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All it takes is a little hope
a small belief 
a vying for something greater
than yourself
when every exhale 
is a bit of life
escaping you
every force of nature
aims to break you down
striking you through the flesh
assaulting your swollen bones
as you cry out
you are a force beyond the whims of nature
yours is a determined posture
angered and energized
bringing it on
taking it on
with a loss of blood
but a return of faith
and with swallowed pride
you cling on gracefully
to a mere fraction of your needs
and the growing stamina
of just a little hope