Prisoners of Hope

This poem was inspired by Zech 9:12 “Turn ye to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope even today do I declare that I will render double unto thee.”

A Strange Wind Blowing

My instinct, my spirit all-knowing

I saw trouble ahead of me

Like a tsunami, a raging sea

Crashing my reality


I want to be free


I prayed for strength

To overcome another day

Too many obstacles and challenges

Blocking my way


Just give me a chance

To unlock the chains

living like a prisoner

desperate to escape the pain


Give me the key

Stop the roaring sea

As I reflect on how

Things use to be


Moments of Bliss

Scratching things off

My wish list

Now, it’s all a mist


Hazy, lazy days

Trying to figure out

What bills to pay

Not to mention

No paydays


Praying for wisdom to understand

As I stood in silence

trying to figure out my life’s plan


Suddenly, something arose inside of me

The words of hope

Changed my mentality


The power of words

Can create life or death

I regained my authority and strength

Reclaimed the energy that was left


Hope in times of trouble

takes patience, endurance and tenacity

The key to create a new life

transforms our reality


If everyone made a change

One step at a time

what looks like a mountain

Would be easy to climb


© Copyright 2008 Yolanda Berry



One thought on “Prisoners of Hope

  1. I have no doubt that your writing is inspired by God….and I am inspired & renewed by reading it. Thank you my friend.


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