When light is not...

When light is not
merely dimmed,
but it has gone out.

There is still
something left
amidst the fear and doubt.

It is what
drives us through
the thick and the thin.

That motivates
us to go on
when we cannot win.

It is what
keeps us alive
when we should be dead,

When we miss
our second wind,
but catch a third instead.

Without this
we cannot live.
There's no way to cope.

So I pity
any man
who lives life without Hope.