Poetry by Charles Joseph

A World Of Hope

When there’s a world in front of me
But “nothing” is the only possibility

I try, I try. I’ve tried, I’ve tried.
Swim in a high current trickling
Away with everything:
Including my pride

And hope.
Everything needed to untie the rope
And flow…

Every morning, the sun still shines
It unrolls the sky into a blanket of hope
That covers the world—having enough for

When I was a child,
I used to get struck by lightning
Of amazement,
Each time I realized: the sky never really runs out

It goes as far as your dreams dare to.
And then, some more.
Especially when your back is against the wall
Especially when all hope seems to be at loss.


Hey guys 🙂

It’s been a while. As an artist, I’ve been thinking about how it’s my duty to create art to release into the world in times like this. When the world is in chaos, people turn to art. I love how everyone is coming together and contributing with what they have to help lessen the anxiety brought by the uncertainty of the world’s current situation. I send out a prayer and good energy to those who have lost this battle with Covid-19, and to those who are still fighting. I send out love, eternal blessings, and every positive energy in the world, to those working in a hospital, fighting to save lives against an outrageous enemy. And much thanks and blessings to governments around the world for trying to find balance and steady ground in these trying times.

Stay strong. Keep fighting. And let your hope be the last thing that this virus takes from you. ❤️🙏🏾💪🏾 stay home and wash your hands.

14 responses to “A World Of Hope”

  1. Well said! 🙏🏻

  2. It’s so good to hear from you again. I was wondering if you were ok. I love the poem! I definitely find solace in the natural world…… but also from friends! We’re in lockdown too, here at the bottom of the world, but I also have a sister in New York. You take care, and keep on writing! Linda

    1. Hey Linda! I know it’s been a long while 🙁 I was trying to focus on something, but I figured that doesn’t mean I have to stay idle on my poetry pages. But thank you for the love! What country are you in? I hope your sister is very well!

      1. Hello again, to answer your question, I’m in New Zealand and my sister is fine, holed up with in her apartment. Her daughter is with us as she was at university in Wellington when we went into lockdown. We’re in Auckland.

        1. Oooohhh that’s amazing. I hope everyone is safe!

          1. I watched your U tube video and loved it.

            1. Thank you so much for the support! If you know anyone else who’d like it, please do share it with them!

  3. It’s been a minute!!!

    1. Hahaha A WHOLE minute man lmao. I was trying to focus on something, but I figured that doesn’t mean I have to stay idle on my poetry pages, so we back! Thanks for the love man!

      1. I was like this man met Rupi and retired. 🤣🤣🤣

        1. LMAAAOO you a cloowwnn, bruh can you imagine though???

  4. Sir Charles my friend….what an honor to read your words as they pour from your heart onto the page. Cadence, light, rhythm, glory…thank you, thank you, thank you.

    1. Wow, thank YOU for this comment! 🙏🏾

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