Variety: The Spice of Life

See the blend of beauty
Colours come together
Knowing each their duty

Is to lend a feather

Golden, sunny yellow
Adoring sky-ing blue
Warm, soft and mellow

Wrapped in greenish hue

Royal, elegant beige
Blending to a tan
In awe of you, my liege

My towering 6ft stand

Such sweet assortment
One million visuals
Bits of the ingredients

Of grandeur and special

Like Colours we all can
Come together as one
Lending a helping hand

Great obstacles overcome

Variety – the spice of life
Lesson learned today
Together facing strife
We’ll triumph everyday

©Saddam Ninhor.

Bio: My name is Saddam Ninhor. I’m a Nigerian, a lover of soul, country and pop music and poetry. I dabble when I can. I believe poetry is the best form of expression because a line can kindle a million thoughts and emotions.
If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com 

Fake

I feel like we try so hard for people to like us,
We take our knives and carve our faces
In the shape of the people we hate the most for their beauty
In order for the ones we love to accept us.
It doesn’t seem to work though.
You can’t make the perfect reflection,
We end up being fake people
Who never wanted to grow up to be,
Instead of that, I am gonna take a paintbrush
And mix colours noone has ever seen before,
Paint my body with the colours of my soul
And make it as me as possible.
It takes less pain to simply be yourself
Than to try and be someone you are not

I usually write about mental health on my blog but I also have some great poems there. I really hope that the articles and the poetry I write touches someone’s heart because we all feel kinda sad and lost sometimes but there is always a way to turn things around.
If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com 

Poem #114

I need one hell of a story.
One hell of a love story.
I need it to be wild, irresponsible,
spontaneous, unpredictable.
I guess poets sometimes just can’t
settle for normal, settle for settling.

I don’t need it to be perfect, I need
it to be real in all of its flaws.
I need the screaming and the kissing
and the crying and the late night heavy breathing.

I need one hell of a story.
One hell of a love story to become my
ink, my inspiration, my new poem collection
because love without verses is such an ordinary
sad, sad feeling.

 

Serenity

She craved serenity
Something to ease her soul
She wanted her ever busy mind
To be swept away with each wave
She craved serenity
To have a clean and happy heart
A heart that was not breaking
One that functioned to keep her smile radiant
She craved serenity
To be in love and fall in love with only one person
That one person being herself
She craved serenity
Near the Indian Ocean
Her Indian Ocean
Her serenity.

Hello! My name is Flora Mukasa and I am a law student that writes in order to keep her sanity and peace of mind.

Link: www.florawora.wordpress.com

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com 

Reverie #4

Twirling and whirling a dearly concoction
Poison me with your poignant words
As I drift away into the layers of my qualms
Tuck me with a peck on my lips
I long for the loneliest nights
Stranded by the wettest spell you casted
Peace was never an option
Sheets still warm with the past desire
My soul burns in last night’s fire

Hello I am Mathav from India. I started blogging a year ago. I write my thoughts whenever I am traveling.
Blog: https://sondernyonder.wordpress.com/

If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com 

 

Way with hearty words

I must have a word with you,
When the outside is dark and damp,
When the inside looks dim and swamp,

When I can find but, just one view.

What have you to do with me?
I cannot say nor feel at all,
I do not claim I can stand tall,

But I say this, I control my chi.

So, rise beyond the tiny speck of fires,
Rise above every tiny desire,
Move to the heights as if in leisure,

Move beyond these mighty lairs.

You have to learn to laugh,
You have to learn to cry,
Being brave is not being dry,

It means you stand tall and tough.

Who you can become in dark,
Whom you obey to make light,
Till you can no more fight,

Keep moving, sailing, singing as the lark.

Fight yourself, fight the world,
With the wings of an eagle,
With the wings of the sea gull,

Climb a golden throne and herald,

wield the sword, for no man is good,
Harm not yet, for no man is bad,
Look up at the blue sky, like you’re mad,

and buy yourself a huge hood.

Not everyone gives and shares the yield,
Many hide and will harm you for a penny,
For this was made a world for many,

Yet remember, you are your shield.

Remember that life runs across the green field,

In a heart so pure and a mind to build.

I don’t know if it’s essential but it goes like this, poetry and painting is something I have done since I was a kid, only to be working in the recent times for something else which does not interest me mostly. Thus, as I quit, I once again had a desire to write a few, before I move on with anything else in life. A wanderer and wandering soul as it has not found a home yet.
Blog: https://wordpress.com/view/rollercoasterrideonlife.blog
If you would like to have your work published in The Poetry Bar send your poem, a few words about yourself and the link to your blog to the e-mail poetrybar1@gmail.com 

In Need of Book Recommendations

So guys I need some advice from you. Since I quit my studying of Italian and Spanish at the University I have been trying my best to keep in touch with the languages. Learning a foreign language is like growing a new muscle and you have to practice it if you want it to stay in shape.

I need all of you from the Spanish, Italian and Portuguese speaking countries to give me some recommendations on books and movies and TV shows I should read/watch. If you also speak those languages and have some recommendations just write them down, it will be so helpful to me.

I have been reading one book in Italian from Mauro Corona, I have been listening to a whole bunch of Spanish music and I have been watching a Portuguese TV show on Youtube but I need some more and honestly I need something interesting and contemporary and who better to help me than you guys!

Thank you sooooo much for your attention and I can’t wait to see what recommendations you will send my way!

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna