Friday Fictioneers: Make Us Great Again

I am writing this and posting, but know that I’ll have little chance to read and comment on other stories this week. Thursday is my final day with my gorgeous grandson, before I leave Tel Aviv (Friday) and head for Washington, DC for the March on Washington, on January 21st. Something tells me I’ll be a wee bit distracted. I totally understand if you others don’t read my story this week. Thanks to those who do. If you want to read about why I’m headed to DC, this is currently featured in Huffington Post.

I’m grateful each week to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, for her boundless energy and commitment to Friday Fictioneers. If you’d like to learn more or join in, check out her blog Addicted to Purple. Thanks to Dale Rogerson for this week’s photo. As always I welcome honest, constructive feedback; please leave a comment.


© Dale Rogerson


Make Us Great Again

From loss we came together. Through passion, we created and found cause and purpose.

Curled in the darkness you took root and grew. We felt hopeful again.

Waiting and counting, we loved you and grew strong again–– knowing that you would change everything and make us whole once more.

Then you came. Out from the darkness, unfurled and precious, you slipped.

And we were there to greet you, with hearts full and grateful.

Hope, passion, and truth, you are.

Defiance and strength, we shall call you.

So we came together, and Marched in your name, and we were whole again.

(Exactly 100 words)

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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55 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: Make Us Great Again

  1. jgroeber says:

    Totally made me think of the beautiful birth of something great. March on!!


  2. I see you placing hope in your grandson with this piece. Perhaps I’m wrong. Stay safe in D.C. There may be trouble afoot.

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  3. Graham Lawrence says:

    A very enjoyable read. Thanks from one sushi lover to another 😉


  4. kstoloski says:

    The birth of hope. Fueled by passion and the idea that we will not go back but continue to move forward. We are vigilant and awakened to our purpose. See you soon my Sista.

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  5. Dale says:

    Yes. We must move forward!


  6. wmqcolby says:

    Actually, I saw something different in this — as reflected in the Israeli National Anthem “Ha Tikvah (The Hope).”
    Eretz Tsion Yeshrushalayim. Am Yisrael chai!

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  8. Chills! Total chills!! Have an awesome experience in DC!

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  9. Dear Dawn,

    Oh…leaving those grandbabies is the hardest thing we bubbes do, isn’t it? Wishing you good times with your Yummy Guy and safe travels. As always your writing hits the spot.



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  10. misskzebra says:

    A really bright piece, and I liked it even more when I read it again and saw the different meanings you can take from it.


  11. I know we have to have hope… I wrote something from a quote that I think fits:
    I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.

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  12. Psychobabble says:

    So I’m super stoked that you’re going to be at the Women’s March. I very much hope that you take many pictures and blog about it when you get back!!!! I want to be able to see it through your eyes and live vicariously through you. Have a safe and empowering time.

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    • Thanks so much! Sadly, I am currently delayed in Tel Aviv, and will now arrive Saturday morning… sniffle sniffle. I’ll get there, but late, stressed and much more tired. Spending the night in Toronto. :-/ I will surely take lots of pictures and share this all later! Hoping your girl doesn’t have to fight for her rights, down the road. xo

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  13. I’ll be with you in spirit. Please stay safe and make some noise!!!!!

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  14. Sandra says:

    A very effective metaphor that can be read in so many ways. Take care.

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  15. Jan Brown says:

    A wonderful story of hope! So happy you’re going to the March. Hope you’re not too stressed out by your travel delays.

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  16. rgayer55 says:

    Hope is a wonderful thing. Sometimes it’s all we have to cling to as we strive to put one foot in front of the other and keep trudging along the path.

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  17. plaridel says:

    sometimes, it gets worse first before it gets better. we can hope for the best.


  18. liz young says:

    I understood from the start that this was an analogy, but you wrote it so well. Good luck on the March – people all over the world will be holding their breath for the next four years.

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  19. HonieBriggs says:

    Keep calm and hope. When that isn’t possible, keep shouting and hope. My heart to yours, Dawn. You’ve been in my thoughts all week. Safe travels home.


  20. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Such an uplifting piece. I was so impressed with the numbers that attended the march in DC, across the US and the globe. Thank you for giving us all hope.

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  21. Michael Wynn says:

    Great description of birth. It works on the scale of simply a child being born to the bigger thought of a renaissance or spring breaking.


  22. Powerful post, Dawn. Our daughter marched in Chicago. It was second only to DC in the number who turned out. Good writing as always. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  23. A very uplifting piece of writing, Dawn. Here’s to Hope, Passion and Truth

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  24. A turbulent week, for sure. Your words give me hope.

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  25. Very motivating. We need to more of that in the world. Way to go.



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