October 24, 2017

hope springs eternal, has said the bard
speaking true, for eyes forever seek
the brighter day, which thus illumed
this day’s gloom more bravely bear
and those distant, hoped for smiles
soothe these tears that savage fall
upon the cheek as yet un-frowned
despite the fear which daily grows
that hopeful eyes no longer glow
but within their living skull lie dead
by care and toil at last o’erwhelmed
alive, yet unconcerned of tomorrow