realms in truth
fueling the freedom of hope
boldly breaking boundaries.

Epiphanies light
the cauldron of confidence
fearlessly flying
like the phoenix enduring:
the audacity of hope.

© 2009

Dedicated to men of hope:

Mayor Kevin Johnson & President Barack Obama

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