A Poem Of Hope

I have missed so much telling you all about my theatre trips but I have been using my time wisely during this unprecedented state of affairs. Here is something I wrote to give us all hope. I hope you enjoy it and find that extra ounce of strength you need for the final push!


Outside tonight in the dead of night, the silence like a shroud,

I thought of the measly stalker and thought I’d shout out loud,

Show your face you coward; show it to us all,

Stop creeping round invisibly and answer to my call,

Just show your face to all of us and soon our battle’s won,

Show your face to everyone and let us watch you run.


But the lethal deadly prowler is one we as yet cannot fix,

So he spreads his evil round us and pulls us in the mix.

He waits around to find his victim, silent like a ghost,

Excitedly lurking he casts his eyes; searching for a host.

He’s shown that he’s not fussy in all he has to do,

Hey can turn up almost anywhere, killing friends like me and you,


But together we are feisty folk and though the tide swells high,

We shall stand together tall and proud and we will rally to the cry,

We shall pull together firm and strong to overcome the foe,

The best that man has to offer will find all we need to know,

So currently you’re mighty strong, wreaking hell and having fun,

The countdown to your destruction maybe slowly, has begun,


Your strength will fail you really soon, and soon we hope you die,

And we can join the ones we love, and all of us will laugh and cry,

Together we can breathe the air, together we can be,

If we stand apart together now- very soon we’ll all be free

Owen J.Lewis©




Sofia Lewis Sofia Lewis
For many years Sofia wrote here under her male name Owen J. Lewis. She is now mostly writing under her own name of Sofia Lewis. Sofia, who worked on independent radio for over ten years, lives in Shrewsbury and writes plays. She has over 15 titles published and her plays are performed all over the world. She is especially popular in America. Her poetry is also often noted and she writes reams of it most weeks. Since graduating in theatre in 1997 Sofia has been an Actor, Filmmaker, and a Secondary School Teacher. Reviewing theatre is something she thoroughly enjoys and she loves to see great theatre. As a musician Sofia is known throughout the UK she is a folk singer, and is often seen or heard around her native county singing and having fun. Sofia has contributed to loveshrewsbury.com for over a decade and enjoys sharing her views on theatre. Sofia has one daughter and grew up in Church Stretton.

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