I Held Hope

I held hope. I held hope like a baby bird in my shaky palms, coddling it for years, hand feeding it with every ounce of thin, pink worm dream I could muster from the rich, dark soil of my mind, keeping it warm inside my shirt, ever close to my vigorous heart. I loved to feel it rustling next to my skin, as if telling me it was safe and steady, growing like me, but also because of me

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J Stout
@DarkMoonMusings · 0:32
It. There was so much tenderness in this. I really loved it. I loved how you equated hope with a baby bird and that you fed it your dreams. Oh, that is so beautiful. And then there is that bittersweet part where not every baby bird makes it. And as many dreams don't make it, many hopes don't make it. Very lovely. Thank you for sharing this
Laura L (she/her)
@Loloflow · 0:14


You. Thank you. Thank you so much for listening and replying and participating in the art. It means so much to me
Becky Butler
@bc75 · 3:26

#jump #safe #introspection #outwardprojection #momentsofexhale

Where circumstance wants to define where we are at in this life we are so focused on slights and slants that chive away at us through distractions task may we stay focused on family, on life those are the keys to getting through areas of strife. Hold on to hope. Tie into faith. God works in mysterious ways. And when we know he's all we've got to address our case, our space, our place of need
DawnMaria Bradley
@Pixiepoet4life · 2:34
I am just so floored that this space is so fantastic, because I haven't been on Swell that long, but I came here with no real expectations. I've been on all the other media platforms. I have the TikTok, I have the Instagram and all of that stuff. And this is the first time that I've ever truly felt home on a social media platform. Swell feels like home, and all of you, my kindreds, feel like family
Laura L (she/her)
@Loloflow · 0:16

@bc75 @Pixiepoet4life

Thank you both so, so much for listening and replying and for your beautiful words. Both of you. I am so, so grateful for this community
Dom Gatto
@stone · 0:29
You. Oh, wow. So tender, so thought out. The words, the comparisons, the analogies. This was absolutely beautiful. And may I say that your delivery of a poem and your voice are also very, very beautiful. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you
Laura L (she/her)
@Loloflow · 0:12


Thank you so much for listening and replying and for your very kind words. I am so grateful