Maybe all is not lost

Maybe all is not lost
Because we have deep within our being

More wealth and glory
Than any vanquisher could reach;


More tenderness within our hearts

Than all the cannon have of hate
And more elation for the ascent
Than the highest peak could tire.


Maybe nothing is lost
Because we still have this look
That contemplates beyond the age
Another universe’s image.


Nothing is lost because it’s enough

That only one of us in the storm

Stays the same as he was

To save all the world’s hope.


René Arcos