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?

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).

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-

2. Ddateable-

3. Lize Bard-

4. Midwest Fantasy-

5. Kayla Cantrell-

6. The Klog-

7. Salman Wani-

8. Yassy-

9. Jason Muckley-

10. Priyamvada-

11. Shreya Vikram-

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!