Forest of Hope

Image courtesy of: caveman on WallpaperCave

Words by: Lilly Crain ’26


The forest had a quiet hum 

The trees rustled in the dark 

Shadows cast upon my feet 

No sun, but I can feel the summer’s heat 

Run, run, run 

Can’t escape the night 

Echoes of a thousand songs 

Whispers jumbled in my ear 

What’s here, what’s there, what’s real? 

Barefoot on the mossy green 

Flowers sprung from what was once dirt 

Beautiful earth, trying to stay afloat 

Simply magical in this fairytale of hope