An Onomatopoeic Poem

It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how.

Dr. Seuss
Woof!
Barked the dog on the roof
Stranded
About to whimper
When a whisper reaches its ear
Shhh!
Salvation is on its way
So please, hush
Don't cry
You are not going to die.

© 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

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

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