Designate the Term

Day 6



Hope; a four letter word to which we give an immense meaning. To have a beginning, to reach an end, to not have to pretend. Hope is a word that comes and goes, that opens you, then keeps you closed. Hope is a lie we all believe, with the conviction that pain will leave. But hope is just a word like many others, it only brings expectations. With luck, those will be fulfilled, but in reality; most likely will never get filled. Hope is one syllable for those trying to build and rebuild.

-M.A. Fernández

Copyright © 2016 Marlin Alicea Fernández, Soul to Ink. All Rights Reserved


11 thoughts on “Designate the Term

  1. Maybe the problem with hope is that we wish for the wrong thing? As you beautifully put it, we often hope for our pain to go away. But this will never happen for long, because pain is part of life. I’m not trying to be pessimistic, but life is full of struggles.

    Perhaps, then, we should hope for the strength to overcome our present challenges. Maybe we should strive for the ability to learn and grow from our pain, rather than for it to simply go away. In this way we might avoid being overwhelmed by our struggles, while simultaneously accepting the fact that we will inevitably face difficult times in life.


    • Very nice, and long jajajajaj I don’t think its about being pessimistic, rather realistic. Hope is complicated that should be understood. Often times we don’t realize that sometimes no matter how much you hope some things are just not achievable.

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