“I Hope” Poem

I Hope

By Ashley O’Hare

I hope you never feel

your lungs drain of oxygen.

I hope you never see

your room closing in on you.

I hope you remember your umbrella

when it’s raining cats and dogs.

I hope you realize that

even closed doors can open.

I hope you look in the mirror

and smile with pride.

I hope you only touch a scale

to rip the batteries out.

I hope your internal monologue 

is your biggest cheerleader.

I hope you face fears face first

and leave negativity in the rearview mirror.

I hope you let people in

and allow them to fill your heart with love.

I hope you will never

end up like me.

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