Hope with Poetry


As I sat on my Laptop and started my Modern History assignment which focused on the creation of Israel I didn’t realise the enormity of the task as well as the controversy that surrounded it as a country. As a person that has always been interested in the middle east conflicts and the Arab springs that started around december 2010 . But the Israeli and Palestinian conflict is one of the oldest  in the region by far. Even though I was interested in the Middle East conflicts, I never actually looked into the creation of Isreal and the reason behind all the conflict and the massive death tolls. As we continued our research individually lesson by lesson you could feel and see a sense of sadness and frustration in the atmosphere. so we all decided to sit down and see what we all came up with. At the end we realised that this conflict that is occurring to this very day has taken many lives and not just of soldiers but the large number of casualty being women and children and in those saddening nights and lessons there is one poem in particular that gave us all hope and in particular me it’s by Emily Dickson one of my favourite poets and its called ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’ and  its goes like this:

Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all.

And sweetest in the gale is heard;

And sore must be the storm

That could abash the little bird

That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chilliest land

And on the strangest sea;

Yet, never, in extremity,

It asked a crumb of me.

So there is hope no matter what your situation is.

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