Life is Hope

When all about you is black with gloom
and all you feel is pending doom
when your bones are racked with grim despair
when every breath is a gasp for air
keep on going, though you need to grope
for around the bend is a ray of hope

A ray of hope is perhaps all that's left
as your will to live has been bereft
you've lost it all, it's just no use
you can end it all, you need no excuse
but throw away that piece of rope
and give yourself a chance of hope

Just give yourself another day
brushing aside what your thoughts may say
this is your life and you can make a new start
by ignoring the brain - just follow the heart
taking baby steps in order to cope
and minute by minute you'll build on your hope

Build on your hope, one day at a time
though the road be steep and hard to climb
the hurts of the past - they should be dead
the fears of the future are all in your head
just live in the present and refuse to mope
your life will sparkle for you're living in hope