Hope

The light sunders the early morning peace
Spreading its tentacles into the crevices of my mind

I drink in the breath of a new existence
All things are possible and hope is renewed

As time wanders and the inertia of mediocrity takes hold
I look up and find myself trudging thru yesterday

The sun wanes and a subtle night breeze brushes my brow
A chill seizes me and I wonder

Is it possible to have drifted thru another day?
To have passed over the divine treasure of hope?

As the last vestiges of light slip away and the night seizes hold
I begin to succumb to the rhythms of natures slumber

All that remains are the pockets of those who wander the night
Slowly they dance to the silent symphony of the darkness

I dream and I am filled with all that is possible in this life
A theatre of wonder surrounds me and my hope is renewed

The light sunders the early morning peace
Spreading its tentacles into the crevices of my mind

I drink in the breath of a new existence
All things are possible and hope is renewed….

About the Author

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Born in Manhattan in 1965 Joseph Castagno is the son of a second generation Italian American father. His mother’s family were mixed heritage people: Indigenous Haudenosaunee, French, some of the earliest Dutch settlers of the Hudson Valley. Growing up with such a multicultural heritage provided him with a view of both the immigrant experience, a perspective on the founding principles and ideals of the United States as well as the original teachings and ways of Northeastern Indigenous people. Having lived all over the United States Joseph has a broad perspective on US society and the variety of social values and customs that make up this great country. He currently resides in Florida with his wife Tammy, having raised four children they are now enjoying their grandchildren. Joseph has always had a passion for reading and writing and has published a number of articles in local papers and magazines. After a long career in healthcare he published his first novel “Jake” in 2016 drawing on his experiences and observations living in the Southeast and Florida. His current novel “Traffic” has just been published and he is currently working on his next novel and spoiling his granddaughters!

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