Hope Chest


Inquisitive and innocent

she asked her Mother

"Where you do find Love?"


My Dear, love is in my Hope Chest waiting to be found,

so the little girl searched for it here and there, and all around

She looked for it in her Mother's dresser, and behind every door

She searched every corner, and under the rug on the floor

She became exhausted and decided to look for it another time

Her Mother's Hope Chest was just too hard to find


The next day she searched all around her mother's garden

"Have you seen a Hope Chest?"the gardener replied "I Beg your Pardon?"

So She she looked in the garage to search where it could be

But all that she found inside was a spider and a honey bee


Finally she asked her mother " Is this some type of test?'

"Why can't I find it? Can you tell me where is your Hope Chest?"

"Silly Girl, my Hope Chest is deep inside of me"

I keep it here in hopes of setting my Love free"

"Why do you call it your Hope Chest" she asked with pride

I call it my Hope Chest because my love is locked inside"

We all humans Hope to love and be loved in return you see

The trick is to find the right person who holds the key


" I love you Mother, and I have the key to your heart"

She Unlocked her Hope Chest and said" I love you too sweetheart"


  • Saxon Crow

    Beautifully written Dove. Faved

    • Dove

      Thanks So much! I appreciate the read and saved favorite !

    • orchidee

      Good write Dove.

      • Dove

        Thanks you kindly

      • Accidental Poet

        Very beautiful write Dove. ; )

        • Dove

          Very much Appreciated AP, thanks for stopping by

        • dusk arising

          That's one really sweet tale. So much truth contained and would be so easy to teach a child some wisdom about finding the right one.

          • Dove

            My heartfelt thanks DA, much appreciated

          • Goldfinch60

            Wonderful words Dove, that love is within us all.


            • Dove

              Yes indeed, thank you kindly Andy!

            • Neville

              I'm with the Crow Dove ... if ya know wot I mean love ... 🙂

              • Dove

                Awe, thank you kindly Neville dear, stay rested and safe

              • Having hope

                Really a great poem ❣

                • Dove

                  Thanks Ali, thanks for stopping by!

                • Poetic Dan

                  Omg that brought more than a tear to my eye, it was right at the end with those last few unbreakable lines.
                  You took me on the most beautiful trip and then helped me to remember to close my lid, I honestly can not thank you enough for your wonderful gift.

                  Look forward to more adventures in this webbed universe.

                  Much peace and respect!

                  • Dove

                    Awe, I so glad this poem touched you deeply! Thank you kindly for stopping by! Much appreciated

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