FLICKERING HOPE

Walking on a tight rope
hoping against all hope,
expecting things to go your way
through the rigours of the day,
from a pessimistic mope
to one with an optimistic hope,
the transition massive
requires action rather than being passive,
just hoping won't help
no matter how much you yelp,
through the hard work, strive
although the sky being murky, drive
constant effort in order to thrive
while keeping the flickering flame of hope alive.