Born to Die | Die to be Born

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

Napoleon Hill

Oh Tell Me!

Bold baby born into a world so black
It lacks the ability to be bright.
Where in every bad trade there is a mad jack
Ready to steal your smile in the night,
So that he can hide it in his room-
Where everyday he plots your doom.

How in your ignorance you have the sense
To be happy and not like an old man tense
Because he will soon step into his grave
And enter back into mother natures womb.
Whilst you many a year have to be brave
To save the hearts of ladies from the tomb.

I’ll Tell You!

Old man who’s weak hands hold me in his frail arms
Who’s back lacks the strength to stand tall and straight
And who smells of the stink that shall always bait
The lovely lady death to come your way.
As she’s been attracted to all your charms
So she’ll make you for your long life pay.

That i’m happy because long have i been dead
In our mothers womb that’s also a tomb
And i’d forgotten how much life has to give.
Until now when i was born again
Into a world in which there’s much to smile for.

Lazarus Shatipamba

© 2019 The Poets Peace

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Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome

What a wonderful Wednesday it is today!

Not just because i woke up from my lay
And have not lost the way, with which to say
Thank you to Pallavi, for making my day.

But also because she went out of her way
Not to nominate any other blogger
For the warm Sunshine Blogger Award,
But instead shone its light, on me
For only the second time in my short career.

When i began my blogging journey
I had no idea the amazing people
Out here in the blogosphere
Showing no fear
In wielding words like swords
Would even read my words.

So imagine my delight
When this skillful writer shone her light
Upon my seedling blog here at The Poets Peace to help it grow.

I have only been following her blog
For about a month now
And yet i already find myself being wowed
By the sensational stories she tells.

That is why
I would kindly ask it of you
To please check out

Sunshine Blogger Award Rules:

1.Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.

2.List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.

3.Answer the 11 Questions the blogger asked you.

4.Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.

5.Ask the Nominees 11 new questions.

11 Questions Asked of Me:

  1. What/who inspires you on a daily basis?

What a beautiful question this is.

As a human being i am inspired by the many people that practice to perfect their craft, because i write poetry and i seek to capture those picture perfect moments within the words i use to compose my pensive poems.

As a poet, i am inspired by the beauty of life and how it plays out like a play where the protagonist has some say in the way he chooses to make use of all the tools given to him by the universe that birthed him.

All these sources of inspiration are what motivate me to keep going even when the times get tough because i know the pressure will turn me into a diamond in the rough.

  • Did blogging seek you or you sought this art?

The art of blogging is one that i did not find, because it chose to strut into my heart like a Casanova courting cuteys i was left defenseless to her charms.

I had been writing for round about three years now, usually just some short poetry for the gram. When one day at a cafe, whilst wording my next post i came across the link of a friends WordPress blog and i liked it so chose to start my own and its been history since then.

  • Which is that one post of yours which you loved the most? you can share the link!

This is one of my very first poems on my baby blog. I call it I, here it is…

  • What is the best advise you have received and from whom?

The best advice I’ve ever received came in the form of a wise book written by the hand of Eckhart Tolle and it said that ” All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself. “

  • Whats your comfort food?

When feeling uncomfortable or even when i’m not, i like to console myself in iced cream that comes in cones.

  • If you could time travel, which year would you visit? and why?

If i could travel back in time, it would take me an eternity just trying to decide which year to go back to in order to make sure that we do not ever shed a tear or live in fear.

If i could time travel, i would much rather choose to travel into the far flung future in order to make sure that we did not lure our demise.

  • Which is your favorite book and why?

The Way of Kings by the brilliant Brandon Sanderson is the best book by far among-st the ones I’ve read because it is in a genre i consider to be my favorite.

I was completely left in awe by the fantastical world of Roshar as well as the interesting magic system the practitioners practiced.

But, what most really struck a chord with me was the Honorable values possessed by the protagonists in the story.

  • Has anyone pleasantly surprised you in the recent past and how?

I have a friend.

Whom when things weren’t going too well for me and i had a falling out with my family and had nowhere to go for a place to grow, took me in so i would know the kindness with which to show others when they are low on whatever it is i can provide.

This was a pleasant surprise to me as i did not expect it from people in a world were we laugh at the misfortune of others and make money from their melancholy.

  • What’s one thing you cant stand?

Can’t stand not having legs that are able to walk.

Which is why i admire those that still are inspired to go on and follow the footsteps of their forefathers, who did not let their brothers and sisters stand alone in times of fighting fires.

  • What do you think of our world today?

What i think of our world today, is that we have lost the way we used to walk to find our morals and our values as we no longer seem to see the value in truth and action that is right.

But this is just what i think.

I still know deep down in my heart that we have the compass to find our way again, all we need is to get rid of the greed which makes us bleed our life out for strife.

  • If you had a superpower (you might already have one), what would it be?

Indeed i think i do already have a superpower.

I discovered it in the year when i did not go to college because finding funding was not paying off.

I am able to read books by brilliant authors in no time.

Because of this i have lived a thousand lives and more in the bodies of characters that exist in fictional worlds.

And The Nominees Are :

11 Questions for My Nominees:

  1. What do you think of our world today?
  2. Did blogging seek you or you sought this art?
  3. What is the first thing you do after waking up?
  4. What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned from blogging?
  5. Do you have any pets?
  6. Do you prefer to use a laptop/computer or your phone for blogging?
  7. You have been arrested. What is the crime you are most worried about being falsely accused of?
  8. What is your favorite fantasy creature?
  9. What do you do for fun?
  10. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  11. What makes you want to keep writing?

How Little – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


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“Half the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need.”  Richard E. Byrd

How Little

When the shadow takes all
we lose our deep, inner sight
and chaos presents
so beautifully as need,
as urgency,
wrapped and double wrapped
all shiny and shouting,
like sirens calling us onto the
rocks unaware,
how little we know ourselves,
and how little we really need.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Promote Yourself Monday, October 7, 2019

Hello, fellow writers that may or may not know how to play the cello even when you’re feeling yellow.
Come and join in on the festivities here at the Go Dog Go Cafe and share a piece of prose or poetry with the community. Who knows, perhaps you gain a few followers

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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A Torn Man

The question isn’t who is going to let me; its who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

I am
A torn man.

Caught in the tug of war
Of three really beautiful ladies.

One tugs at my mind
The other at my heart
And the other, pulls at my penis.

I do not know
What to do

Do i extricate my mind?
And leave my heart blind to finding love,
And my penis burning with desire?

Or do i unclasp my heart?
From the grasp of the lady holding it
In exchange for a crazy mind
And a pissed penis?

Or do i follow where my penis points
And forget about making art
With the lady holding my heart?

And where shall i sow my seed
If i let go of the one my penis needs?

Such a dilemma i find myself in.

But i’ll have to choose, and soon
Lest i find myself being torn to pieces.

Lazarus Shatipamba

© 2019 The Poets Peace

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