Joan McNerney | Hope is the opium of our hearts

Joan McNerney | Hope is the opium of our hearts

How we cling always
to that last morsel of hope.

Living without hope is
too difficult to phantom.

Remembering too often
how life is always difficult.
Lessons from childhood.

Hesitant to complain…
not caring about clothing.
Willing to eat anything.

Always making myself small
or useful. Hoping to find
eternity in the dust of life.

Living without hope is
too difficult to phantom.

How we cling always
to that last morsel of hope.

Joan McNerney’s poetry is found in many literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Poet Warriors, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Journals, and numerous Poets’ Espresso Reviews have accepted her work.  She has four Best of the Net nominations.  Her latest titles are The Muse in Miniature and Love Poems for Michael and At Work all available on Amazon.com and Cyberwit.net

Have been an active member of NOW (National Organization for Women) since 1995 serving on the Albany Chapter Board.

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