Young and full of life You left one morning thinking you would come back A dreadful accident caused by a housewife Now your body rests under a brass plaque Your kindness and humor Will always be remembered May God keep you in Heaven where there is to ponder The Angels are blessed to have you as a member One day you will meet again With your loved ones that were left on Earth Only time will heal the pain Let God bless us with spiritual rebirth Please guide us and free us from distress Let Heaven’s Angels bring us peace For peace and tranquility bring great success Cease and put an end to the breach of peace
A Zero to the Left
Distinctive wise problem-solver Resolving harms with expertise Predicaments, bad dilemmas Bumpy troubles like cottage cheese A zero to the left is next Person that does not help himself or others – very sad to see Statue full of dust on a shelf Move your body and help yourself Stand on your very own two feet Each person needs to hold their own Winning victories not defeat Always business before pleasure Working hard is what we all do Success for all that work for it Except for those who never grew Is endless fear what you wish for? Grow up quickly before too late Freedom is awesome here on Earth Or how will you pick up your date
Beauty of Haiti
Silk and ribbons clouding the sky Coastline and beaches – pure black sand Walking, skipping, splash-splash snorkeling Good, honest people – giving hand Flawless beaches, nature walks too Mountains and forests, trees and shrubs Rugged valleys, crystal clear bays Gifts of wisdom from the cherubs Visitors welcomed to Haiti Echoes of Africa airing Panoramic view of realm Haitian Saints singing and working Beauty of Haiti is dancing With the rainbow’s pastel colors Different shades to please the Heavens Family, good friends and neighbors Rich – poor; “Where is the middle class? ” Flesh clings tenaciously to mom Creole speaking, dining delight Tourist and rich folks under palm Midnight blue sky, shimmering lights Stars shining brightly upon moon Happiness, sadness and sorrow Hoping to see their loved ones soon Poor human beings – young and old Stomach growling, eyes tell it all Sincerity, dignity, poise Beauty of Haiti is for all
Because a Strong Woman, I Am
Indeed I still struggle Swimming upstream with might Never giving up on what I care for Because a strong woman, I am
You might use your jagged tongue To tear me down for what I do You are so cruel and judgmental Is it my strength that bothers you?
I wept from your harsh words That took me by surprise In front of other guests Embarrassed I sure was
Instead of wheeling and dealing, Writing poems and stories, too You think I should stop it all Does my independence bother you?
I work full time at school and in my home Devoting ample time to my kids every day Cheering at their sports events, celebrations, Plus, all the pain and glory that presents each day
Glance at the mirror Take a good look at your soul If what you see is perfection Then gently stroke your sharp tongue
I am a strong woman I will continue to work hard My accomplishments and failures Are what make me who I am
If I ever do it differently It will be because I will change For God, my children, and me Not because I am stepped and crushed
I am who I am, not just anyone to fit in I refuse to fit the mold and take the easy route Tenacity and endurance is what I hold Because a strong woman, I am
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Bodies of Water
A lake, the sea, a river, an ocean Are all bodies of water enhancing the Earth Whether fresh water, or salty Water is wet In some regions warm While in others so cold Icebergs or seaweeds Corals or pearls Turquoise, green, gray Crystal, sapphire, the colors Sailboats go with the wind Breezing through Yachts speed up with their motors Under the sun enjoying the day At night the moon and the stars Washing away the sorrows
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Compassion does not mean pity Compassion goes a long way You might be the one offering a kind word or gesture today While tomorrow someone else might show you the way
Farewell to Cuba
Standing in a fishbowl Armed forces used control Rummaged our suitcases – and stole Religious statue stomped and crushed Bracelets, watches and rings, too Cheekbones flushed with red hue Standing powerless with no clue Puzzled eyes filled with soreness
Could not keep the tears away Motherland; we cannot stay Their hearts are made of clay Heartless souls without a conscious Pushed us out to the unknown With no food and with no throne Only wretchedness and woe to moan Sadly humming with discomfort
I left my great-aunts weeping Soldiers with rifles creeping Only hope and faith keeping To follow the unknown Boarded a Pan Am airplane My parents could not explain The heartache, sorrow, misery, and pain With deep profound dark shadows
We left Cuba to reach freedom Reaching exile with just wisdom Bearing in mind palm trees at random Glared the brightness from the sunshine As we were led to our new home There was no place to roam Through spiny leaves and Sea Holm Just rest – rest from the daunting journey
Through the melancholy and gloom Different language from the womb Six people lived in an abode amid one room Not knowing what stood ahead From being rich and now so poor Only God knew what was ahead for sure For us to speculate – was premature Endless days and stormy nights ahead
Nevertheless, we had love, and health This meant more than any wealth No longer living amongst minds stricken by filth Modest was the hummingbird That sang so sweet each morning Living in freedom – no more warning Celebrating life, not in mourning In a great country that embraced us all
Under a tent next to my son Above hovered dense dark clouds An opening in the center As if to heaven it entered What a miracle to witness The colossal green grassy field Varsity girls running the course Unaware of heaven’s stairway From just miles above the grassland To Alexander’s amazement Which he pointed just before me It was truly astonishing Paradise – way beyond belief Was the opening for someone? For a special very good soul There was just a slight drizzle Not a thunder or lightning sound Only peace and sense of glory From the place we stood on the ground
Is There Enough Room
Is there enough room in my heart Dive in and try to remember Take a glance and see who might part Fall in love until December
Summer, fall, winter, and through spring Born to love, have faith, and survive To hear Blue Jays flutter and sing Smelling jasmine to feel alive
Fear I see, in my humble eyes Unknown don’t wish for the present Pure thoughts dismissed, forever dies Lessen heart tougher than cement
Love for my daughter and two sons Without doubt I love the three tons
The Law of the Funnel
Have you ever met a person? Who mostly says, “Me, me, me.” That person thinks the world revolves around them It’s time to open his or her eyes to see You might go out of your way to do favors About 100 favors it might be But on the 101st you just can’t do it And upset that person will be That person believes that the wide part of the funnel is always meant for them Then the thin part of the funnel, The rest of the world can get All of a sudden a rude awakening Finally the realization that it just doesn’t work that way It’s better to give sparingly Than to be on the receiving end People who are unselfish Are happier with themselves During their lifetime they have been giving From the heart it comes naturally When they truly need help God will send Angels their way Then be grateful and appreciative Be humble and remember what to say Thank you God for the Angels that you sent each and everyday
Our Garden Is a Kaleidoscope
Our garden is a kaleidoscope
Of colorful chrysanthemums
The November birth flower
Birthday of my oldest son
Full of joy, happiness, health,
Positive energy that flows
today and all the tomorrows
with success and love
Orchids of various colors
Reflecting rays from the sunlight
The sun‘s rays, the rainbows
…colored chips of glass
Changing events throughout life
As my daughter swims peacefully
Gracefully and glad
Representing beauty, affection,
love, and charm.
With roses surroundings
Each color representing different effects
this June birth flower signifies beauty and perfection
the birth of my daughter, my middle child.
Symmetrical pattern magically seen
Through the kaleidoscope‘s
Eyepiece that constantly
Changes the colors and
patterns of vivid succession.
Next comes the gladiola
The flower for August
Full of strength and integrity
With the shape of a sword
That will pierce your heart
With love that blooms
from my youngest son that was born
on this blessed month.
There are also bright pompoms,
ferns and moss, tones of greens
Also, neighborhood cats
that we feed twice a day
then they lounge in paradise among
the breathtaking colors.
Daffodils gone wild
With its bright yellow tones
My birth flower;
I‘m proud to call my own
Rebirth, new beginnings full of happiness and joy
Our Love Is a Jig-saw Puzzle
Our love is a jig-saw puzzle Complicated in many ways Built with patience, and devotion Passion bursting awake with blaze
Attaching each piece in its place Endurance – persistence prevails As each piece of the puzzle waits Vibrant colors shine with details
Each piece is quite a mystery Brainteaser to utter the least With each problem that arises Masses crashes it like a beast
Crack of dawn brings daylight’s shadows Followed by dreams and smiles to grow Thoughts, imaginings, ideas Concealing the pain in the snow
Running with the jig-saw puzzle Loving every single moment Each timepiece obtains its lessons With Dilemma being absent
Catch-22 – tight spot; not a problem Just be gentle and try again As each piece of love fits snuggly Solid foundation to sustain
When the last piece of the puzzle Arrives with Patience to place it Cracking a full-size happy smile Knowing puzzled love is legit
I am a rugged mountain All kinds of weather Pass by me The glowing sun Brightened the horizon While the rain and snow Washed away the shadows That life’s voyage threw at me I stand erect no matter what For I am tough I am hopeful that Better days will come my way
Once the spring showers rain love Cupid strikes infinite couples Always hitting the right mark Awakening from the anchored peak Allowing me to walk and breathe again Fireworks illuminate the sky Standing in the lake of hope Take a listen as the bell of opportunity Loudly plays, “Ding-dong-ding! ” The wind is no longer crying At last, Heaven is smiling at peace
Will You Love Me Enough?
Will you love me enough? – Today And tomorrow – when the sun meets The sea in every horizon Twirling opportunity’s sweets
Will you love me enough? When the Moon meets infinite brilliant stars When my hair turns gray from worries And we go through a dozen cars
Time flying by – ever so sweet Talking – kissing amorously Wishing more time available For further plans done cleverly
Talking daily on the cell phone Smiling and glowing happily Merry, blissful, in high spirits Precious moments come easily
Will you love me enough? When the Green valley meets rugged mountain And our shadows dance excitedly Then dash and splash in the fountain
Will you love me enough? If fate Comes knocking – it is meant to be Destiny is calling surely Providence prevails – can you see
Will you love me enough – will I? We will, love each other enough
Half Full, Or Half Empty? by Ana Monnar Half Full, Or Half Empty? A Collection of Poems Written by award winning teacher and author, Ana Monnar The topics expressed in the poems were such as faith, hope, determination, responsibility, kindness, compassion, Alzheimer's Disease, nature, famous inventors, unity, plus much more. Rich in vocabulary, this book will inspire most audiences. You will find a variety! Narrative Poems Couplets Haikus Alliterations Limericks
View the Glass Half Full! View the Glass Half Full! Imaginative Collection of Poems Offers Young Poets Insight and Inspiration Monday February 3, 3:22 pm ET MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 3, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Writing poetry is never easy, whether it be a simple rhyme about cats wearing hats or a monumental epic detailing grand adventures and great deeds. Fortunately, award-winning teacher and author Ana Monnar is here to help! Monnar explores and explains the basics of writing poetry and much more in her new book, Half Full, Or Half Empty?
Written for children ages ten and older, Monnar's simple to use, easy to understand book offers examples of different types of poems -- from couplets to limericks, from haikus to narrative pieces, on a wide variety of topics, including faith, hope, compassion and unity. She also includes tips on reading, recitation, and composition as well as links to helpful Web sites such as online rhyming dictionaries, translations and poetry contests.
Inspired by her own love of poetry and in recognition of its therapeutic value, Monnar writes, “This book is different from other children's poetry books because it offers humor, and awakens emotions, both happy and sad.” Drawing on a culturally diverse background as well as two decades of teaching experience, Monnar's book effectively and expertly instructs even the youngest of poets to express his or her feelings, in a structured, productive way. Author Ana Monnar was born in Havana, Cuba. Having spent her early years there, she immigrated to Miami at the age of seven and became a U.S. citizen. She earned a master of science degree in early childhood and elementary education from Florida International University and has been teaching ever since. A wife and mother of three, Monnar explores photography, reading and writing in her spare time. Although she has inspired countless students to write and publish their works, Half Full, Or Half Empty? is her first book. Her second book, Adoption? Thank God for that Option!
Poetry from Planet Earth by Ana Monnar; children's poetry book is appropriate for ages 10 and up.The book provides simple guidelines for writing poems. It also offers helpful websites. The poems throughout the book are educational. Couplets, Acrostics, Haikus School to Work, Natural Disasters, Thank God, Land The Universe, Character Education
A Young Person's Guide to Poetry
This collection of poems is geared towards young people, and is really very informative, especially with regard to different types of poetry. Complete with a Glossary explaining the different formats, Ms. Monnar gives examples of Couplets, Acrostics, and Haikus, and defines Alliterations, Cinquains, Expository poems, Limericks and Narrative poems. Also included are addresses for related websites and clipart.
Under different headings, ever the teacher, she groups poems about occupations, natural phenomenon, Geography, Astrology and character building. This last group includes the poem "The Law of the Funnel", which has been released separately as an illustrated children's book, and is about the joys and rewards of being unselfish.
Ana teaches all Poetry is beautiful Easy fun format
Inspiring Young Poets and Poetry Readers
Ms. Monnar is an experienced elementary school teacher and reading specialist. In these poems, she shares her joy in poetry with her love of children into an accessible introduction to poetry for younger readers. The book doubles as both example and inspiration.
Be sure your young reader looks at the glossary in the back for examples of the different types of poems present in the volume. While back there, encourage her or him to note and look at the many other resources including poetry-related and clip art Web sites, book list, advice on caring for pets, and educational software. There are also some suggestions for adults.
The book begins in strong fashion with illustrated couplets:
"Thanks to inspiring teachers There are future preachers"
"It is not very entertaining To see you always complaining"
The next section looks at work. Ms. Monnar is upbeat. She even has nice things to say about lawyers . . . and choosing whether to be a prosecutor or a defense attorney.
"Remember to use your utmost persuasion Say it with confidence, not the contrary"
My favorite section was the free verse acrostics because children will probably find these the most fun to write as they develop their writing skills. Here's Elvira:
"Energetic everyday Loving to her family and friends Vibrant in every fashion Intelligent in every way Respected by all others Artistic is her style"
The illustrated haikus were my second favorite section.
"Gray and cloudy sky Bright luminous sunset shines Summer night is near"
Her paean to nature, Nature's Beauty is especially good.
She also has some fun poems for kids like Jump Rope Rhythm and Rap which tours the states of the Union. Some states also have their own poems of which I liked Colorado best. The Solar System has a neat summary of the planets in it. The book ends with many moral lessons like those in Red Ribbon:
"Don't let peer pressure Surround you like a thresher Use your powerful brain So later on, you won't have any pain."
Compassion speaks an important message very succinctly:
"Compassion does not mean pity Compassion goes a long way You might be the one offering a kind word or gesture today While tomorrow someone else might show you the way."
My wife was also trained to be an elementary teacher. Through that training she developed a love of writing poetry for special occasions to honor family and friends. I cannot help but think that this slim volume can help inspire many more people to develop that love of writing poetry in the future. If it does, we will all be the richer.
New Book of Children's Poetry Educates and Entertains Poetry from Planet Earth -- New Book of Children's Poetry Educates and Entertains MIAMI, Sept. 4, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- The minds of children are like smooth soft clay, highly impressionable and waiting for something or someone to leave their mark. Instead of endless hours of watching television creating a child's initial impression, teacher and poet Ana Monnar offers her new book, Poetry from Planet Earth (now available).
"Let children laugh and play/Before old age gets in their way," she writes. Monnar offers an abundance of diverse poetry for children and their parents to adore. Hoping to build character and set good examples, while teaching geography and science, Monnar offers a wealth of information about the world that surrounds children outside the TV room. With couplets, acrostics and haikus about everything from tornados, hurricanes and snowy days to eating salad and a favorite pair of blue jeans, the book offers a wealth of different styles of poetry to choose from. "Character Education" helps build character and teaches etiquette.
As a teacher, she injects things from the outside world to inform children of different aspects of life. In the section entitled "School to Work," Monnar explains the importance of such occupations as writer, police officers, firefighters, attorneys, judges, architects and farmers. "Land" offers devices to remember state names and "The Universe" deals with planets, stars and the Milky Way.
Complete with colorful and whimsical illustrations, Poetry from Planet Earth could insight future poets and writers while acting as a steppingstone to becoming responsible and good members of society. Monnar has been teaching for more than 20 years. Having earned a Master of Science in the areas of early childhood and elementary education from Florida International University, Monnar has taught for more than 20 years. A former "Teacher of the Year," she has encouraged students who have later gone on to win writing awards. She and her husband, Octavio, have three children, a Yellow Nape parrot named Sunny and a Yorkshire Terrier dog named Lulu. Poetry from Planet Earth is one of Monnar's three published books.
Gold and Glitter by Ana Monnar Gold and Glitter is a poetry book for young adults. The book offers a variety of different forms of poems written by award winning teacher, Ana Monnar. A glossary of poetic terms is provided to use as a simple guide. Websites to surf are also made available to aid the learners. E.S.E. students from Gifted, L.D., E.H. and other exceptionalities, as well as regular education and E.S.O.L. young adults are encouraged to improve reading and writing achievement. Gold and Glitter is a tool for advantaged and disadvantaged learners. All students need to meet goals and expectations. Academic standards are relevant to human beings regardless of wealth, poverty, ethnicity or creed.
"Modest to the extreme" Gold and Glitter is a collection of forty-one poems about life, nature, relationships and even Albert Einstein.
Geared towards young adults, some of the poems are rather simplistic, but also funny, as in the case of "Hungry Woman", "Jump and Thump" and "Run, Run, Run"
However, it is in the poems about life that Ms. Monnar shows her strengths, especially the ones dealing with relationships and personal experiences. "Inconsolably Crying" for example, is a moving poem about the loss of a close friend.
Many of the others deal with topics familiar to young adults, examples being "Communication", "Clutter", and "World of the Living", the last of which advises against taking people for granted.
Also of note are the ones dealing with social situations such as "Loosen Up", about a harried clerk, and "Humble Heart" which deals with being kind to the less fortunate.
At a first glance, the opening poems, one of which is an acrostic poem, (something I learned from the helpful glossary at the back of the book), seem rather shallow, but the best ones lie within.
A collection of poems dealing with a wide cross section of topics, all geared towards young people.
"Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue" are the four parts incorporated in the book titled Relax. Part 1, Something Old, consists of selected poems from Half Full, Or Half Empty?, Poetry from Planet Earth and Gold and Glitter written by Ana Monnar. Part 2, Something New, is a section of poems that have not been published before this title. Part 3, Something Borrowed, consists of quotes and proverbs from long ago. Part 4, Something Blue, offers poems with the word blue appearing somewhere in the verse. Ana Monnar has written poetry for young adults and children's books. Relax is intended for a more mature audience. Some of the poems in Part 2 will be considered witty, gloomy, cynical, contemptuous, while others are inspirational. So relax and be ready to go on a journey that will provoke your emotions.
Beautiful Long Blonde Hair flowing down my back with a pair of big bright green eyes onmy face. I go by the name of Anna Lee Monnar. I was born in Harris, New York and would love to visit one day soon. The best day of my life was June 24, 1991. That's the day I was born and I have been living an amazing life ever since. I have two brothers, Alberto and Alex and a wonderful motivating woman as a mom, Ana Monnar.
My family and friends love me because I am very outgoing, funny, inspiring, caring, trustworthy, and helpful. I love to go out as much as I can, but I also love staying in and watching movies with my loved ones. I enjoy going to the beach, exercising, dancing, sports, movies, going out to eat and modeling. I'm currently attending Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus and I am enrolled in the dual program with F.I.U.
In the Future I hope to fulfill my dream of becoming either a dancer or a famous model while I‘m still young. I also want to get my degree in business management and a PhD in psychology to carry me over to retirement age. I would like to be an interior designer on the side. It sounds like a handful but with a little bit of hope, motivation, and effort, I can be anything I want to be; that being a very beautiful Successful Woman, who can stand on her own, like my mom.
Anna Lee Monnar
Past, Present, Future
Past: Mirror- The mirror represents me in the past, which was when I was younger. I used to think that I was PERFECT. But now I know I am not. I look at my reflection and see what I need to fix inside and out. It never hurts to try to be perfect. Never think you are being conceited, think of it as being confident. I want to see what people see in me. But most importantly what I see in myself.
Present: Tweezers- The tweezers represent life itself. The reason being is because when you are plucking your eyebrows, if you take out a hair you didn’t mean to take out, you mess up the whole eyebrow and its shape. Next you have to start over to give it a new shape. Of course to do that it takes some time. In life that is what we have to do when we have our incidents, just keep trying and if we mess up reshape your life.
Future: Picture- The picture represents my family that I am grateful to have with me. My father passed away. However, we build our relationship stronger and stronger as the days go by with memories. My point is that in the future I want my family to be there for me and support me for all my actions in life. My family will be my backbone through the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the future I wish to marry, have children, and a family of my own as well.
If I could change what I have done in my past It would all be rearranged But what is done is done I‘ve paid the price; my conscious reminds me
…and now I am just like help me Lord to better my life Just give me a chance to proof to the world that I can be the man that I am You live and you learn and Follow the Lord and who knows where You‘ll go…Following the right path
I think about my past and I think about the present The past was good and the future will be better
Memories is what keeps my heart going And dreaming is what keeps my mind going But to forget about someone can hurt
On the other hand to dream about someone can cause hope The future is a mystery And the past is history
But now when I look into her eyes I stop to think Enjoying this moment which paralyzed my blink
Needless to say she froze my time She‘s beautiful and worth more than a dime The best moment of life is right in front of me Forget the past, forget the future The present is here, so what‘s to fear
I Am Blessed I've been blessed from the time I was born With the love of my mother and father They nurtured me and loved me All through my life
They taught me kindness and forgiveness They made me the woman I am today A mother to my son and daughters Plus, two more children to love and take care
Now I am a grandma To a beautiful Angelic girl Her name is Sophia Fully-spirited and lovely, she is
Even when obstacles hurt me I pray for better days to come Full of love, good health, and blessings For me and for the ones I love
As I see you day to day,
I remember what we used to be,
When we would walk together,
When we would hold hands,
Lose each other’s breaths
Just by the sight of one another,
Knowing how each other felt
Just by how they would look at you,
Waking up to the messages or calls saying,
"Good morning, I love you, can’t wait to see you."
As the days go by I know that the feeling was real,
But us being together wasn't really real.
Dreams of one's hope
Imagine the world with no hope
A landscape of changing colors
A world of changing shapes
A dream of one and others
A place of all escapes
Kaleidoscope, a cape of great hopes!
C. Christelle Bay
Let’s Be One
Let‘s fight as one as we strive as one
Let‘s pray as one as we play as one
Let‘s plan as one as we stand as one
Let‘s cry as one as we try as one.
Let us together our future plan 'cause
We build our future on a plan
Let us work as one whenever we can
And strive as one wherever we can
Nothing but being one will make us stand tall
With our hands held together we will never fall
So that forever, the best we will bring for all.
C. Christelle Bay
Catsteven P. Betonio
Heaven Is a Playground
I could see little kids everywhere
the sound of happiness ring my ears
the ground has no footprints of tears
I wonder if I could make a home here.
I could hear the songs of angels
Making trees sprout out of the field
So beautiful, my soul has yield
The voices delight every singles.
Little kids playing like there is no tomorrow
Running, jumping, playing the swing
after the merry-go-rounds,
all kids would sing to free the world from the pangs of sorrow.
Heaven is a playground indeed
I found the answer to my repression
From wars I will build my relocation
In here where I will never be in need
I hope the kids would not mind
of me spending time in their hallowed ground
Heaven is also a home for stray hounds
the kids gave us a home, they are so kind.
Catsteven P. Betonio
Don’t Have Doubts
Don’t have doubts about yourself, You need to feel proud, Because you are a very special person, And you stand out in a crowd. You need to keep your head held high, And walk down the street with pride, Because you know you have what it takes, That only God can provide.
Hold on to your dreams,
Never let them go,
Just believe in yourself,
And all of your talents will show.
Work hard and have faith,
For your dreams will come true,
Don't say that you can't do it,
And follow God's golden rule.
Then you will see what hard work can do,
You will be happy and shine,
And you can say your dreams did come true,
And everything turned out just fine.
Think positive in your life,
Only think good things,
Because if you do then you will get,
All that good life brings.
So, from now on think good thoughts,
And it will be worth your while,
You will see good things happen,
And now you can really smile.
In ghostly silence,
They flow outward,
Singing only the songs
— of silence,
Flowing in unison,
Covering vales n‘hills,
Flowing in unison,
Covering nations n‘cities,
Flowing in unison,
Washing feet‘s n‘bodies,
They are water,
Flowing in ghostly silence,
Through the world!
Barbara E. Contreras
Young and Free
It’s fun to be young
To be wild and free
To imagine the adult you would want to be
In a world without animosity
To be young and innocent
To be free of labels and depiction
To be open and outspoken
To voice your opinion without conviction
To be young and free
Without fingers, without whispers
In a world without hypocrisy
An ideal world that would share a light
A common goal, a reason to fight
The children, the elders, the needy
We’re all they have
A world without hope
Without desire or goal
Is a world without light
A world without voice
To be young and free, to believe
Tomorrow’s light will be brighter than tonight’s
To have the power, the desire, the dream, the spark
Race builds walls, hope toils bridge a thousand mile
Life fights for peace to bring the better you
Black is cry, red is smile, all makes a hue
The same colors in the rainbow to show
Even in the storm, one can see the glow
100 wise poets use their poems to ease the pain
The world's love rhymes human colors to gain
Hazel Sigrid C. Delara
In Love with Myself!
I am in love with Myself
And with all my flaws
A crooked toe and
A crazy hair!
I cry when I‘m mad,
I cry when I‘m not
A spoiled little brat
Ahhh I'm in love with myself!
A few pounds here,
A few pounds there
But perfectly healthy
The doctor gives me the Okay!
I‘m in love with Myself
Beautiful legs that can take me far
Strong arms that can hold you tight!
I can blind you with my beautiful smile
And dance with you with you all night!
I am in love with Myself...!
When I laugh You laugh, too!
All my insecurities are gone
When I think of my great self
Even when I am down,
I think of everything I've done!
And every heart beat cheers me up!
I am in love with Myself!
Shoes or Slippers
My love for you is so comfortable,
like wearing my favourite slippers.
I don‘t know where your groove ends and my skin begins.
on my sole.
The pair to my whole
But every night I wonder, if it‘s enough for you
to just be my slippers.
Or do you dream of being someone‘s shoes
and disco dancing?
Our Love is a Bonsai
Our love is humble bonsai. It does not boast of great trunk and branches. It has no show of glorious foliage Nor of stunning flowers or amazing fruits
For everyone to witness and wonder Our love is a bonsai growing silently. In small steady pace; Cultivated with patience and care through the passing of time And the test of elements Our love is a bonsai grown with a plan; Gaining determination and fortitude
Not budding sudden and quick like a tree Emerging out of nowhere with no intent, Just going to the devices of time and conditions, And falling victim to the test of storms
Or the malice and spite of man Our love is a bonsai perfectly honed. Every perfect twist of resilient branch, Every precise snip and cut of frail parts
We are nurtured with determination Becoming the design of a powerful love, Our purpose unwavering endurance A quiet testament that not all love need to be
Braggingly marvelous like a tree Standing tall and proud in the open Sometimes, love can be as magnificent as a small bonsai.
In its modesty lies the value of its beauty. And in its humility lies the strength of its greatness Our love is a bonsai to be marveled
Not for the eyes of men And their appreciation It does not need to be known Nor shown for the world to see
But to be looked upon by God; A smile of approval from His lips As He watches silently In His private garden
SOUL of Marcette
When I Look into the mirror
I see a fate within my tears of my eyes
I Cry eternally and Spiritually
No. Mother, No Father, No Real Friends,
I am alone in this world I feel
I am the Mother of Five children from two bad marriages,
but lots of lessons
I have walked many miles of Paths and gained much Wisdom
yet I know Nothing I give of my heart and SOUL
or I give nothing at all
I have many successes; I have many failures
and too many incompletes of my Life
I laugh but inside I am crying
My grandmother said, “I would learn the Hard Way.”
And she was right
Granny I am sorry for all I have done and failed to do
I admit I am not perfect and I have had selfish moments of self
and I am reaping my gardens
AS I walk this Journey I call my life I was dealt a bad hand
but guess what I ain't no victim and I hold no Pity parties for self
Through my pain and sorrow comes
joy for someone who can live
If it be God’s will I ask for some rest and Peace of my Spirit and Love for my
SOUL I know in my time I will Smile the real smile
without fear it is going to be taken away
Through it all I lift up my pen to the Heavens
for God has blessed me with a Gift of SOUL Hands
SOUL of Marcette
There was a man in camouflage
Who crawled around in grass
And enjoyed the mess of mud
He healed the wounded
And fought battles unending
And ran from cars
That tried to kill him,
Or so they say.
There is a man who wears camouflage
Who crept up under my skin
Lodged in my mind
Flowing between my heart, brain and lungs
Like the very oxygen I needed
Despite being in me
He keeps running away from me,
As if my love can never be enough
He dwells in the ―castle of my skin
He will not let me in.
There is a man that wears camouflage
That battles with my feelings for him
Amidst a battle for life and freedom
As I battle to get him
Why I still stand
To love him
To My Father
My father Emilio Garcia Triana
was to me an amazing father:
You see, I was my Daddy's little girl;
I was raised by my step-mom and
my dad, after leaving the island of Cuba.
I well remember the many hours my dad worked
to provide for us;
He would get up every morning around 4 a.m.
and bring me my cafe con leche and my morning kiss.
My Dad loved to cook,
so he used his cooking skills
and worked in this little tiny kitchen
and made great meals for 25 cents a plate,
Everyone was welcome.
We took our monthly trip to the freedom tower,
to get our monthly supplies,
which was canned beef, powdered milk, flour, and cheese;
We felt humble and very blessed to have this huge help.
We moved quite often,
just about the time he would nail the last nail on the wall,
it was time to move again which meant different schools
My Dad and my step-mom did the very best they could for me,
they gave me an education, taught me values, respect,
morals, and to help anyone in need,
but most of all they gave me pure love.
I was a very lucky girl!
My dad would pick me up from school,
and always made sure he was there before I was released.
I had piano and guitar lessons; let‘s not even discuss the braces
and the chaperone days!
I miss you Papi and Tia Marcia very much,
Thank you both for making me who I am today.
You will always be in my heart.
For ever, your little girl, Isis
At your altar…
I glow at your altar
As you on mine
Wick by wick
Drop by drop
I glow I burn
But I don‘t recede
I don‘t finish I begin
I don‘t dry I fill
I grow to new height
I begin a new journey
I fill a with love
Like the lamp which glows
at the lotus feet of the your marble figurine
It does not die
It just changes its form.
Who Are They?
Gianna and Ronin is who they are
Who God willing will go very far
They play and fight all day long
And neither thinks they could do any wrong
They truly are a gift from above
Always hugging and giving with love
They are both unique in everyway
And daddy and I love you more each day
Forty athletes jumped to freedom
Fidel‘s guards didn‘t change their mind
Nor the medals earned by all of them
Only the desire to be free men
Forty athletes jumped to freedom
Men and women molded by Castro
Three decades of hunger and fear
Made them flee to salvation so near
Fidel make sure your doors are shut
Those that were molded by your own hand
The cream of your crop is leaving
Preferred to say well bye to their land
Hurry my friend jump to freedom
Happiness is waiting for your decision
Madam Liberty opens her strong arms
No matter your color or religion
The history repeats once more
Atlanta was this time the theater
When the athletes jumped to freedom
Told Fidel, ―See you later alligator
When three celestial bodies align,
expect the mystical, magical & sublime.
From the benthos they will rise.
If you behold them, it is a rare prize.
To the surface of the main,
whilst the new moon doth wane
In a herd they do drift, riding the billows.
Rise & fall… Swift!
With each swell, they surge & heave.
A synchronized dance of, bob & weave
Are they fantasy equine or marine ungulates?
Prancing in briny water, as the sea undulates.
Heading for a hidden bay, near the headland,
far away, to blissfully gallop on beach sand.
The incoming spring flood tide,
gives them all an awesome ride!
Loud & resonant
A thundering plangent!
The cacophony did not impede,
it added to the intensity of a stampede.
As waves dashed & crashed a tidal bore.
In multiple sets, comber, roller, breaker, to the shore.
And from the spume, the froth & the foam,
they surged ashore, breathing deep the ozone.
Resplendent and surreal in white
against a dark as pitch night.
To relish the short-lived freedom,
before returning in an undertow, to Neptune‘s kingdom.
Hardcover: 408 pages Publisher: Readers Are Leaders U.S.A. (July 22, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 0976803526 ISBN-13: 978-0976803522
An anthology featuring 101 writers from the past, present and future...
PAST Mark Akenside, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Blake, Robert Browning, William Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Eugene Field, Samuel Johnson, John Keats, Amy Lowell, Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare, Phillis Wheatley, Walt Whitman
PRESENT W. Jude Aher, Christopher Aiden, Kevin Paul Alawine, Elein Arencibia, Marcy Axness, Ph.D., Nathaniel Booker, Janelle-Diane Bravo, Isabel Cabán, Didier Camacho, Richard Caruso, Todd Cheney, Tahlia Dago, Adriana Gale, Stacy Goll, Milena Gomez, Stephanie Harmon, Beverly Houck, Michael Levy, Ralph Lichtenberger, Adrienne Lin, Miriam Lorenzo, Sandra R. Mainer, Ana Monnar, Melissa Oharriz, A. Owens, Charles P. Ries, Jason Schramm, Miryam Shields, Adrian Spendlow, Linda Stypulkowski, Idania Temiño, Linda Turner-Zwetkov, Kathleen Vasilas, Sand-dee Rose Waybill, Melissa-Marie Zirini
FUTURE Andrei Alessandri, Kristin Aughenbaugh, Shreya Baid, Rachel Bernhardt-Licea, Michael Cano, Mario Caraballo, Jacquelyn Conde, Valerie Corella, Katryna Cruz, Mila Dago, Rene Dago, Andrew Davis, Annette Elguezabal, Christina Fernandez, Eli Fernandez, Juan Figueroa, Brittany Fowler, Paul George, Acelia Gonzalez, Brian Gonzalez, Elisa Gonzalez, Roxana Iviricu, Dakota R. Lipton, Sasha Martinez, Alberto Monnar, Alexander Monnar, Anna Monnar, Tiffany Oharriz, Kahyra Paulette, Andres Quinta, Daniel Rams, Victoria Rams, Catherine Ries, Gema Rodriguez, Stephanie Rodriguez, Steven Rodriguez, Camila Romero, Jonathan Ruano, Justin Ruano, Megan Ruiz, Jorge Sanz, Alfredo Toll, Laurence Tommasi, Jr., Alexandra Varona, Kristin Vazquez, Leidy Villa, Linda Villa, Chantelle Viloria, Denise Washington, Matthew Williams, Ibrain Zirini
Brandon Apagüeño, Kristin Aughenbaugh, Mitzi Bello, Rachel Bernhardt-Licea, Dayana Blandon, Mario Caraballo, Caitie Chrismon, Jacquelyn Conde, Lesley de la Uz, Alexandra Fernandez, Gabriel Fernandez, Johanna Gonzalez, Tania Gonzalez, Dakota R. Lipton, Amanda Lopez, Alberto Monnar, Alex Monnar, Anna Monnar, Alex Perez, Amanda Piloto, Andrea Piloto, José Piloto II, Jonathan Ruano, Justin Ruano, Alexander Sanchez, Giselle Talavera, Laurence Philip Tommasi, Jr., Annette Valls, Tiany Vasallo, Giovanna Velasco, Ibrain Zirini
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An anthology featuring writers from the past, present and future…
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