Of pain stored on shelves

How have you faltered
Beneath the driving winds
And sleeting rain?
How have you denied
What we both cried for
Under the heaviest torrents
And pounding waves?
My eyes can only see so much
Behind the tears.
Just a face or an ear
To gaze or to hear.
My love, with your bravest voice.
Come play misery with me,
And send more pages to the books
Full, with ink, displaying pain
To be noticed by the world, and its looks.
We have no shame,
Just ourselves.

As a romantic poet, I seek to share the fullest extent of my experiences in love and sorrow to the world, through each verse that I write.

Link to blog & Instagram:

https://romances.blog/

https://www.instagram.com/peter.poet.24/

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Passionate Heart

Hi, my name is Maria Teresa Pratico aka Ladysag77. I write poetry to help me process my feelings and emotions. I am an intuitive empath and a woman living with Complex PTSD. I have survived many life circumstances that threatened to take me out and dim my light completely. Having always had a fierce curiosity for the human condition and humanity in general, I write to share hope and faith while inspiring others to live my motto of “Triumphing over Trauma”

My blog can be found at https://www.emotionalmusings.com and I have 2 IG profiles that are @Ladysag77 and @emotionalmusings

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Leading or Led

what do you do
what do you say

do your thing or fall in line

who do you worship
who do you have allegiance to

when all around you…

clapping
pledging
head-bowing
standing

tell me what you are looking for

crowd acceptance
some invisibility
your community
unchanging traditions

are you a follower or your own person

out, proud, loud
being who you are
living the only true you
or always guided by others

are you satisfied

 

Susi Bocks – writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work at IWriteHer.com or follow her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthology SMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.

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The Days Of Long Farewell

Hearken, children! Gather ’round
Circle’s cast on sacred ground
As I speak this ancient tale
Of the days of long farewell –
Lean in closer, bend your ears!
All may listen, few may hear
Stories and predictions made
Learned from cradle, passed to grave –
Now we face them each in turn
All because we haven’t learned
Ensconced in envy, greed, and pride
And whoring ’til the day we die –
Leave the rebels in their slumber
To the Dark Arts they surrendered
Fair thee long, and fair thee well
For Angels in your houses dwell –
Hearken, children! Gather ’round!
Circle’s cast on sacred ground
As I speak the ancient tale
Of the days of long farewell –
Gods have sung, and trumpets blown
Man has reaped what he has sown!
Light has concurred death and fear
And all will know that We were here.

Poetry Copyright © 2020 – 2023 by Ena Whiteraven All rights reserved.

Based on ancient texts and Alura Cein’s Angelic Herald

Bio: Ena Whiteraven (a.k.a. Henry) is a writer and poet whose work includes elements of mystery, suspense, and fantasy. She’s also a guest writer at Spiritually Awkward Magazine  and active member of the Facebook group “Exploring Angels”, spreading positivity, motivation, and advice for surviving and thriving in the current world”. She is currently in search of publishers and fellow writers who share her vision.

Author Site: https://whiteravennet.wordpress.com/

Personal blog: https://superlativedeviation.home.blog/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ena_whiteraven/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ena.whiteraven

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Highest Self


Hi, my name is Maria Teresa Pratico aka Ladysag77. I write poetry to help me process my feelings and emotions. I am an intuitive empath and a woman living with Complex PTSD. I have survived many life circumstances that threatened to take me out and dim my light completely. Having always had a fierce curiosity for the human condition and humanity in general, I write to share hope and faith while inspiring others to live my motto of “Triumphing over Trauma”

My blog can be found at https://www.emotionalmusings.com and I have 2 IG profiles that are @Ladysag77 and @emotionalmusings

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You matter

You matter,
Even if the stars and planets
lights years away can’t feel your embrace,
You matter

Even when you work hard till your bones ache,
yet gratitude doesn’t wish to
pay a visit,
You matter

When others try to tune down your sparkle because they could never embrace their own glitter,
taking you to their hiding
spot named ignorance,
You matter

When every step resonating on the ground returns to tell tales of your misdeeds,
You matter

When you feel trapped by sin’s leash around your neck, guiding you to unpredictability and wrong,
as your reckless past engulfs
you; the future reaches out to you in desperation,
living and breathing in the
present in the shadows of your intentions,
You matter

as you speculate about yourself on the sea of doubt, shivering as the waves of confusion and surrender sweep you away,
wondering which angels are
worthy of second chances,
You matter

Even if the fortress in your mind is crashing down upon you, depriving you of your ability to belief that you’re smart,
that you’re important,
that you’re cared and loved,
that what you do matters,
You matter

When you feel forgiveness vowed never to fall for your pleas and you wander into every corner and space,
cursing yourself
for having to rely on magnifying glasses and telescopes to find something that
should’ve always been nearby,
You matter

As life becomes a whirlpool, swirling you into its intoxicating demands and instead of resolving them, your body leaves scars of a battlefield,
You matter

When you walk alone, sing alone, suffer alone, pray alone, win alone,
You matter

As you take something you should’ve returned, speak the words you reach out to grab before they spread, hurt someone whose scars will always stay fresh,
You matter

When you look in the mirror as disgrace stares viciously at you,
You matter

When people throw the most vibrant, velvet roses at you while taking care of sharpening the thorns
the thorns that exclaim,
“You don’t matter”,
You matter,

You matter,
especially if you believe you don’t,

because you are cared for and loved,
because you were not created,
without purpose

My name is Andale Seaworne. I’m a regular 21 year old Muslim Pakistani girl navigating through life, sharing knowledge and opinion related to different topics in life from basic moral values with relevance to Islamic teachings to travelling, books, food, personal experiences, observations, interpretations and anything that comes to my mind.

https://andaleseaworne.wordpress.com/

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