I Seek Elpis –
The Spirit of Hope, Elpis, flew,
last out of that Jar which Pandora had opened,
yet it flew.
Always playing catch up to the despair and destruction
the foul ones had left in their wake,
yet it came.
On gossamer wings of gold
to lit upon the fragile souls
Diseased, destitute, or almost dead,
Bereaved, broken, or branded.
It found them in the highest of heights
to the darkest holes or pitted caves.
Yet it found them.
Know that the foul ones who sap the will are many.
Know that the foul ones who drive down the heart be strong.
Yet, Elpis’ limits are limitless
when called to.
You simply have to seek it and
it will be appear.
by Philip Wardlow