Monday’s Poem

A Message of Hope


When life around you looks bleak
And there's nothing you can do
Think of all the nice things
This will help you through
Everyone in life can feel lonely
When you're walking the troubled path
But get rid of all your anger
And learn once again how to laugh
Our mind is often troubled
When grey starts to go black
Remember this feeling is not new
We have always managed to come back
The moral of this verse is
Everyone in life feels pain
But once you begin believing in yourself
That's when you can start to live again.

This beautiful and hopeful poem was sent into me by a special person that I have known for many years. Although it is not directly about ‘nature’ I think you will agree that human connection is truly important in these times. This creative writing project is part of Converge and St Nicks partnership. We also run supported volunteering at Poppleton Community Railway Nursery in York – where one of my staff members supports sessions three times a week (some photos of Poppleton Railway Nursery are featured above along with lovely flowers I have bought from Poppleton and pots in my yard).

Through our links to nature we connect as humans, share new growth and evolve together in supportive places. What better way to reach out and support others than through a poem to go alongside this! To the lovely person that sent this in, thank you so much.

With best wishes,


A little home made by a supported volunteer at Poppleton Community Railway Nursery.
  1. Ooooo – I haven’t got the ones you mention, I will look into them. I’m slowly growing my own nature…

Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

2 thoughts on “Monday’s Poem

  1. I love this poem, this makes me remember bleak times I’ve had in the past and how over time I’ve managed to acknowledge/recognise them and help turn my thoughts into hopeful intentions and actions. I really believe in the message of the poem. Thank you for sharing.

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