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lost :: Keith

If there is any hope of knowing what’s on the other side, I’ve decided that I better find some time to walk both paths, both honesty and lying, both less traveled and more traveled, so that when I do eventually stumble out onto the other side and get to wherever it is I’m going, I’ll recognize truth for what it really is, and that it won’t sneak up on me during some desperate moment and end up looking like an outhouse in the middle of nowhere, with a crescent moon on the door and a fresh roll of toilet paper stuck on a nail; and that when it’s all over yet again and again and again, I won’t be caught standing there lost, hopeful for something better than my own shit staring back at me.

    TAGS:  afterlife, contemplation, hope, truth, lies, honesty

ray of hope :: Keith

An old aunt of mine once told me that my smile was “a ray of hope,” which at the time sounded a bit cryptic, even to my small boy way of thinking, considering I had both an Uncle Ray and an Aunt Hope.

    TAGS:  hope

Bob’s Goals :: Keith

Like anal retentive hope, Bob’s goals spring eternal in an impossible, but organized manner.

    TAGS:  Bob, anal retentive, hope

growing old :: other keith

Everyone always says that your eyesight is the first to go, or your memory, or your sex drive…I’m just hoping that the last thing to go is my imagination.

    TAGS:  aging, imagination, hope

Alzheimer Monday :: Keith

Monday morning hope is like an Alzheimer’s childhood, nice to think about, but not really there.

    TAGS:  hope

Little Bobby hoped with all his might that Superman Returns and Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest would be next week’s double-feature at the drive-in.

    TAGS:  pirates, hope, drive-in, wish, Superman

Hope springs eternal Scrine bird watching hungrily Brother Ezra sates

    TAGS:  poetry, haiku, hope, hunger

Just when I start hoping I’ll die of old age some day, a letter arrives to remind me that the cause will be banking complications.

    TAGS:  death, aging, bank, complications, hope

While this isn’t the place, this is the time that I need to say what must be said, to show in some way what must be changed, to tip the scales back, just ever so slightly, to the cause of people.

    TAGS:  hope, desperation, frustration, society

Lately Henry seems to have been camping out in a packing box, but I’m hoping he gets unpacked and dusted off sometime soon.

    TAGS:  Henry, hope, box, camping

immaturity :: littledevilworks

Is it immature of me to hope that when I quit the whole office goes to hell in a handbasket?

    TAGS:  work, hope, immature, Schadenfreude

hope :: boot

This time, they might do the right thing.

    TAGS:  hope, governance

careful now… :: boot

And now that the least of the worst choices has been made, I find myself with a fragile hope, one that if I treat it with care and gentle attention may yet flourish into a full case of honest to goodness optimism.

    TAGS:  politics, hope, choices, optimism

Solemnity :: boot

She stepped forward and tenderly stated, “Yes, sir, I am Australian.”

    TAGS:  change, politics, hope, solemn, patriotism

Rufus thought he’d saved enough money to buy a good prostitute for the New Year’s Eve celebration this year, unlike his previous year’s dates, but my friend Schuster was kind enough to remind him that the new year would be filled with hope; “You should shop cheap,” Schuster added, “so that when you’re arrested, again, you can hope that you have enough money left over to post bail.”

    TAGS:  Rufus & Schuster, Schuster, Rufus, hope, sarcasm, prostitutes

hallucinations :: boot

Sometimes, the memory of a good friend is nothing more than that, mixed neatly with a small measure of hope.

    TAGS:  memory, life, hope, friendship

not the end :: boot

Standing at the peak of the mountain, feeling serene and joyous, Jake could feel it all start to slip and disintegrate right under his feet.

    TAGS:  hope, sadness

"Alisha's smirk vanished like hope after an election."

    TAGS:  hope, metaphors, elections


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