The difference is
Hope is something to believe in.
Faith, the ability, the action to believe.
Having something to believe in
Can topple regimes
Keep a light burning through the blackest night.
It’s unwise to believe in something
It bristles against reality.
This is how it is, how it will always be
Until it’s not.
Until something is done
The impossible made manifest.
“Impossible, how could the disease go into remission?”
“It can’t be, how could your premature baby survive?”
“You mean, I now have the right to _________?”
“How could they have not gotten a divorce?”
It all stems from a hope unseen
Fueled by a faith in action.
Oh, oh such a thing
Dwelling within our grasp
If we so choose.