UPAH on Facebook has given me a certificate of appreciation for my poetry for their Easter contest. I’m humbled by their appreciation of my work. I love to write, and each challenge sent my way is taken with great care, for words, if not used properly, can cut deeper than a knife.
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If silence is golden, then words that are the flint to gaslighting are reprehensible.
From the Facebook group, Canada Writes,an author, Theresa Wilson, wrote:
Hunger to Survive
The lion lays quietly atop an overhanging hill.
He waits, watches in the vain fervor that his prey
Will come to him in deadly night like a diet pill
That will stop his hunger and permit his teeth to stay
Sharp, glistening white, creating a shiver of fear
Of their ferocity and ability to tear apart an arm,
Or important extremities that flash their spear
Of speed trying to outrun the King.
The atmosphere of fear is so authentic
That I can feel the lion’s eyes shifting silently,
Watching guardedly, waiting patiently to pounce happily
On his unsuspecting prey. His jaws are cave like
In their imposing strength and force of bite.
Never fear the lion, for you know he attacks
To survive, not for pleasure.
Fear those who appear like sheep, but are
More serpent or fox, for their poisons
Attack the soul and destroy lives as if doing you favors.
I’ve been posting my writing there as part of an international group of poets are given a prompt they need to follow. I was one of those honored with this plaque.
It’s very interesting to be a part of such groups as you grow from the variety of perspectives alone.
My poetry reading video link.
I read 10 poems from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed: Beloved Flaw, Identity, Lives Matter, Meet Me Halfway, Trapped Humanity, Heaven’s Gate, Ask the Heavens …
I read the following poems from my poetry book, Perfectly Flawed: Beloved Flaw, Identity, Lives Matter, (Life!), Out of Time, Trapped Humanity, Meet Me Halfway, Value Defined,, Ask the Heavens, Heaven’s Gate. You can find exerts of each poem here on my website: http://www.malakkcwriting.com, or Tumblr @malakkc-poetry.
Poetry Café, reading
It starts in 10 minutes! I hope I don’t stutter!