PublicTransport PoeTry – #6


HOPE – For my country

(Catherine Lenderi)

Is it a ray of light
that brightens your shadows?

Is it a friend’s smile
that warms your heart?

Is it a lover’s “I love you”
that makes everything better?

Is it a parent’s hug
that promises a shelter?

Is it a smell
that brings back a happy memory?

Is it a song
that makes you dance?

Is it the tear you shed
right before you smiled again?

No matter what it is,
fill your life with it
Greece, beloved country of my birth!


Catherine Lenderi was born and raised on a Greek island. She has been working as an English teacher since 1998 and can be hired as a freelance editor / proofreader. Check out her website!


About angelikarust

My name is Angelika Rust. I was born in Vienna in 1977. These days, I live in Germany, with my husband, two children, a despotic couple of cats and a hyperactive dog. After having tried almost every possible job from pizza delivery girl to HR consultant, I now make a living knowing English. No, I haven’t yet figured out what I want to be when I grow up, whenever that may be. In the meantime, I write the occasional book.
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