The Poised Princess

Walking the tightrope,
A poised princess,
You filled my cracks,
With stained-glass insets,
I twist and I turn,
To impossible shapes,
You revel in my lustre,
They watch, mouth agape.

Knowing well if I fail,
I’d shatter to pieces,
I hate you for being,
My well-favored weakness.
Then one day I fell,
With no one to catch me,
The cruel trapeze broke,
And it set me free.

You tried to find another,
Put her name on the marquee,
But no one could capture,
The crowd’s eyes like me,
But she’ll keep on twirling,
At your every behest,
As you mourn at the casket
Of the poised princess.

Written by Shruti Iyer, a med student from India with a penchant for writing
My blog – https://musingsbyamedstudent.wordpress.com/
My instagram – shrutii_1005

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Boiling Over

My name is Maria Teresa Pratico and I’m a divorced mother of two teenage boys. I’m a woman living with Complex PTSD and am in remission from dissociative episodes related to flashbacks from my past traumas. I have overcome an eating disorder stemming from my extensive background in many forms of dance. I was Broadway bound in my younger years. I have practiced yoga for twenty years now. My blog for WordPress is Emotional Musings and I started it in October 2018. I have three books of poetry available on Amazon called “Emotional Musings”,”My Soul’s Language” and “My Heart’s Song”. I’m an intuitive empath and I use that experience and my inquisitiveness to fuel my writing. I’m always interested in new ideas and information that can better our society and the human condition as a whole. . I’m a shamanic energy healer and practitioner. I strive to spread happiness, love, peace and light to all I may encounter.

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To What End

neglected
by the protectors
in charge
i’ll struggle

surrounded
by the horrors
the world has to offer
i’ll fight

living
by the sword
most of my days
i’ll wither

broken
by this life
and dysfunction
i’ll breakthrough

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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I believe

I believe one day
Girls will be fearless and free.
No girl will sacrifice her dreams.
No girl will seek permissions
to live her life freely.

I believe one day
This world will be good
to girls too.
It will be a safer and
Better place for her too.

I believe one day
No girl will be judged
Based on her outfit.
No girl will be asked to
Change herself for the society.

I believe one day
Girls will be respected equally.
No girl will be told
To stay quiet against the wrong.
Instead taught to raise her voice.

By- Divya Parvatrao a budding poet. Got my first poem published recently at  https://www.poetrynation.com/poems/innocent-animals/

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Dragon of Hope

Hope is a fierce dragon
Gliding through our souls with its powerful wings
A creature so majestic no eyes could detach from a sighting
Or deny it’s sacred presence
The divineness of the Scaly beast everlasting
Intertwined in the roots of our being
Revealing its beauty when we need it most
Breathing crisp blue fires of aspiration
The Inferno shielding us from fear and doubt
Claws of love wielded towards the demons within
Flying us forward when all else is lost
Past the cruel darkness and
unforgiving weakness that is trying to possess our existence
A dragon that is boundless
So beautiful, so divine
Sparking our eternal fires
The beast of hope watching as the blue flames glimmer in our eyes
Though our journeys are bound to end
Our flames will slowly fade, and
Ashes will rise
Being carried by the dragon of hope to what was once feared
A timeless journey into the depths of the unknown

Blog: http://85837home.wordpress.com/

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Beauty of Imperfections

Why do we wear the mask of perfection?
Is my only question.
Everyone is imperfect.
Then why hide those flaws and pretend being perfect

Why do we hate our flaws?
And feel cursed to have it.
We keep hiding these flaws
Only afraid because the world won’t accept it.

But why does anyone need others acceptance.
If they love their true essence.
Why not be true to yourself.
And love the true face of yourself.

By- Divya Parvatrao a budding poet. Got my first poem published recently at  https://www.poetrynation.com/poems/innocent-animals/

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Loosen and Float

under the guidance of the stars
mapping the route to simplicity
cadence of there sweet voices
benevolence shining brightly

behold the nature of tranquility
absorb to absolve at every step
float in the rhythm of affability
loosen and follow there footsteps

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Kritika blogs at Undressed Thoughts (URL: www.undressedthoughts.com).
Instagram Handle: @ undressedthoughts

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Winter Rain

tetchy beginning
water droplets echoing
setting tone today

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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Let Love Shine In

My name is Maria Teresa Pratico and I’m a divorced mother of two teenage boys. I’m a woman living with Complex PTSD and am in remission from dissociative episodes related to flashbacks from my past traumas. I have overcome an eating disorder stemming from my extensive background in many forms of dance. I was Broadway bound in my younger years. I have practiced yoga for twenty years now. My blog for WordPress is Emotional Musings and I started it in October 2018. I have three books of poetry available on Amazon called “Emotional Musings”,”My Soul’s Language” and “My Heart’s Song”. I’m an intuitive empath and I use that experience and my inquisitiveness to fuel my writing. I’m always interested in new ideas and information that can better our society and the human condition as a whole. . I’m a shamanic energy healer and practitioner. I strive to spread happiness, love, peace and light to all I may encounter.

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amazon.com/dp/B087H7D1VS
amazon.com/dp/B08BDSDX1J

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A piece of clay

I am just a piece of clay,
Made from dust and to dust I shall return.
Like a flower that blossoms at night,
And withers by day!
Blessed with a life to be taken away.
I am just a drop of breath
Standing between life and death,
Like a light that shines but soon fades.
I am a giant storm of rain,
And its my time to roar like a lion cub.
Its my time to enjoy my short reign.
I am like the sun at dawn, I fear not my dusk,
For to live is to occupy space and time.
It’s my time to live, though death awaits,
To rip the smile off my face
And darken the glow in my eyes.
To suck the warm blood out of my veins,
And make worms meat out of my flesh!
My friends will weep and say,
“From ash to ash and from dust to dust”
For I am just a piece of clay,
Made from dust and to dust I shall return .

Poem by, Bernard Gabriel Okurut.

Author Bio .
A young Ugandan Rastafari poet, singer, songwriter and freelance journalist. Author of ” The Noisy silence ” a poetry anthology published by amazon.com. He is a current student of English language and literature at kyambogo university Kampala Uganda and the founder of Psychic Poetry, a young East African poets movement.
psychicpoetrycom.wordpress.com

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