the following was written by Mattie Stepanek
A NEW HOPE
I need a hope...a new hope.
A hope that reaches for the stars, and
That does not end in violence or war.
A hope that makes peace on our earth,
That does not create evil in the world.
A hope that finds cures for all diseases, and '
That does not make people hurt,
In their bodies, in their hearts,
Or most of all, in their spirits.
I need a hope ...a new hope,
A hope that inspires me to live, and
To make all these things happen,
So that the whole world can have
A new hope, too.
i discovered Mattie not so long ago and soon there after he passed onto heaven. I have one of his books and will purchase the others. For those who don't know of him, he was a great poet, leader of peace and inspiration to the world He had Muscular Dystrophy and left us at the age of 13 i believe. this poem i found in an old Science of Mind magazine i had buried in a bag the magazine covered is plight and all his greatness. if you haven't picked up one of his books, i recommend it greatly. he's forever in my thoughts....