Longing a Love Long Lost

Live with your whole being everyday of your life. Your reward will be true happiness. Rebecca Thomas Shane

Lightheaded and heavyhearted-

Like a sad dried up river in the desert.
Longing for the rains of your love not hate
That showers on the cracks of my mood
To leave me flowing in a blissful state.

Feeling faint from the thirst my heart has-
To be quenched by standing tall next to you,
So I don’t fall for you stall my weakness
And shine a light on the strength-
Hidden in the shadow of tomorrow
In who’s wake their sleeps no sorrow.

I am moments away from collapsing-
To the floor, for no longer are you here
To support me like strong Atlas holding
Upright the earth, from gravitating towards death.

Lightheaded and heavyhearted.
Feeling faint from the thirst my heart has,
I am moments away from collapsing-
To the floor for my will to stay alive
Has been torn to shreds by the claws
On the paws of your death.

© 2019 The Poets Peace

Sunshine Blogger Award

Greetings everyone! I am absolutely delighted to share with you guys the news that i have been nominated for my very first Sunshine Blogger Award.

I am deeply thrilled to know that there are people out there that find seeds of value growing in my poetry and prose.

My gratitude goes out to Lairai for nominating me. She’s a talented poet and a very skillful writer, so please do check out her blog (link below).

https://lairaiwrites.wordpress.com/

The Sunshine Blogger Award is peer recognition for bloggers who inspire, are creative and spread positivity.

Rules for the Award

1.Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.

2.Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.

3.Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 questions.

4.Inform your nominees through commenting on their post.

5.Display the rules and the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

So here are Lairai’s questions to me.

1.How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

An extroverted introvert that likes to ponder poetry(beauty).

2.What is your favourite novel and why?

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

I’m an avid fantasy reader and this novel stems from my favorite series in the genre, The Stormlight Archives.

I love it because Kaladin, the main protagonist in it, has a character that i feel resonates with my own.

I love it because the world is cruel yet the people in it are strong.

Also, it has an interesting magic system that i think is quite unique.

3. Share any quotation close to your heart.

I think therefore i am.

4. Do you believe in Life-after-Death?Why or why not?

This is a tricky one. Do i believe that i will live on after i die?

The thought of believing otherwise scares me to death, so i choose to believe that life will go on after the breath leaves my body, and my bones have turned to dust.

Perhaps i will reincarnate as a kangaroo from the local city zoo.

Perhaps death is but the evolution of a person into a higher lifeform? I certainly like to think so.

5. Do you believe there is a higher purpose to our existence as humans?

Yes! I believe firmly in the fact that there is a higher purpose to our existence, because believing otherwise would not be wise.

Perhaps it is arrogrant of me to think so. But why else do we have a burning (collective) desire to grow and traverse limits?

Why do we strive for perfection, if there is no meaning to our being.

I believe the universe is an intelligent being that made us for a reason.

6. What is the one thing you would definitely like to do before you die?

I’d love to do many things before i die. I’d love to fall madly in love, to publish plenty books, build businesses etc.

But if i don’t do anything else, travelling the world would be my biggest aspiration.

I have extreme pride and love for my country but i’d love to get the chance to fall in love with the world. To see new sites, eat different foods, experience different cultures. (And make love to foreign beauties).

7. What brings you the utmost joy?

Having a good time.

Sometimes i like to have a good time with my friends(loved ones). At times like these i get a feeling of joy from conversing with them. Getting to know them better.

Sometimes I like to have a good time on my own. Simply enjoying my own company, getting to know myself better.

8. How do you deal with things not going your way?

Whenever things don’t go my way, i console myself by affirming that everything happens for a reason, that if it didn’t happen, it wasn’t meant to be.

I prefer to accept that things did not go my way rather than wallow in negativity.

9. What’s your favourite band?

My favorite band would be those guys that like to play cold music, Coldplay. I like the guys that smoke chains(The Chainsmokers) and Maroon 5 as well but i could listen to Coldplay all day, everyday.

10.Share any song close to your heart.

This is a song by a real good friend of mine, some would say he is my brother, from another mother.

I love this song for the message it spreads is one shrouded in positivity. Mainly to follow your dreams no matter what.

11.If you were given an opportunity to resurrect any historical figure for a day, whom would it be and why?

Given the opportunity, i would bring back to life the famous explorer, Marco Polo.

As an aspiring explorer of the space beyond my place of rest, i would be extremely thrilled to share a voyage with the renowned explorer.

My nominees for the Sunshine Blogger Award are:

1. Luna- lunatheblog.com

2. Ddateable- debatablydateble.com

3. Lize Bard- wandererhaiku.wordpress.com

4. Midwest Fantasy- godoggocafe.com

5. Kayla Cantrell- kaylathepoet.wordpress.com

6. The Klog- theknowledgelog.blog

7. Salman Wani- noorvoice.blog

8. Yassy- yassy66.wordpress.com

9. Jason Muckley- poemsforwarriors.wordpress.com

10. Priyamvada- norulesforthisgame.wordpress.com

11. Shreya Vikram- themidnightember.wordpress.com

My questions for the nominees are:

1.How would you describe yourself in three words?

2.What is your favourite novel and why?

3. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?

4. What is your favourite pastime?

5. Do you believe there is a higher purpose to our existence as humans?

6. What is the one thing you would definitely like to do before you die?

7. What has been the highlight of your life so far?

8. What is your method for dealing with disappointment?

9. What’s your favourite movie and why?

10.Share any song close to your heart.

11. Why did you start blogging?

Alright then, have yourself a splendid day!

Sammy Smart kid

The teacher may open the door for you but you have to walk through it.

Always in the library to read,
Always smiling Sam was a smart kid.
Second in his school so he was no fool,
Tests proved he could use his brain for a tool.

Sam always smiled when he went to school,
Because he thought that books are really cool.
His teachers said he learnt really fast,
And that to leave class, he was always last.

Sam was so smart he only ever failed one test.
Which is why he was the smartest kid in school,
For seven years straight before Sven came along.
And he became the second smartest in the school.

Sven. Who some said could not count from one to ten.
Was the most foolish kid at his last school.
For he never ever passed a single test.

my TV

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

My TV
still smells fresh
as a newly bought car.

Yet,
it sounds
like a dying man
groaning with every breath.

As for how it tastes,
lets just say the ocean
has more flavor then my TV.

Well,
at least it looks shiny
as a polished picture frame.

And feels
sleek and smooth
as my ex-girlfriend's bottom.

© 2019 The Poets Peace

a Poet

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.

Albert Einstein

like a child with a toy in his hand
i'm a poet with a pen in his hand.

i bring my poetic devices to play.
no matter what the masses might say
i tell my similes to crack a smile
and my metaphors to walk a mile

in the shoes of personification.
so as to bring about satisfaction
in people, whilst also seeking perfection.

i let my rhymes form a scheme
that will go up against any team-
the best among the rest, yet still win.

i ask my assonance to develop a conscience
and tell my consonance to use its common sense

when trying to decipher how to form
a bond with the lady that reiterates
attention to alliteration that fades
to silence like the sound before a storm.

© 2019 The Poets Peace

Back In Action

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.

Ray Kroc

Hey guys, its been two long weeks since last i updated my blog and its irked me a plenty being away from you guys for fourteen long days. Only my heart will ever know the magnitude of my missing you.

Though i hated doing it, it felt right to take a short break to regather my thoughts and to re-focus my mindset as a friend once advised me to always take short recovery breaks after working hard, which is something my pen will willingly testify to.

God knows i needed the rest, after wielding the powers of creativity in the form of penning a poem or more everyday, i was headed for a path of stumbling and falling over in the street as a consequence of exhaustion. Only a poet knows the toll it takes on their mind and body sacrificing a piece of their sanity to write poetry on a consistent basis.

I was gonna go completely crazy if i didn’t put my pen down sooner. But i’m back now and i’m glad to have taken a break as i’m back with a fresh, empty canvas just waiting in anticipation to be painted on with the beautiful message of love and peace.

I want to take the time to thank you for not deciding to unfollow me during the time i was away. In fact, thanks a lot for getting me to the 100 follower mark. You’re the best.