Fountain of Love

Again lofty hills and  blooming flowers
I behold
The pastures lush green and grounds
All wet with mist and unremitting dew
Where is possible so much a bliss
Where beautiful Nature
Is graced with my beloved’s presence.
Her lips give a taste of honey
From eyes flows a fountain of love

Heavenly pasture is her body.

My name is Sajid Ali. I am from Pakistan. I have a degree in English literature. I am a poet and an avid reader.

Link of my blog:    http://www.limitlessknowladge.wordpress.com

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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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Poem #321

You are giving yourself out.
You put a bow on your head,
turned yourself into a gift for
the one who would like to take you.
You just want to be something to anyone
in order to feel like a someone.
Do you value yourself so little?
It’s sad you do not know your beautiful
soul is a gift that keeps on giving.

Coffee Date with Luna: Staying Sane

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all well, safe and able to stay home. For those of you who have to go to work, I just want you to stay strong, keep the distance as much as you can and follow the safety guidelines.

I am going to be quite honest and say that I am losing my mind a bit. Me and my work crew even have meltdowns about how much we miss each other. I just catch myself thinking about having a coffee in a bar with my friends, walking around, even riding in a tram which is always overly crowded.

Today I just want to speak about the ways I have been keeping the little sanity I have left. My first two rules are home workouts and meditation. Home workouts really help me to let go of stress and anxiety. They are not much, but 30-45 minutes does the trick. I always try not to go more than three days without working out. Meditation helps me deal with the thoughts in my head and there are many. I know that people think that meditation is about clearing your mind and not thinking about anything, but for me is just letting the thoughts flow and letting them go.

I have also been reading. I went to the STIR UP coworking place where I work as a community manager and got myself some books which we have there. I read Steve Jobs biography and a book about Ikigai. I also have some pdf books I downloaded but the problem is I spend a lot of time in front of my laptop so it gets exhausting reading on it as well.

I have been very blessed to have the opportunity to work from home at this difficult time. I do miss being at my job, being with my work crew but whenever I get these negative thoughts, I just keep on repeating that this too will pass. It’s kind of my mantra now.

I know that this coffee date has been me rambling about my very boring life, but I think we can all use some tips on keeping sane during this quarantine. Let me and the rest know in the comments below how are you dealing with everything!

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

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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