Springs of Hope

For the victims of typhoon Haiyan In the Philippines.

US marines Typhoon Haiyan relief

Amidst the chaos,
Bond of brotherhood
Seeds of compassion

Smell of deaths,
Prayers of resurrection
Springs of hope

Agony of loss,
Warriors stand tall
Hardships bear resiliency

Suffocating darkness-
Hearts light the way
Towards a renewed

Typhoon Haiyan is by far the strongest and deadliest that hit the Philippines in recorded history. Thousands died and hundreds of thousands left homeless but the resiliency of the Filipino People and the aid coming from different nations has been key factors towards recovery. This simple verse is dedicated to all the victims and those selfless heroes who came to helped in times of catastrophe.


  1. This is a beautiful verse of hope and inspiration. Very well styled.

  2. Thanks Joanne, I hope my country men will soon rise from despair like a phoenix rising from its own ashes.

  3. I harped on these in Threadless Faith, but the two gerunds in this piece could be easily fixed by changing "Agony of losing" to "Agony of loss" and "Suffocating darkness" to "Darkness suffocates." Otherwise, this is a really good piece. I'd kill the ellipses at the end, though.


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