I caught the perfect light today, and found a subject too
Sitting in the sunlight and soaking up the view
lap dog perched upon his lap, cool breeze blowing through
wanting nothing more from life but ‘cope’.
These are the sort of images I’m trying to pursue
So I keep my camera ready now – in Hope.
The image joins a handful more of moments in the frame
Occurring on this street with its optimistic name
Nothing great or grandiose, but important just the same
For, great and small are still subject to ‘scope’
So if the shutter falls, it is not to bless or blame
It is just a way to show a life – in Hope
Hope Street runs from East to West for round about a mile
The houses, ‘same but different’, in eclectic country style
Wide as the local river, as straight as any aisle,
And, but for one exception, without slope.
I bought a little house and I planned to stay a while
So it is safe to say – I live in Hope.
The Saturday morning soccer fields hope for a Socceroo
The vacant blocks wait for a building project to ensue
Meanwhile they hope for playful kids to build a fort (or two)
The footpaths hope for skates or skipping rope
I hope that I will see them all, and capture just a few
On behalf of all of us, who live – in Hope.