to live a life of courage
to leave my bitter past behind
to go on undaunted
of the scars of brokenness
to forget not I’ve been broken
but to discover from it.
to live a life of happiness
to let not someone who doesn’t know my value
tell me how much I am worth;
to create my own happiness
despite someone’s wish to take it down
to have the power to change
my physical, psychological, and emotional lessons
to make me a happier person.
I choose to live a life full of love to forgive those…
Two paths in life we must seek yonder,
the one that is heading forward
or the one that’s going back?
The choice is yours to take
Think deep ‘bout your dream
Watch where your heart
beats, then you
Here’s an invented poetic form called Nonet, which was inspired by a group of nine musicians in musical terms. It is said that there was nothing more of the origin of this form. Some say this is like a kid’s poem. But when crafted the right way, it shows its phenomenal beauty.
Hence, this is so easy to create…
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
– Helen Keller
Looks often make you foolish and clueless
thus, beware you have to be watchful
deep within, the goddamn thing’s more ghoulish.
looks often make you foolish and clueless.
Hear what I say which reflects my trueness
not what clothes me, such makes you tumble
looks often make you foolish and clueless
thus, beware you have to be watchful.
Triolet (tree-o-lay) poetic form is usually a short funny or witty poem that has its origin from…
Being a writer on Medium since September 2020 has been an excellent venture for me. I got to hone my writing skills gradually while juggling between a daytime job and being a penner at night time.
I do promise myself, to level up my writing prowess this year and for the days to come. I haven’t yet realized fully the value of being consistent in writing when I got to see and collect this brief list of mine. This is very inspiring.
More so, I just discovered here my love of writing poetry being a literary performing artist during my…
“Where are you going, Papa?”, I asked.
“I’ll be heading home now.”
“But this is your home,
why leave now?”
“My kins are waiting
I must prepare my things!”
And then he puts,
his stuff in a tiny eco bag.
Curiously, I snapped back,
“Wait, who are those
waiting for you then?”
Readily he answers,
“My mom and dad,
and my siblings!”
Poor old father!
like a little boy again.
To lessen our arguing,
I just helped him
pack his clothes and crap.
And on and on, I kept telling him, “Be good, stay at home, for I…
I almost am giving up;
I am feeling unskilled now,
Hush, I am tough, I deem that.
In me lies the bravest
blood of my race.
Still, I can feel fear within me.
I can sense unease, and
excitement — a mixed vibe
of hopelessness and just
a sole drop of courage.
There, it's simply a single shed
Well, it’s absolute; so pure
it can exceed
the varied adverse
sentiments affecting me.
I won’t let them engulf me.
I believe I can defeat them all.
They are slowly fusing,
as I am drafting this piece.
Eventually, I can…
from deep within my heart,
where my unspoken love lingers
This is a five-line poetic form, composed of:
1. two syllables in the first line (2)
2. four syllables in the second line (4)
3. six syllables in the third line (6)
4. eighth syllables in the fourth line (8)
5. two syllables in the fifth line (2)
I am thrilled…
My way into a poetic form called Viator
When you’re in love
some say you’re blind
Are you quite one
sort of wee blind?
I’d rather guess
when you’re in love
you’re deaf, not blind
you know one’s smirch
defects or flaws
when you’re in love
you’re a pure snub
Though all I know,
you’ll turn into
poet like me,
when you’re in love.
Viator comes from the Latin word for a traveler and is invented by a Canadian poet and author, Robin Skelton.
The steps are so easy to follow:
I found a new poetic form,
it’s called a monotetra norm;
tried so hard my way to conform,
I need brainstorms; I need brainstorms.
I went straight home to hide in my room,
and tried to grab a book to zoom,
what lies in there just made me gloom,
let me consume, let me consume.
Come, aid me now, let’s do this feat,
you’re much smarter, do please compete,
I do assure you’ll have a treat,
I’ll kiss your feet, I’ll kiss your feet.
I found this form appealing, yet challenging, too. This was discovered by Michael Walker and is…