Let’s Hope

Let’s hope for peace across the land

Let’s hope the monsters would never band

Let’s hope their fury we avoid

Let’s hope our hopes don’t become void

Let’s hope for calm water, when we sail

Let’s hope our loved ones would not bail

Let’s hope for forgiveness in every corner

Let’s hope for love beyond our borders

To The…

To the past, may it forever rest

To the future, may we hope for the best

To the love, may it fill our hearts

To the envy, may it not tear us apart

To the passions, may they intensely live

To the pains, may we learn to forgive

To the courage, may it drive us forward

To the fear, may it remain just a word

To the trust, may it never fault us

To the regret, may it leave us thus

To the friends, may they always stay near

To the prospects, may they improve each year

Quote Me

In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Quote Me”

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

“All’s Fair in Love and War”

This particular phrase has always stuck with me, because of how much it highlights the similarities between two acts fueled by passion. While war is inherently destructive and formidable, love too has often had the same effect. With love sometimes being a common motive for war, and therefore aiding in such destruction. But as a whole, I’m attracted to the initial juxtaposition that forces one to delve deeper in order to understand the similarities between two seemingly opposing concepts.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.”

– William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

I love this quote because it sends a very clear message that is often forgotten. One needs to seize life’s chances when they come by, because what may seem like an obstacle can actually be an opportunity in disguise.

 

Miniature Writing Challenge #3

(Tuesday 11th August – Monday 17th August)

Friendship Quote

The theme for this week is Friendship. Talk about making new friends, losing old friends, growing apart. Maybe even friends who have betrayed you or wronged you or avoided you in any way. A friend who is terribly sick or has died. What are our friends to us? Do we know what they’re worth? Can we put into words? Please try for this week’s challenge. Use this theme as an inspiration to write a short story, poem or haiku.

Challenge Rules

I Wish Not To Care

I wish not to care

Because to care is to feel

And to feel is to acknowledge that other mean something to you

But others mean nothing, if you don’t mean anything to them

I wish to not to care

Because to care is to love

And to love is to respect others

But you can’t respect others, if they don’t respect you

I wish not to care

Because to care is to show your true vulnerability

And to show your vulnerability is to set yourself up to get hurt

To get hurt over those who don’t care, is more painful than having no one to care for