Slowly and steadily
Remodeling this home.

Replacing the broken
And shattered windowpanes.
Renewing, unobstructed views.

Repainting the walls
With bright cheery colors.
Dinginess, bleakness
Being forced out by Light.

All things bright and beautiful
Flooding in, overtaking the dankness
With beautiful floral fragrances.

A neglected dilapidated home
Condemned, doomed for destruction.
Becoming a beautiful
Sprawling plantation in springtime.

Somebody lives inside
Of this home now.
The daughter of the King.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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