Heidi Dunshea shared a letter in the Poetry group 7 hours, 20 minutes ago
As I rub the smokey colors from my eyes,
Watch the minutes, so mellifluous.
Shards of penitence glint in the rain,
The petrichor almost masking the sting of sibilance in your string of words.
Too small, too small to remember the incendiary strife.
Too old to abandon the blaze.
White mist morning contrasting with the fiery…read more
malakkc shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 week ago
Forge your will in steal,
Outmaneuver your enemies, who feel,
Replete in knowing they’re the heel.
Give them your support when they fall,
Inspire them to be better than before.
View their progress and motivate before you bore,
Inverting foe to friend, like before.
Never lose hope for betterment
Even when all is stacked against you,
Simmer the…read more
Oswald Perez shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 week, 1 day ago
A Blessing, From Me To You
I wrote this poem as an Irish blessing for St. Patrick’s Day. But I didn’t get the chance to post it here.
The poem is as follows:
A blessing from my three leaf clover
May the sunshine shine upon you
The warmth of the light comforting
For rainbows to appear in the sky
As their colors bring joy & hope
The gray skies…read more
Melinda shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 week, 5 days ago
I want to be
I want to be…
The sun in someones sky
The air that fills lungs and makes them alive
The blood that fills veins
The thoughts that invade at every moment
The sweet fragrance of a flower
The tasty meal after hunger
I want to be…
The Moon in someones night
The apple of ones eye
The caress on someones face
The soft kiss on ones neck
The hand…read more
Joshua Haynes shared a letter in the Poetry group 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Pain from the valves. It’s like pain we must allow. That corrals the mild. It’s like your inner child being lost in crowd. That’s loud. Boisterous like an oyster—Crushed. It’s something we all experience in the most serious of situations. Ones that lead to lituations and often litigations that are wrought with hatred. It’s almost as if someone nev…read more
Oswald Perez shared a letter in the Poetry group 2 weeks, 4 days ago
I wrote this poem after seeing the full moon on Monday evening. In my backyard, the words came out.
The poem is as follows:
Under the full moon
Zoomed in at full light
A luminous sight tonight
The transition happening before my eyes
Between day and night
Clouds above, with patches of clear sky
With the colors of the…read more
malakkc shared a letter in the Poetry group 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Mother, daughter, sister, wife, friend,
All are one and the same in muslim women.
We hear what we need,
We mishear what we deem reprehensible!
We learn early the need for compromise, understanding,
And flexibility which are requirements of survival
In a world where the ‘I’ is more important than fighting
For togetherness, unity, and equality.…read more
This is such a great letter, Malak. I can relate to your message because I am a follower of Yahweh and don’t put myself into any denomination. But I believe that we all should be able to care for one another and not just focus on ourselves. We should live a life where we would want to be treated and not treat others poorly. But even when people…read more
Exactly. We women need to support one another in order to leave our mark within others, whether in our children, society, or even only in writing. It’s still a wonder to me how some of us continue to believe that what we do as women lacks importance and relevance.
These are supposed to be the ones who love without conditions in existence. But for many of us they taught us to build up defenses against them. Like henchmen, they some time linger around with goods intentions, just to pillage your emotional village with such persistence you feel witless. Spite and depreciation that can bleed cognition and drain…read more
Wow, this is such a deep poem. I have siblings and we tend to compete a lot but not too tough I would tell you especially since it is ten of us. I feel sorry for those who have to go through that.
Thanks so much for your kindness and sentiments. And enjoying my content. I can tell your strength and compassion is well founded. In life we go through so many rigors. It’s the joy of expression that always proves medicinal. Be well.
They view you like a waste of space. Yet you didn’t ask for sentience. You asked for cents to spend. Only the necessities, yet the contempt from being exempt often gets you sleep. With a mug in your midst you struggle to prove you’re a benefit. Life keeps lifing and the math is mathing to the point you become an integer. You force a smile when you…read more
Some of my gifts are god given. This rod, splinters like plank walks after dank talks bout the pale men who just ain’t gods. As bosoms burst with intent to quell a thrist, I became parched. I just need a happy meal to hold back my urges for perversion. So much I’m examining the cavern queens to the point my vertebrae became arched. At these hei…read more
Circumstances have often hurt our changes. Scrutiny about how high our bands is often distance the persistence shown to become official. Self-doubt clouded the allowance of profoundness. It’s astounding the mountains that I’ve had to strived to climb just to be found him. My heart cringes at the thought of not being worthy of a Jersey on your tea…read more
malakkc shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 month ago
The combat to stear away from ingrained
Stereotypes built on empowering one group over
Others has been historically documented
Over and over again, without respite from war,
Revolution, rebellion, and power of religion.
Gaslighting’s cruelty needs to end,
People need to accept that they lend
One another strength, humanity, and empathy
malakkc shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 month, 1 week ago
Fragile paper hearts
Easy to tear,
Like a bear.
Its unique shape
Lends to despair,
When it broke
By your hand and air.
Its unique shape
Rises into fullness,
Then dips in face
Of falsehood that pierce.
Look into its shape
That seems divided
Into yay and nay, a cape
Of vascillation that cried.
Its tear wails
Till eye sight is…read more
Ashley Rivera shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 month, 1 week ago
Home Sweet Home: a poem about living my best life
amongst the critics and someone in my life who has tried to knock me down more than once. Negative people can’t steal my thunder! Please be aware this poem is not to bash anyone, but to put into perspective how unkind words can really affect someone so I write this knowing I have someone in mind but am not trying to stoop to their level. Just m…read more
malakkc shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 month, 1 week ago
I’ve seen too many broken promises,
Their effects are devastating on families.
I made mine, knowing that I’d overcome
Difficulties, heartache, and use compromise,
Patience, and understanding to destroy
All obstacles that try to be coy.
The struggle itself builds a stronger
Connection between us and helps us flower.
©️ Malak kalmoni…read more
malakkc shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Share your inner thoughts, ideas, ideals,
That power your imagination and hails
Down upon you, admiration, envy that entails
You have to choose who needs some derails.
Today, we hide behind our likes,
Our social media personae that drives
Our self-esteem into the grounds
If it’s not up to par with our peers’.
Why do we hide?
Is intimacy such a…read more
Wow!!! This is so real and so beautiful. Social media is supposed to keep us connected to others, but I feel like it often makes us lose or dislike ourselves. This poem is so real and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. <3
You are so right. People today hide behind their social media. That is not a Healthy thing to do. I wish people could be more honest about their feelings and their life. I am glad you have pointed this out. Thank you!
This is so true. I love your Poem Malak. I myself used to be an influencer and when I Started to see that some of my posts would get likes and others wouldn’t get as much likes I would stress out about it. It made me so stressed to the point where I had anxiety because I’ve always wanted to be at the top when it came to doing some thing I lik…read more
Kayjah, it’s wonderful to see that there’s an audience who understands my work and the ideas behind them. When anything in work becomes that stressful, one definitely needs to step back and decide how badly they want to be noticed.
Antoinette Gonzalez shared a letter in the Poetry group 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Overstimulated (Past Tense)
stimulate physiologically, or mentally to an excessive degree
Overwhelmed (Past Tense)
bury or drown beneath a huge mass
The words many, including myself, use to describe motherhood.
the state of being a mother…read more
Aww motherhood is definitely the hardest job and we don’t give women enough credit or support. This is so real and I admire you so much. You are a wonderful and strong mom – A great example for your children.
Wow, you did a great job explaining what motherhood is. I’m sure you grew your children in a great way and it made me look back on how my mother grew up and it made me understand that she probably had some things that she had to keep in and that she had to draw herself away from to grow us. Thank you for sharing your perspective on motherhood, a…read more
“Water our hearts for ?”
I wrote this because it called to me to express the amid the unrest in my journey through life—I loved. Fell in it, was found by it. But it was a struggle not to be drowned by it. Or the lack thereof. As It wasn’t always available but that which I had or offered prevailed as real, and thrived like the splashing otter. It was done with all of me.…read more
How amazing are your words. You are a very talented writer and I think you should continue to share your life’s journey. Stay strong and have an open heart.
All the best,
This poem is so goooddddd!! I LOVE IT! you certainly have a way with your words and your poetry is everything and is so deep. It is so true that love should start with a mother. I had one but she wasn’t nurturing my sister had to play the role of being a mother since my mom didn’t care for jus. even without the love from my mom I still feel like I…read more
So, I’ve come to know that in the moments where we’re searching for wholeness. We remind ourselves that we are time ourselves. This life isn’t meant to be a sprint but more a mission about distance, to hone intent. The means of dreams, are like things king and queens use to treat life like a paragraph and demand indentation. A descendant of…read more
AGAIN YOU ARE A POETRY GENIUS. First let me just say, How do you come up with these titles? First “Water our hearts for ?” AND NOW THIS? Let me just say your poems are so good. I feel honored to be reading such wise words from a wise person. You put your all into what you write and I am here for it. Continue to thrive for greatness and never put…read more
Dear, Unsealers! I’m new here so, I think I should used true, sheer uncanny word play. To introduce myself in an assured way. I’m from the land of crustacean and not too much patience. Where they love Ravens and occasion there’s boys to wipe down your windows at the light, when you have dust-patience.
For years I’ve been seeking peers who also…read more
“I want to spread love by doing what I love and it has done nothing more than elate me.” … I love that. So Happy to have you are here! I can’t wait to rad more.
I just want to say welcome Joshua. I’m late to this post but Ive checked out your other posts such as Pain-storming and water our hearts for and those to poems were amazing. You will do great things. cant wait to see what you have next.
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