Posts tagged ‘Hope’

August 5, 2012


by Patrick Dykie

     This is another story that I had written for DarkJade’s One Knight blog. It has a lot of meaning for me. I try to follow a certain set of rules in living my life that were passed down to me by my Father. One of my favorite rules is the importance of learning to open yourself up, and reach out to those around you. This may be one of the hardest things any of us ever do, but it is always worth the effort.

     I would like to share a special story with you about a remarkable woman. It is a story of hope and second chances. It is a story of a woman named, Sarah, and is based on the life of a real person. Through life’s circumstances she was hurting, broken inside, afraid, and very alone. Her story reminds us that it is possible to change, to overcome adversity, to move out of the darkness into the light, and to make not only our own life better, but the lives of others as well. Sometimes all it takes is the courage to reach out to those around us. Some of you may even see a little of yourself in Sarah. I hope you enjoy the story.

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June 10, 2012

Untitled Poem

by Devina


What’s this darkness I feel inside?

It tries its damnedest to overwhelm me

I feel my bruised resolve slipping

Like ketchup sliding out of a bottle

Reluctantly first, then easily gave way.


What’s this cloud I just can barely see above my head?

My trembling fingers moved to my eyes as if I could wish it away

Its foreboding presence stifles me as I lay there

Curled up pathetically on the cold barren ground

Like the frightened child I am.


About to succumb to this madness,

I remove my hand willing myself to face my doom, that’s when I saw it –

Barely a flicker of the elusive light

Floating before my vision, with no care in what’s left of the world

It reminded of this thing called …

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May 20, 2012

Is Everything Going To Be Okay?

by Patrick Dykie


     Is everything going to be okay? A lot of people have been asking this question lately. It’s one of the top questions entered on many internet search engines.  If you turn on the nightly news, pick up a newspaper or get on the internet, you might not think so. We live in an extremely dangerous and unpredictable world. A world facing wars, civil unrest, terrorism, crime, nuclear proliferation, and uncertainty. We are also dealing with an increasing world population, dwindling resources,  natural disasters, climate change, new and deadly outbreaks of disease, hunger, poverty, massive economic problems, and world-wide recession. 

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