Gratitude | An Acrostic

All things gather where life is a song.

Christian Larson
Grateful to be 
Resident in this world.
Appreciative of all
Things in my life.
I am glad
Truly happy
Under the sky blue
Dome.
Every time.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

My Motivational Mantra

The ordinary focus on what they’re getting. The extraordinary think about who they’re becoming.

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Like an arrow aimed at its target
I am headed straight for success.

Nothing can halt me in my progress
For i know that obstacles will bar my way
And that struggles will leave me with many a scar
But I am a visionary, So I can clearly see far
Into my future of becoming a star
That shines the light of its positivity
In this dark world filled with negativity.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

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More then the sky blue

Just like the blacksmith hammers the gallant knights sword into shape.

Tough times batter me into becoming better.

Lazarus Shatipamba

Do you know what it means for a poet to love you?
Even when your lipstick's smudged and your makeup's dry
He will love you as much as birds love the sky blue.

Tell her, the poet loves you much more then lies the true
When stupid cupid comes around to ask you why
You don't know what it means for a poet to love you.

When your friends come by your house to ask for a clue
How much the poet loves you, without even a try-
Tell them he loves you more then the sky loves its blue.

Say that the poet loves you many times, not a few
When they ask you to answer quick and on the fly
"Do you know what it means for a poet to love you?"

Tell all the people of the wide world the poet loves you.
Even when your own self love does begin to die
He will love you more then the judge loves what is true.

When potential suitors ask if you have a clue
In a voice that's very deep and volume high
"Do you know what it means for a poet to love you?"
Tell them he loves you more then birds love the sky blue!

© 2020 The Poets Peace

The Shining Star

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

Warren Buffet

Oh! What can ail thee, shining star in the sky?’
That have watched over me from a place afar;
With your wandering eye, there were the birds fly,
Way up high in the sky to hide from the war.

For many years have I been bright in the night.
Whilst watching over the warm earth with my eye,
I have seen many a thing has dimmed my light.
Such as when you humans make each other cry.

For many years have I watched you from afar.
And even from here I hear sounds as men die,
Rippling through the still air into my ear.
Making me cry as tears with my eye I spy.

And just as men get wounds fighting in the war.
And get nasty scars that cling to them for life.
So has this shining star been wounded with scar,
By what he saw that cut him like a sharp knife.

And so, this pain I gained in my side;
Is what ails a shining star in the sky,
At night when his light is not so bright.

© 2019 The Poets Peace

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I

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Christopher Columbus
I am the wind that blows.
The river that flows.
And the mind that knows
How all this really grows.
Born from nothing
I permeate everything.
From the essense of your ring
To that of bees that sting.
Never made,
Hence i will never fade.
Though made into a blade
I will certainly degrade.
Out of time i stand
So my dreams never end.
Even when buried beneath sand
I am able to transcend.
I am the hand
That shapes the land.
The lad that does not understand
The concept of being grand.
My breath, stirs the trees
That sway with graceful ease.
Though i may be on my knees
I know i shall never cease.
I am the wind that blows.
The river that flows.
And the mind that knows
How all this really goes.

Lazarus Shatipamba

© 2020 The Poets Peace

Just Remember

Choose your thoughts how you choose your clothes. Make sure they are the best fit for the time, place and location.

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When you're struggling to succeed
And feel like throwing the towel in
Just remember
Bad times don't last forever

When your efforts have been in vain
And giving up becomes an option
Just remember
Bad times don't last forever

When your endeavors end in failure
And quitting seems all but easier
Just remember
Bad times don't last forever

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Breathing

Check out this beautiful piece by one of the many gifted writers i’m glad to be following. Be sure to visit his page and check out more of his cool content

Perditus

When anxiety bites

Or the grip of

depression looms

I stare at the moon

🌑

Observing its surface

The subtle shades

The patterns caused by

eon old impact craters

🌑

Mesmerised by its

dim

shimmering light

🌑

As I contemplate

my breathing slows

calm comes over me

🌑

For the moon’s beauty and radiance

brings tranquility

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My first time writing poetry

Give without remembering and always receive without forgetting.

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The first time i wrote a poem i was only fifteen and i wanted to write about the girl I’d seen, who’d captured my heart with her beauty and inspired me to express it through poetry.

In the library at school is where it transpired, this process of writing what i hoped would be admired by the chocolate skinned, brown eyed fair who made me stare so that i began to dare that one day she would be mine.

The first time i wrote a poem i didn’t think it was poetry. I was seated behind a desk in the library with a pen in my hand and a piece of paper on my table. The smell of ink hung heavy in the air. Will i be able to paint a pretty picture of her with nothing but words? Was one of the many thoughts that coursed through my mind.

Oblivious to the existence of any poetic techniques except for rhyme, it was a poem to be laughed at by poetic geeks. But somehow i had the courage to share it with her the next day,
and to my delight, she liked it and wondered if she could keep it.

So with positive feedback in my pocket, to enhance the confidence in my ability, to with a pen in my hand create reality, I was set on a journey of self-discovery through poetry.

The first time I wrote poetry I was only fifteen. Now I’m twenty two and long has it been since the first time I wrote poetry. Back then, i was clue less and did not know how to do it. But little did i know that six, seven years later, poetry would be my savior. My one. And only lover.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

There you have it ladies and gentlemen, the story of my history with poetry. I’m glad you read it till the end, and so I would love to hear about your story with poetry as well. Feel free to let me know in the comments section and leave a like if you enjoyed the post.

Just be Glad

Gratitude is good.

when times are bad
because you lost a loved one
don't be sad
just be glad
because you are alive.

when times are bad
because you are homeless
i know it's hard
but just be glad
you are at home in the universe.

when times are bad
because your hearts been broken by a lover
i know you will hurt
but just be glad
you can still piece it back together.

when times are are bad
because someone stole your bed
now you can't sleep and dream deep
don't get mad
just be glad
you can dream without needing to sleep.

just be glad
no matter the weather
through good times
and bad times
just be glad
that you are not sad.

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

The Poets Peace

Positive Thought

The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.

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POSITIVE THOUGHT

I AM A SEED

AND MY TIME TO GROW IS NOW

IN YOUR MIND YOU SHOULD SOW

ME IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

HOW TO WIELD YOUR CREATIVE POWERS

TO BRING FORTH FLOWERS

FROM ASHES.

FOR MY TIME TO GROW IS NOW

YOU SHOULD SOW

ME IF YOU WANT TO KNOW

HOW TO DIG DEEP WITHIN

YOUR SOUL, YOUR SOIL

LIKE A ROOT TO FIND THE PURPOSE

OF YOUR EXISTENCE IN THE UNIVERSE

© Lazarus Shatipamba 2020

© 2020 The Poets Peace