hope



there's this thing called "hope"

it's that lead rope you're holding onto
when the thick fog is laid over your eyes
and you can't see where you're treading

it's that little piece in your heart that says
"the light is coming"

that little piece that continually tries to convince you
day and night
night and day
that it will be okay

even though you are lying in the dark
probably in fetal position
tears streaming down your face
it will tell you

"you'll be alright.
maybe not today
but soon"

it's in your arms when you hug yourself
as you fall asleep

it's in your eyes when you put a quote on the wall
that comforts you

it's in your feet when you step out of bed
even if you dread it

it's in your heart
when it's all cracked and bleeding
but you still press on

it is that anchor
holding your soul

and as the waves come
know that they also go
and soon you will embrace them because

they led you to trust Him
they developed endurance
they made you stronger
and they slammed you into knowing His grace

-aaliyah xx

43 comments:

  1. WWWWWOOOOWW WOW OW OW WOW OW. <3

    catching my breath. that right there? I don't know how to describe it. oh my goodness, that was POETRY OF TERRIBLE BEAUTY AND IT IS A METEORITE TO THE CHEST. SO

    DEEP.

    Like...

    wow.

    stardust words from a stardust girl. :'') this is incredible, Aaliyah.

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    1. I love how the "wow"s turned into "ow"s because same.

      BUT UGH THANK YOU SO MUCH! That means a ton for you to say that :''') it kinda felt liKE A METEROITE TO MY HEART AS WELL???!!! Because it's true.

      Thank you thank you thank you again, Kate :') you're awesome

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  2. This is amazing, Aaliyah! You are such a wonderful author.

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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  3. w...what. wow. dude. this. I don't even have words??? this is one of the most gorgeous things I have read and I kind of want to paste it to my wall in all its gorgeousness.

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    1. ughughgughhgjhsankjasdnfasdnfasndifqerasndiuabsfbva >>>basically my feels because of that comment.

      AHHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH I HAVE NO WORDS WOWZA <3 :'')

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  4. a picture of truth, painted beautiful <3333 :')

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  5. This is beautiful and full of raw hope. I adore this!

    Elizabeth
    http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

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    1. THANK YOU SO, SO, SOOO MUCH!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)))

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  6. This is amazing. And wonderful and all the good things I can think of

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    1. You are amazing and wonderful and all the good things I can think of.

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  7. This was literally exactly what I needed right now. THANK YOU <33333

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    1. Hearing that from someone literally makes my day. Jk my LIFE! YOU'RE SO WELCOME BUT SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU! <3

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  8. this is so so beautiful <3 i feel like i'm just repeating everybody else but i seriously, honestly have no words. this is so raw and genuine and original and lovely <3 you are a amazing writer, dude.

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    1. Well if it makes you feel any better, I have no words either. Thank you so much for all your sweet words! Truly made me smile <3

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  9. This. This was what I needed to hear. Thank you, Aaliyah. ♥

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    1. I'm so glad that it helped you!! That's the misson. You're so welcome. Thank you .

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  10. "And they slammed you into knowing His grace." Love this line.

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    1. Ugh, yes. It's my favorite line too. Haha, I wrote it but it still hits me!

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  11. Wow, the rhythm and poetry of this is just so passionate, so beautiful. This mirrors to a T what I've been learning, ok, struggling with lately: my own weaknesses and failures and guilt, and leaning on God's grace. This part was just amazing:

    and as the waves come
    know that they also go
    and soon you will embrace them because

    they led you to trust Him
    they developed endurance
    they made you stronger
    and they slammed you into knowing His grace

    That ending!! Thank you for writing this. It's all about His grace. Life is hard, life is painful. But God is greater. You rock!

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    1. I actually almost laughed at the first part because I didn't even try to have rhythm! Thank you so much. I have no words to answer this comment so hopefully this will do justice:



      ANNJKEFNIUKBFHEFBIUIFBEHBEH JTHANK YOU SO MUCHNDIUabfnKJ

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  12. "What are we holding onto, Sam?"

    "That there's good in this world, and that it's worth fighting for."

    There is hope, and it is not in us. There is hope, but it's not about us. There is a light, and it doesn't come from us. That's why it never dulls, never ceases, and never stops. Thank you SO MUCH for this reminder. I really feel this deep, like this is my life right now.

    Hope.

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  13. ASDFGHJKLKJHGF THIS. AALIYAH. YOU BEAUTIFUL CREATURE. I CANNOT EVEN WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT JUST HAPPENED TO MY HEART. <3333

    HOLY BUCKETTTSSSSS
    u r amazing stardust divine whoa ♥

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    1. OHMYGOODNESS BUT WAIT WHAT HAPPENED TO MINE??? WHAT EVEN IS THIS COMMENT????

      I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU THANK YOU DO MUCH WOW.

      can my new name be stardust yes okay cool

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  14. Whoa. Whoa. So much beautiful truth! And "slammed you into knowing His grace" - LOVE the power of that!!

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    1. WOW. Thank you. Seriously. No words. I am saying that way too much but I seriously don't even know how to respond!

      KDIJNFJEFN <3333

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  15. Whoa. Whoa. So much beautiful truth! And "slammed you into knowing His grace" - LOVE the power of that!!

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  16. I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE HOW GORGEOUS THIS IS OKAY. There is so much truth and beauty in every line of this. Amazing.

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    1. I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE YOU , ASHLYN. OKAY? OKAY.

      Good grief. Thank you, girl. Seriously. <3

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  17. It took me a long time to comment on this post because I felt like you ripped this out of a page from my diary. It's like you wrote my heart cries on a white blank page and told me how I felt but also how I needed to feel. Thank you for always writing words that make people FEEL and make people long for their Abba. I love you so much more than just the moon and back. These words mean so much.


    caught somewhere between a strong mind and a fragile heart



    I love you, my love bucket of stars. Keep singing your sweet melody.


    -jr xx

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    1. I know, love. I know. <3 It hurts when that happens but it also helps? Yes.
      Thank you so much. That means a lot. A lot a lot. <333333333

      I LOVE YOU TO PLUTO AND BACK 2638261826282628269262x! >>>TRUTH!!!!!

      that quote will forever be ours and it always literally STABS my heart.

      I honestly don't know how I got blessed with you. I love you too.

      I love stars thank you

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  18. This is SO beautiful, Aaliyah, I loved reading it. You have such a lyrical way of writing things!

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    1. AHHHHHH!!! Thank you. Truly. Made my day :')

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  19. if i have not commented on this i want you to know that it has given me life

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