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By Paula Young Shelton*

Hope … when all is lost

Hope … at any cost

Hope … to hold on tight

Hope … to get through the night

Hope … when you are down

Hope … is freedom's sound

Hope … to keep you going

Hope … in the All-Knowing

Hope … is believing

Hope … is conceiving

Hope … is achieving

*Paula Young Shelton is a teacher and member of the National Black Child Development Institute. She has taught children in the United States and Africa.

Last Updated Date: 09/13/2006
Last Reviewed Date: 09/13/2006