It is not often
I find myself surprised.
I am no stranger
to the pathetic pursuits
of those who desire earthly possessions;
I have no time for them.
But you?
Witnessing the flash in your eyes
when you spoke of your dreams
roared my spirit back to life
from the grave I had left it in.
It had been some time
since I resonated with one
as driven as you.
Too often I see others
fall victim to themselves,
to the belief
that the world is out to get them
and that they are always the victim,
always the loser.
But not you.
I felt the heat of hope
flow from you
and for the first time
in a long time
I felt hope,


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