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Mobile Art Saturday Poetry – The Power of Hope Today – Gabrielle Marshall

This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Power of Hope Today’ by Gabrielle Marshall. She is a seventh-grader from Virginia. Her poem The Power of Hope Today was the third-place winner of the 2021 Inaugural Poem Contest for Students.

Of her poem, judge Richard Blanco said, ‘Reminiscent of Emily Dickinsons famous poem, Hope is the thing with feathers, Gabrielle Marshallreaffirms the enduring and unwavering power of our nations hopes, which never abandons us, even during these trying times’.

I have matched artwork by @rosaliehellerphotography with this poem entitled ‘Ocean City Maryland’.

You can view her Instagram feed here.

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via Poets.org

The Power of Hope Today – Gabrielle Marshall

Todays hope is a flickering candle that dwells ina snow-dusted window,

circulating the prayers of Christmas mornings.

Todays hope is the crisp daffodil in colorless photos,

containing the soul of a small


who only wishes and knows of

peace and love.

Todays hope is the sparkling eyes that

truly believe in achieving

anything to reach unity.

Todays hope is the palm to palm connection

bracing each other for the climb neither expected,

but couldnt abandon.

Todays hope is peering


the lingering barrier,

but still recognizing the diversity in ourselves.

Todays hope has been dimmed and tossed recklessly,

but still generously stays with us,

for we cannot help but come back

like wide eyed children to candy.

We are said to be weak to rely on such strength,

but we are only believers.

That spark

That gives science a baffled case

And oceans an infinite plane,

is the eagle that dips

and soars

and fights,

which stands for

the hope of



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