Quote your Character (Day 3)

Quote Saige

Today’s the last day of the 3 Day 3 Quote challenge. Once again, thank you to LIVE LOVE LAUGH  for sending this my way.

If you’ve been following, you know I switched things up and decided to post quotes spoken by my characters. I invite you to share your character’s favorite quote in the comments if you are so inclined.

Talented poet Balroop Singh submitted her characters’ favorite quote in the form of a poem. Rather than stuff it into the comments, I post it here for your enjoyment. Two characters, a mother and child, speak through the poem: Tide of Time.

The Oregon coast









Life was filled with innocent joys
Childhood pranks, fascinating toys
Lots of friends, dreams so dear
Aspirations and goals to cheer

Searching lost childhood in you
Soaring into the unknown blue
Seeking fulfillment in those hues
Which life had painted anew

Hand in hand we walked on
Brushing aside thistle and thorn
Sharing vision of future bright
Weathering storms, accomplishing heights.

Your éclat illuminated my pride
Those precious moments now deride
Tide came…carried them along
Bare sand, where do I belong?

Quickly, life passed by
Snatching away cheer and joy
Shattered shards of wonderful years
Lie scattered, arousing fears

Confused, crestfallen, I stare at life
Endeavoring to reconcile
Picking up threads, entangled by time
Living with memories, living with mime.

© Balroop Singh.
This poem is an excerpt from Sublime Shadows of Life by Balroop Singh.

The challenge has been completed (my version of it, anyway). If anyone would like to pass on the 3 Day 3 Quote Challenge, here are the official rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote a day for 3 days.
3. Each day, nominate 3 new bloggers to take part in the challenge.

Happy Writing 🙂

15 thoughts on “Quote your Character (Day 3)

  1. Lovely poem. 🙂

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  2. Rosanna says:

    Beautiful, wise words Diana. I’m wondering where all these come from when you write…you must have so much wisdom to draw upon.

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  3. Annika Perry says:

    I’ve so enjoyed following you on the three quotes challenge, Diane. This one was particularly very poignant and moving. So true as well and we all would do well to recall it as we travel along life’s paths and often question the particular path we’re on. Lovely poem too

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    • Thanks, Annika. I’m ready to move on from the challenge, but it was fun remembering those moments that encapsulated themes in the books. This one is truly a favorite for me and I think about it often. 🙂


  4. Loved the poem, but it was the Sunwielder quote that spoke to me, as I have to make a rather important decision today. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. Great comment from Sunwielder. Lovely poem. 🙂

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  6. Thank you both for sharing. Diana and Balroop your words are beautiful, deep, meaningful, and so inspiring. Loved them both.

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  7. balroop2013 says:

    The quote by Saige compliments my poem so well! Joys and pains of living a successful life, as seen through the eye of a mother… that seems to be the highlight here!
    Thank you Diana, for quoting my poem, which is very dear to my heart…a mother’s yearning at the thought of an empty nest…but at the same time riding high on pride, she sees a bright future for her child.
    I am so happy to be a part of your challenge and appreciate your kindness.

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