Hope Restored

The promise of a rainbow
is one of hope
and faith renewed
a freshness restored
in what God can do
and in what he intends

It’s a reminder
that we don’t always know
what goes on
behind the scenes
of laughing eyes
and crying skies

In silent dreams
I’ve roamed the stars
looking for the very hope
restored so simply
by the delicate rainbow


This poem was written for an online poem competition, and the challenge was to write a poem about a RAINBOW in any way, shape or form, using one of the following prompts: Promise; Dreams; Friendship; Beauty. My chosen prompt was “PROMISE”.

Copyright © 2007 Brenda Barnhart