Writers Quote Wednesday – HOPE

20 Jul

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Happy Wednesday everyone! We’re over the hump of the work week and that much closer to the weekend. 😀

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading and Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then, write a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can include photos, photo quotes, or anything else that helps to highlight your quote. Have fun with it! This week’s theme is HOPE.

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Looking for Hope by Lihnida Dimeska (lihnida – DeviantArt)

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.”

~Jonas Salk

“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.”

~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.”

~Charles L. Allen

The Gates of Hope

by Victoria Safford

Our mission is to plant ourselves at the gates of Hope—

Not the prudent gates of Optimism,

Which are somewhat narrower.

Not the stalwart, boring gates of Common Sense;

Nor the strident gates of Self-Righteousness,

Which creak on shrill and angry hinges

(People cannot hear us there; they cannot pass through)

Nor the cheerful, flimsy garden gate of

“Everything is gonna’ be all right.”

But a different, sometimes lonely place,

The place of truth-telling,

About your own soul first of all and its condition.

The place of resistance and defiance,

The piece of ground from which you see the world

Both as it is and as it could be

As it will be;

The place from which you glimpse not only struggle,

But the joy of the struggle.

And we stand there, beckoning and calling,

Telling people what we are seeing

Asking people what they see.

Have a great day!

26 Responses to “Writers Quote Wednesday – HOPE”

  1. Silver Threading July 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    Wow, Vashti. Your words here: “Nor the cheerful, flimsy garden gate of “Everything is gonna’ be all right.” But a different, sometimes lonely place, The place of truth-telling, About your own soul first of all and its condition…” You hit me right in the heart! Excellent. Hugs to you my friend. ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

      Hello Colleen! I’m so happy this poem spoke to you as it spoke to me. I cannot take credit for it though. The poem was written by Victoria Safford. I read it and it really resonated with me. I felt I should share it with my readers. I love it. ❤ xx

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  2. olganm July 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    A great word, Vashti. And a beautiful name (Esperanza in Spanish). I always think of Pandora’s box. Thanks for the quotes.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

      It is a great word and very meaningful. I could see why Pandora’s Box would come to mind. Have a great week! 🙂 xx

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben July 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    What an electrifying poem! Well done, most appreciated, quotes and all! 🙂

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  4. jaye22 July 20, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Hi Vashti
    Great uplifting and inspiring quotes, your poem is so special and it touched me, thank you Vashti x x x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

      I’m happy you enjoyed the quotes and that the poem touched you the it did me. You’re very welcome my friend and thank you. ❤ xx

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  5. specialk718 July 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    Needed that!

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  6. Sunni Morris July 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    Powerful writing, Vashti. Enjoy the rest of your week.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      The poem was written by Victoria Safford. When I read it it really touched me. Thank you, my friend you have a great week too! 😀 xx

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  7. imanikel July 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    You know you got me. I love the quotes and flip over the writing till I saw Colleen’s comment, I went back and you just sat there and wrapped me up in your words. Now I have more HOPE! ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

      I’m happy you have more hope. That’s always wonderful. I’m also so glad you loved the poem as much as I did. ❤ xx

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  8. imanikel July 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    I loved it so much, I tweeted about it.

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  9. dgkaye July 22, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    I know when I come over here, I’m always going to get a dose of inspiration and a smile. ❤

    Like

  10. Mrs. AOK July 28, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    Hope is what keeps me warm. It helps me return to the next day with a smile, because things have to get better. Or at least… I HOPE so, for the kids.
    Great quotes for our certain state of affairs.
    XO

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega July 28, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

      You have such a beautiful way with words and I can tell you’re a very positive and optimistic person and exactly the kind of person I love having in my life. I do have hope that things will get better for our children. If anything they will make things better. I look at my nieces and nephews and I’m filled with so much hope. ❤ xx

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  11. JESS44903 July 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Love these quotes! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

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