Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Resign And Breathe

I personally think that "hope" is, for the most part, a vacuous proposition. I hope... We hope... Hope and Change... Give hope to... What does the word mean, really?

It offers no solutions, and so doesn't solve problems. In moments of sadness or despair "hope" is little more than an expression of desperation at worst, and comfort at best.

However, as my family watches this week, my Dad's life pass before us, hope can only represent our need for a kind and gentle transition, and a desire that the sun will be shining tomorrow.

I'll go with comfort at best...

Rick Baker
June 1, 2010
Houston, Texas

resign and breathe

we can
only bow
to a life-passage
in time.

resign and breathe:

the sun
is on someone's

Poem © 2010 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo taken August 2009 by R. Baker in Ithaca, NY.


  1. Of faith, hope and love, I believe the greatest to be hope. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family this week, and for a kind and gentle transition for your father, Rick. Peace, my friend. xx

  2. Blessings to you all . . . Breathe in; breathe out; hold on; let go . . .

  3. Thinking of you
    wishing you blessings
    many loving blessings
    in these difficult
    sorrow filled days
    of letting go

  4. Rick I am so sorry to hear that you & you're family are facing such very sad times.
    I really don't know what else to say other than that I will keep you, your father & your family in my thoughts & prayers!
    May your wishes of hope for your fathers peaceful passing be granted! Warm thoughts Kath