A chance to change

In every moment we strive to do better

with every step we hope we are that much closer.

In the depths of our hearts we hold what we deem most precious

to scared to share with the world what makes us smile

in fear the world will take that and turn it to sorrow.

We are more than pieces on a global chess board

and our lives holds more meaning than slaving away for someone’s else dream.

We are unstoppable, unpredictable and unbelievable in our strengths and weaknesses

because no matter what situation we find ourselves in

the chance to change always presents itself.

Opposites

 

The battle between idealism and reality

are two opposites that will never reconcile.

In pursuit of an ideal tomorrow

I’ve forgotten what is most important

which is the chance to live for today.

Tomorrow will always be there,

but yet it never gets any closer

and we gaze at Yesterday through our rear view mirrors

in hopes of capturing our former glories.

Maybe the answer lies in the middle

living out our dreams without ignoring the truths of today.

 

 

Enigma

I long for a place that I neither hear, see, smell or touch

yet has captured my heart,

and holds my soul in its hands.

What I seek is akin to a world that is emerging

so full of life and vigor

An innocence so gentle and pure.

A realm of imagination with no limits and no blemish,

and more importantly no judgement

with everyone enthralled with the art of creating,

and sharing with others wholeheartedly.

Unfulfilled Potential

The shadows of yesterday’s shame still linger today

like a stain that will never be cleansed no matter how hard we try.

Our greatest weakness has always been our fears

and I use to think it was due to fear of failure or expectations,

but maybe our greatest fear is what if we actually do conquer our fears?

What will hold us back from achieving and realizing our true potential.

Does unity amongst all scare us to the point we’ll see ourselves for who we are and not what we are?

Too Late

 

I think time is a device created by the mind

to foster the idea that life is either passing you by

or moving too quickly.

In order for you to ”catch up”

it limits you to thinking in terms of

age, appearance, job, marriage…

and as you chase and chase this mythical dream

you lose yourself

until its too late.

Immortal

The heart doesn’t lie

but it’s not clear either.

Indecisiveness is quite common,

and messages can at times be misunderstood.

Not everyone who compliments you is genuine,

and not everyone who criticizes you is coming from a place of deceit.

After awhile it seems

Life is no longer black or white,

but a mix between the two

and we have to learn the difference along the way through trial and error.

The day we learn silence and experiences are life’s hidden treasures

is the day we cease to be humans and become immortals.

The Hustler Blogger Award – Nomination 3-25-2020

 

I want to  express my appreciation and gratitude to my good friend Brandi of Couch Talks with B who nominated me with this award and to the creator of this award Mark Anthony of Thony Space. This award was created to give writers a space to those who share and inspire others through their blogs. Any type of blogger can be nominated for this award from fashion bloggers, to short-story writers to poets, lifestyle bloggers etc. Let’s keep this going and connect with different writers who share and inspire us with their content.

 

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Guidelines for the Award

  • Be sure to link Mark Anthony to the post so he can read it. The Hustler Blogger Award
  • Be sure to add the picture above in your award post either as a feature or posted somewhere within your blog.
  • Nominate  at least five other bloggers for this award.
  • Answer the nine questions that Mark has provided which are listed below.
  • (Optional) The person being nominated can add one more question to his/her choice of nominees.

 

Questions

  1. Why did you start a blog?

I initially started my blog as a space to test out different writing styles and techniques and to push my creativity in different directions. Along the way I met some amazing people on this platform who have helped me in so many ways and in turn my blog became a space to record my thoughts and feelings and also being inspired by the amazing people I came across on here over the years.

2.What/who inspired you to do it?

I initially looked at my blog  as a place to test out different writing styles I was learning such Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou and I wanted to get away from imitating other writers and create something I was comfortable with.

3.What motivates you to keep pushing and creating content and make your site alive?

My motivation is that I have a goal of posting 2 posts a month regardless of how busy I am and to record my thoughts and feelings at that time and treat my blog as a journal. My goal isn’t to attract likes even though its great but more so to record my ideas and feelings and connect with other people who might be on the same wavelength as me in trying to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be.

4.Who are your fave bloggers? And how do they urge you to grow as well?

I am grateful in coming across a lot of wonderful writers on this platform and will mention some in the nominees. I am inspired by their honesty and their creativity and also for letting us immerse into their world such as my good friend Brandi who writes so eloquently and whose words are full of life.

5.What lesson/s have you learned through your experience?

I would say I learned to be myself more and  be authentic to my voice. I wouldn’t write something I didn’t believe in. I learned also to connect with the writers you like and show them your appreciation and also that it’s coming from a genuine place and not on some follow me/follow you thing but that you really like their work and appreciate what they do.

6.Have blogging brought impact to you as a person? If yes, what are these?

It’s made me more confident in my writing and being able to express my thoughts and feelings in a candid way.

7.Not everyone are confident enough to start a blog. What advice can you give ’em?

  • Be yourself and don’t worry about any outside noises-just create and share.
  • Don’t second guess or doubt yourself.
  • Share and be able to let others into your world.

8.Give 3 facts about you as a blogger (strengths or flaws)

  • Flaw- I don’t post as often as I would like.
  • Strength- I try to post what I think is my best work.
  • Strength- I strive to never post something I wouldn’t want to read.

9.Drop down your blog post which you are most proud of (together with the link so we can read it)

The one that comes to my mind often is a piece I wrote titled Humanity It was a piece I wrote in a short amount of time and I was inspired by a story in Egypt where an old romantic poem written thousands of years earlier was found near an old well and I realized we’re all connected in some way and that maybe generations from now our blog-posts will be inheritance for those of tomorrow.

Nominations

I’m lucky to come across a lot of writers and some of the ones mentioned here are an amazing bunch of people such as :

KG Bethlehem

Benjamin Grossman

Garima of Empress 2 Inspire

Anjali from the Positive Side of the Coin

Happiness Classroom

Larisa of Ebony and Crows

Charles French of Words Reading and Writing

TheTravellothoner

Junaisha from the Godly Chic Diaries

 

Thank you for reading! Stay safe and healthy everyone

Unity

Let us not cave in to our fears and doubts

and remember our tenacity and inner strength.

We’ve come too far and and overcame many struggles

to turn back and give in to the chaos around us.

Our  true beauty and perseverance comes from  our shared humanity

lending a helping hand or being a support for those who are in need.

Regardless of who we pray to or not,

we still go to sleep and wake up under the same sun and moon,

and our need to come together always illuminates when we face difficult obstacles.