Tired heart needs shelter
Revival of hope in life
Restrained by self doubt

Where lies my oasis now?

Onward I battle
Optimistic of success
Dismissing failures

Is belief my oasis?

With oliphant will
I fight; onerous thoughts lift
I can breathe again

Submitted To:
ABC Wednesday Round 7 – O for Oasis
Sensational Haiku Wednesday – Freestyle
Haiku Heights – #14 – Optimistic
Oliphant means “Great strength”

Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Aww….this poem speaks to me as if it is your life and that brought a big wet tear to the corner of my eye. So I couldn’t read through that corner and had to use my full eye. 😉

    So then I saw that it’s just another wonderful poem by Leo in true Leo style..!!! 😀 Loved it!!! 😀

  2. Nice poem, although I had to look up ‘oliphant’ actually, I had to google it, because none of my dictionaries had the word in it. Not sure I understand it yet. Maybe you can explain it to me. I have a small mind. hehe

  3. and i thought i would need a dictionary for “oliphant”… hope was beautifully illustrated in this poem of yours, leo. thanks for the new word i learned today. 😉

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