A Ray of Hope
Among all the pain and the dirt
Among all the darkness and dust
Among all the bitterness and silence
There is laughter.
There is a little ray of light, making itself be known.
There is a growing patch of innocence, taking over its oppressors.
There are shining faces, smiling fearlessly back at the face of evil.
There is hope.
It streams through the open windows, choking the darkness, forcing it to leave.
It blooms from the hearts and settles on the smiling faces, taking the place of the dust.
It flows through the dirt, cleansing the room.
And all that’s left is a bright, sunny day,
full of endless possibilities.