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Living with Hope

Living with Hope Gracious companion - colleague and guest; Sent in a new light - in darkness implored; Troubles and toils given their rest; Sunlight and sight tint optimism restored. Contest: Rithimus Divisa 3 Sponsor: Gregory Barden Date: 4-21-20 Rhyme poem from the poem "Hope"

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Date: 6/18/2020 9:12:00 AM
Congratulations on your win, Sam! ...Fran
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/18/2020 12:15:00 PM
Thank you Fran. So appreciative of your visit and your congratulations!
Date: 6/18/2020 8:17:00 AM
I read "Hope" and this excerpt stands well on its own as a lovely new poem. Very nicely chosen Sam.
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Date: 6/18/2020 12:18:00 PM
James, thank you! It was challenge to find just the right excerpt. I so appreciate your visit. Hope you are well. Warmest wishes to you.
Date: 6/18/2020 8:15:00 AM
A sincere congratulations on your 2nd Place win in the Rithimus Divisa 3 Poetry Contest, Sam - this was such a tough one to judge, with so many wonderful writes, that it came down to small things in the end. Many kind thanks for submitting, and especially for your patience - this is a gem to be proud of! Blessings, My Friend! - the bard
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Date: 6/18/2020 12:06:00 PM
I am honored by this second place! I know how many terrific entries you had - tough to judge. That in itself makes this placement even more special. I can't help but think of the saying that good things come to he who waits and I have to add with hope! So true! Hope all is well with you. Many blessings to you my friend. Thank you for sponsoring this contest!
Date: 4/25/2020 9:44:00 AM
Good luck in the contest Sam, a great write, so well penned. Blessings, Jennifer
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Date: 4/25/2020 4:12:00 PM
So grateful for your visit, Jennifer. Thank you for your lovely message and hopeful thoughts. Hope you are doing well. Have a good day. Grace and peace to you!
Date: 4/25/2020 7:31:00 AM
Nicely penned, Sam, we can all use some sunlight and hope right now. Best of luck. John
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Date: 4/25/2020 2:43:00 PM
Sunlight may turn out to be a great healer right now. Who would have thought....Thank you for your visit and words of hope. Blessings my friend.
Date: 4/24/2020 9:40:00 PM
Wonderfully pithy, optimistic, well-contested! shalom, shalom (WHOLEness)!
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Date: 4/25/2020 4:09:00 PM
Thank you Anil for your visit and your words of hope. Shalom! and Blessings.
Date: 4/24/2020 8:21:00 PM
Basking in the light of optimism...Very nicely penned
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Date: 4/25/2020 4:08:00 PM
Hard thing to do sometimes as we continue to shelter in place, but looking for hope and light so necessary! Thank you, Joseph for your words and sharing! Most appreciated.
Date: 4/24/2020 6:02:00 PM
Very inspirational, Sam. Janice
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Date: 4/25/2020 3:59:00 PM
Thank you, Janice. Always looking for a little ray of hope!
Date: 4/23/2020 6:53:00 PM
LOvely description of hope, my friend.
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Date: 4/25/2020 2:35:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your messages always give me moments of hope and encouragement! Blessings!
Date: 4/23/2020 4:11:00 PM
Good choice for the contest, Sam, great rhyme and theme; hope for strength. Good luck. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/25/2020 2:33:00 PM
I am truly blessed by your message Eve. Thank you. Thank you for sending good thoughts and wishes! Sending blessings back to you on wings of hope!
Date: 4/23/2020 3:10:00 PM
- Excellent, Sam ... we must never lose hope - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/25/2020 2:19:00 PM
Hi Anne-Lise, thank you! To me, hope is encouragement - an invitation to bud and bloom like a garden. Thank you for your good wishes. Are you able to get into your garden yet?
Date: 4/22/2020 10:45:00 PM
Hope is well portrayed in this lovely poem, Sam. Very enjoyable! :=)
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Date: 4/23/2020 2:47:00 PM
Many thanks Evelyn. Your visit and words are so appreciated! Writing this gave me the opportunity to examine hope - what is possible. Stay safe and healthy. Blessing dear friend!
Date: 4/22/2020 7:11:00 AM
Great entry my friend...hope is all we have left...stay safe...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 4/22/2020 3:53:00 PM
Hope - a magnificent life raft to cling to in this storm! Thank you for your supportive words my friend! All is well. Be safe. Stay healthy. Stay hopeful. We, together, will get past this chaos on wings of hope!
Date: 4/21/2020 8:52:00 PM
Magnificent portrayal of hope in all its splendor dear friend, Sam! Win or not the contest , you already a winner!
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Date: 4/22/2020 3:37:00 PM
Your beautiful message has left me speechless - how often does that happen?! Thank you Demetrios. I think we both can say that the poets on PS are winners as they share their gifts so generously. Blessings of hope to you this day!
Date: 4/21/2020 8:21:00 PM
I like the balance and counterbalance of wording that begins each line. Quite a unique a device. Nice gem you've penned here. True enough, there's always "hope".
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Date: 4/22/2020 3:45:00 PM
Thank you so much Greg! I'm afraid I am addicted to hope - a good one! Writing this was almost like writing in parallelism where one phrase answers the previous one. Thank you for letting me know it worked. All the best to you!
Date: 4/21/2020 7:31:00 PM
Very pretty and I love the optimistic attitude!!!! CayCay
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Date: 4/22/2020 3:34:00 PM
Thank you so much Cay Cay. It is my belief that shared optimism and hope will bring us together and lead us forward! All the best to you!
Date: 4/21/2020 5:54:00 PM
'optimisim restored' - that line so bright and shining! Wonderful entry for the contest, Sam-
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Date: 4/22/2020 3:31:00 PM
Thank you Michelle for your lovely compliments and best wishes. Your encouragement is like "optimism restored." I had "hoped" that line would be the summation of the poem. Be blessed with an abundance of hope and blessings today!
Date: 4/21/2020 5:42:00 PM
Hope is so oft a life saver. And in this dark world far too oft needed so desperately. New light, such is key and such is a true and magnificent blessing my friend.. A fav.. God bless...
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/22/2020 3:28:00 PM
Bob, I am blessed by your message. Thank you! I believe hope shows us what is possible - as does the work we do as poets bringing "new light" and new insights. Be blessed with hope today as your companion!
Date: 4/21/2020 4:30:00 PM
It what keeps us going Sam, especially in these dark days Over Fork Over. Good luck Tom
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/22/2020 3:23:00 PM
It does, Tom. I seem to be running on hope these days, but my tank is never empty - a true blessing. Be blessed with an overflowing of hope for each day! Over Fork Over!
Date: 4/21/2020 3:19:00 PM
If you don't you would be in trouble...Nice write, keeping it positive...
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/22/2020 3:18:00 PM
Arturo, thank you - your message is so filled with hope - makes me smile! Blessings to you.
Date: 4/21/2020 3:00:00 PM
We all need a little positive these days. Great work Sam
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Sam Kauffman
Date: 4/22/2020 3:17:00 PM
Well said, my friend. Thank you for your gracious compliment. I hope we remain hopeful! Blessings of hope to you!