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Winged Flight


Are they really there,
silently, circling
the atmosphere?

Have you ever,
I mean ever –
caught just one glimpse
Of their angelic fanfare?

Dipping and diving
traipsing and gliding.
Invisibly connecting
the tiniest golden thread,
meant to protect
without end.

Cherubim and Seraphim
halo to halo,
wing to wing
they stand, united
so we can persevere
the hardships of life.

Another poem by Debbie Hope……aka Full of Hope

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Today is the day..A September 11th Short Story


Simone heard the guttural screams first and then, deafening silence. She managed to wipe some of the debris from her eyes and straighten her legs.  Her eyes were coated with a gritty, thick layer of something that felt like sand. She grabbed onto the corner of the desk and worked hard to find her footing and regain her balance. She swore she felt the building sway, but how could that be?

She had no sense of time and was unnerved by the sudden and inexplicable quiet. Where was she? The last thing she remembered she was sitting at her desk putting the final touches on a presentation, but now couldn’t remember what it was about. She continued to brush the powdery substance from her clothes, but as she did, more settled quicker than she could keep up with. There was a horrible taste in her mouth and she felt a sticky, thick film caked on her gums, tongue, and teeth. What she wouldn’t give for a drink of water.

The piercing screams returned and people rushed past her door towards the stair well. She decided to follow them. On her way out she glimpsed a calendar lying open. It read Tuesday, September 11, 2001. She knew she would never forget this day.

Her office was on the third floor so she didn’t have far to go to get out of the building and onto the street.  A sea of weary, frightened faces blurred past her. People were pushing and shoving each other in search of something that resembled a safe haven. She noticed a man slumped on the bottom step in his stocking feet. His shirt was tattered and torn. He must have slipped and slid to the bottom. He didn’t look well. His hands trembled and he was struggling to get up.  Simone pushed through the crowd and held out her arm to help hoist him to a standing position. He latched onto her with desperate force and eventually rose to his feet. Upon standing, he was thrust into the racing crowd and she quickly lost sight of him. She looked down and swiped the film from her watch and noticed it was barely 9 A.M. Panic poured through her. Was it possible the building really did move? She reminded herself she was in a strong building in the middle of New York City; she would be fine. Breathe, breathe.

She caught bits and pieces of conversations and heard someone say, “What the hell happened,” as she tried to piece the morning together in her mind. She remembered that while on the third floor she heard a thunderous boom. It sounded like the whirl of a massive engine, but she quickly dismissed the thought as ridiculous.  She finally made it onto the street and the scene was like nothing she had ever seen. People scattered in every direction – utter chaos. Police, Fire, and other rescue vehicles covered every inch of the street. She couldn’t imagine why they were so intent on running into the building that she was so determined to escape. Heavy soot continued to fall in huge chunks from the sky like snow, but heavier. Everything as far as she could see was buried under a blanket of grey. She broke into a furious run and without warning, leaned over and threw up.

She caught a glimpse of her reflection in a broken window pane and froze. She looked like an angel who had risen from ashes. Every piece of exposed skin was covered under a thick veil of filth. She was not alone in this hideous disguise; everyone as far as she could see wore the same cloak. She looked and felt like death. At that very moment something clearly spoke to her spirit. She heard the words, “hope will rise from these ashes” and somehow she knew it would.

Peace to all on this day!

Debbie Hope

aka Full of Hope

Remembering September 11th

Do you remember the moment when your life changed?


 
There’s a moment– one single moment, when everything changes. 

Maybe it’s a look, a tear, a word, a feeling, a birth, a fear, a joy, a prayer, a wedding, a goodbye. Whatever it is, it matters.

Think about these moments, relish in these moments, move past these moments, breathe in these moments, forget these moments. 

Savor them, steal them, make them count, cherish them, grasp them, chase them, let go of them, hold on to them, feel them, value them, and ultimately understand that you will run out of them.  String each one together-carefully.

Each incredibly unique moment leads to the next. One day you will look back and see a life filled with amazing blessings, sprinkled with a dusting of Grace that only God can provide. 

They are precious, use them wisely.  They will be gone in the blink of your life.

Debbie Hope
Full of Hope

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Song of the Earth


The scent emerges first,
A pungent smell of earth,
Up from the ground,
Barren of sound.

Sunshine sparks the frenzy.
Every fiber of soil thrusting,
Quaking and shaking,
Nature in the making.

The Master’s symphony
A chaotic cacophony.
Intelligently designed,
Uniquely sublime.

The gift of renewal,
Wrapped tightly with
Eternal ribbons of Promise and Hope.

Never ending resilience,
Accompanied by
Dazzling brilliance.

A song that resounds perfectly
from year to year.

Song of the Earth,
Play on, play on.

By Debbie Hope
Full of Hope

Hope Rising


Hope Rising

I can’t remember,
Was there a melodious harp playing,
Or perhaps a Heavenly hush?

Tenacity through the final fight
Waiting for a portion of peace 
Before relinquishing to the twilight.

You closed your eyes 
Knowing the truth lay in sight,
And free fell into the night
Bathed in promises 
Holding tight.

Life swirled around you
Messengers scampering to and fro,
A gasp was heard 
With no sentimental last word,
just a cry of pure delight 
When Angels swooped down
And traversed in flight.

Life continued to hum and drone
We could not make you stay,
even for one more precious day.

A moment sublime,
A life reflected
through the Father of all time.

A holy instant
Sanctified by the light,
A gift we could not contain
Precious memories remain.

Forever with the Divine.

In Memory of Mom
November 11, 2009
Love, Debbie

Undercover


Simone heard the screams first, and then, deafening silence. She managed to clear some of the debris from her eyes and straightened her legs around as she struggled to pick herself up off the carpeted floor. Her eyes were coated with dust granules that made her vision quite blurry. She grabbed onto the desk as she tried to regain her balance. She swore she felt the building sway. She had no sense of time and was unnerved by the sudden and inexplicable quiet. Where was she? She recalled sitting at her desk putting the final touches on a presentation, but now couldn’t remember what it was about. She continued to brush dust off herself and her clothes, but even as she did, more settled quicker than she could keep up with. Her mouth was dry and she felt a thick film of something nasty forming in her mouth, on her gums, tongue, and teeth. What she wouldn’t give to rinse her mouth out.

The screaming returned and she noticed people rushing past her door towards the stairs. She decided to follow them, and on her way out she noticed a calendar lying open on a desk. The date on the calendar read Tuesday, September 11, 2001. She knew she would never forget this day. Her office was on the third floor so she didn’t have far to go to get out of the building and onto the street.  A sea of weary, frightened faces blurred past her. People were pushing and shoving each other in their search for safety. She noticed a man slumped on the bottom step with his shoes missing. He must have slipped in his stocking feet and slid to the bottom. He didn’t look well. His hands trembled and he had trouble rising. Simone maneuvered through the crowd and held out her arm to help hoist him up. He grabbed onto her with such force and rose to his feet. Upon standing, he was thrust into the racing crowd and she quickly lost sight of him. She looked down and swiped the film on her watch and noticed it was barely 9 A.M. Panic poured through her. She reminded herself she was in a strong building in the middle of New York City; she would be fine. Breathe, breathe.

She heard someone say, “What the hell happened,” and she tried to piece the morning together in her mind. She remembered that while on the third floor she heard a thunderous boom. It sounded like the whirl of a massive engine, but she quickly dismissed the idea  as impossible. She made it to the street and the scene was like nothing she had ever seen. There were people running in every direction. Police, fire, and other rescue vehicles covered every inch of the street. There was chaos everywhere. Heavy soot fell in big chunks from the sky like snow. Everything as far as she could see was buried under a blanket of grit. She broke out into a furious run and without warning, leaned over and threw up. She caught her reflection in a broken window and froze. She looked like an angel who had risen from ashes. Every piece of exposed skin was covered with a thick, gray dust. She felt like death. At that very moment something or someone spoke to her. She heard the words, “Hope will rise,” and she knew it would.