Knowing it’s published and holding it in your hands are 2 very different feelings! Elation, excitement, and fear of being judged! But then what’s the use of writing if you’re not critiqued? It shows you’re being read!
Exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed. Available on all eplatforms iTunes, Googlebooks, Amazon.com, Kindle kobo, Barnes and noble, friesenpress.com, paperback, and hardcover.
Exert from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed. Available on all eplatforms: iTunes, Google books, Amazon.com, Kindle, kobo, nook.com, Barnes and noble, friesenpress.com, paperback, hardcover.
The seascape, verdant in color,
Coalesces green and blue hues in favor
Of reds, purples, and yellows of sunsets, brighter.
The water flows in cadence with my heart,
A beat that travels within the water’s part.
I fling myself within it, swimming at my leisure; start.
Enjoying the feel of the silky water
As it envelopes my body with heat, that’s better
Than being alone as I sweep away tears: left for later.
They would stain my paper and ink, Telling me it was time for a break
From life’s realities that weigh me on a brink.
At the sea, the smells, painted sky,
The sounds of crashing waves hitting the shore by
The second, are therapy for a broken soul to fly.
The world runs around and bucks you
Off your trajectory with minutiea that drive you
Up a wall, and down into darkness which blinds
Your senses that either gives adrenaline or freezes
You into a statue that’s blind, deaf, and dumb.
Your vision turns into bright starts that short-
Circuit your mind with blinding light whose sport
Is to suppress your logic, embracing emotions
That turn you deaf to all evidence against your passions.
Those then steal your ability to speak your mind.
As the world moves round and round, like a merry
Go round, so do you try to stave off the shocks that ferry
You into dismay as experiences are disillusioningly
Petrifying, with their obstacles and demands
On your taking a stand outside your comfort zones.
Stay the course.
Savor each experience.
Strengthen your faith with failure or success.
Sever negative relationships,
And let your self-confidence emerge
A snow white pigeon of peace and verve of life.
Malak Kalmoni Chehab, my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed, is available on all eplatforms, paperback, and hardcover.
Googlebooks, Amazon.com, Kindle, kobo, Barnes and noble, friesenpress.com, iTunes, Indigo.
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Add a book and coffee, you’re set for a cold winter day!
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