Restoration of Hope

His family abandoned him,
so sad for William indeed —
He mourned in
utter heartache —
He cried out, “Why, Why?”

His fragile soul
couldn’t grasp the reasons
he had to go elsewhere
from the place he knew as home

William prayed fervently
as his hope slipped away
Many nights he sobbed,
restless in foster care
being sent from place to place
until . . .

Hope arrived in the embrace
of godly folks who
chose to love him
and bring him into their home

He joined a happy unit
lonely no more —
Loved abundantly
with brothers and parents
and pets afoot, too.

Yes, home sweet home
Hope restored.

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Sandra Hicks

Sandra is a native of Washington D.C. who joyously walks with God, and firmly believes in the steadfast flow of love and truth. She is president of a home-based business that specializes in writing, editing, consulting and retail sales of photo products. Her published pieces include essays, inspirational topics and stories, reflections, commentaries, and poetry. In January 2011, one of her inspirational pieces was selected as a Jewel Chest feature on a Christian website. Sandra enjoys photography and snaps shots often in her hometown of Washington, D.C.

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