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.
“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.”
“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
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!