Steadfast in Hope

Yesterday, during church service, Pastor Shawn talked about being steadfast in our faith during life’s trials, and the everlasting hope that it can bring.

Whether you are Christian, of a different faith, or not religious at all, there is a message here, one I’ve tried to intertwine in a sonnet. I hope you find its value.


We walk this path between hope and despair

In life, in trials, our choices not plain

Fueled by action, sentiment or prayer

Minds veer between lucid and barely sane


Off the sidewalk in a drunken mind’s state

The way that gray darkness and struggle lead

Desire for faith, resolve and progress wane

Too many lies on vile legs of centipede


Hope is on horizon to save mankind

Born of one’s committed and steadfast gaze

Toward heart, toward heaven, in presence of mind

Rids us of the insect and cloudy haze


Choose growth and resolve to walk a right path

Never lose spirit, give despair a bath

14 responses to Steadfast in Hope

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is a deeply moving poem, Mary. Faith, religious or perhaps otherwise, must be the basis of hope. Being steadfast in our faith, never losing our spirit is so important, Very well done. I hope you have a nice week,

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks, Dan. Can we really exist without at least an ounce of hope? I don’t think so, but I’m glad to know it is in you. Have a wonderful Monday

  2. Ally Bean says:

    I like your poem and agree that it’s easy to overlook the value of being steadfast in faith. It’s easy to forget where you’re going– and how you’re going to get there.

  3. JoAnna says:

    I appreciate your understanding that remaining steadfast in hope can be a struggle. Hope and spirit never die, but despair can cloud them. Giving despair a bath makes me think of how much it helps to go the ocean or river or just take a shower.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      A shower is good. I tend to thank God then for hot water, grace and hope. Seems like as good a time as any.

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