Spreading Wings of Hope

What if I fall?
What if I fail?

Will I bounce back
then later prevail?

Try as I might
in my own power
failure is all I find

Yet I have faith,
hopeful reliance on a power
much greater than mine

I will fly


It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub again. De wants us to write a 44-word poem that includes her word for the year: bounce. I decided to also include my word for the year: reliance. Head on over and read how other poets are bouncing around in 44-words.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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35 Responses to Spreading Wings of Hope

  1. charisma says:

    SO MUCH POSITIVITY. A wonderful message in your poem.. I wrote a poem on HOPES and BELIEFS. Would you please give it a read? It would mean loads to me. 🙂 🙂

  2. blak asper says:

    Wonderful message.

  3. kim881 says:

    Hopeful and comforting, Linda. I think we all worry about falling and we all want to fly.

  4. Truedessa says:

    I like to believe we all have wings and the ability to fly.

  5. A poem filled with hope. Love that sign.

  6. I like the hopeful message in this piece. Well done.

  7. Frank Hubeny says:

    Failure is all we can expect if it is all left up to us.

  8. Yes we most definitely shall fly ❤️ Love this ☺️

  9. Thank God we have someone to turn to, to lift us up! Just a breath away. No, within.

  10. Yes, we will fly! Love this

  11. Beverly Crawford says:

    Perhaps “I Will Fly” should be in caps for emphasis in this hopeful poem. Well said!

  12. Lovely hopeful words to lift the spirit!

  13. rothpoetry says:

    Yes! Very good!!

  14. wolfsrosebud says:

    A modern reminder of spiritual truth.

  15. If I’m going to fall, I’d like to have a go at flying first 🙂

  16. Charley says:

    I had a cup — a coffee cup — when I was in the military. It had a cartoon puppy facing out and behind him a large pair of front paws. It said, “I’m not much, but my dad can take you!” It was a subtle reminder….

  17. jillys2016 says:

    I dunno, Linda, that photo at the top of your blog tells me that you’ve already done the flying thing! Tee Hee! Seriously, my breathing became easier as I read these lines. Thank you for that.

  18. Cool write, Linda! Ride the dragon! 🙂

  19. kanzensakura says:

    I love your faith and how it does lift you up. Fly girl, fky!

  20. Very powerful Linda, I love how your faith will let you fly xxx

  21. annell4 says:

    “Fly” you must, little one!

  22. I think that we will never fly if we have a fear of falling… love it.

  23. whimsygizmo says:

    This is so powerful, and so true for me, too:
    “Yet I have faith,
    hopeful reliance on a power
    much greater than mine”

    I LOVE that sign, in your photo. And your words. Wonderful.

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