Friday, October 31, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 31

Hello poetry lovers,

We found it
we can rekindle our hope
see the memories of excitement
memories of love
I am in wonder
in gratitude
for this moment
again and again.


Love, Fida


#Poetteers

Thursday, October 30, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 30

Hello readers,

The day before
we don't expect tomorrow
we don't expect what will happen next
it's a surprise
shakes our world

Thinking you will be lonely
later you have your first love
you thought you were safe
but now your country is in war
you thought you would always be in the middle of chaos
but later birds fly in the sky again
you are at peace

The day before
doesn't tell you
what tomorrow will be like.


Love, Fida


For the book mentioned in the picture, check out this link: #Poetteers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 29

Hello readers,

I was blinded by joy
by grief
all from annoyance and embarrassment
I want that consuming bliss
that euphoric moment again

I don't want to be blind
from the good moments
I want to experience them

I don't want the good moments to blind me
I want to care for those
without many or any good moments.


Love, Fida


Check out this link: #Poetteers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 28

Hello readers,

Exhaustion
Rain
No plans

Accidentally make the others
sleep in
be late

You realize
the urge to go

the hunger
for knowledge
to keep busy
to find what you love
do what you love

the hunger
keeps you up
keeps you from falling asleep
wakes you up
in the middle of the night
until you do what you need to do
until you do what you want to do

Or maybe
it's just thirst
wakes you up
in the middle of the night

Dry throat
makes you uncomfortable
until you do something for it

Honey
Lemon
Tea
Peppermint
helps the throat

Hot chocolate
helps to fall asleep.


Love, Fida


#Poetteers

Monday, October 27, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 27

Hello readers,

Cry myself to sleep
every night
living with insomnia

Toss and turn
every night
wonder why
I have insomnia

Too many thoughts
feelings and voices
in my mind
as my head hits the pillow

I need to learn
to quiet them down
way before bedtime;

Those precious moments
when you drift to sleep
dream
and you don't wake
until your alarm
finally rested

I'm happy, content
can have a busy day
don't have to feel lazy
just for being tired.


Love, Fida


#Poetteers

Sunday, October 26, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 26

Fears are something you end up liking
I'm afraid of heights
and I love hiking
nostalgic for an airplane ride

Used to be afraid of the dark
but now it's what keeps me comfortable

Used to be so scared of dogs
run away
walk away
today for the first time
I didn't change my pace
move away

It came to sniff me
I didn't care
wasn't scared

I think after getting any pet
you are more understanding their language, their love.

Love, Fida


#Poetteers

Saturday, October 25, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 25

It's a magical moment
to experience miracles.

Miracles big and small
they are in everyday life
the way rocks form
how trees grow
face the ground or sky

The home we have
the air we breathe

Being able to feel God's presence.

Love, Fida
#Poetteers

Friday, October 24, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 24

Hello readers,

There is no such thing as guilty pleasures
they are simply pleasures
you shouldn't hide
what you love

Everyone has their own fashion sense
has their signature dance move.

If you do hide it
it isn't good
and you should take it out
of your life.


Love, Fida


#Poetteers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 23

Hello readers,

All to well
I begin again
believe it
I won't let the beast of burdens
hold me down

Begin again
in starlight

And then there was
everything has changed
time to write.


Love, Fida


#Poetteers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 22

Hello Poetteers,

A journey
an opportunity
to do something spontaneous
something you always wanted
have someone hold you accountable
give you a deadline

The nerves
the adrenaline
you are excited enough to think about it
have a nervous breakdown
but for once you are too excited to over think
you book a time and place

You practice and practice
the night comes
and you hear your name

For once it's not something to be scared about
you are excited, happy
the audience is too
they know you

That's one thing different
in all other times they don't know you
and you don't know the subject
this time you do

You get to the stage
and see people smiling
not looking like they are bored

You hold the mic
and start to read
transported to that world
you give emotion in your voice
for emphasis
not on your face
for fear

You finish
and leave that world
to see people clapping and loving it
loving you

Throughout the night
people come to you
saying it was good
you touched me
I'm glad you did that

Never before
have I felt this
glad the other moments in high school
haven't traumatized me
I want to do this again.


*this is based on truth, on the two different times I read to an audience from my poetry books: A TO Z POETRY and HUGS & KISSES.

Thank you,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 21

Hello Poetteers,

On daybreak I see the purity
in everything including me

I will do more than run around
I will leave a handprint
at least a fingerprint

I will leave a memory
an impression

on the world
at least one person
one place at a time

By night comes
I see I gave a new love.


*I hope I can do this with my poetry collections. I really would appreciate if you check it out if you haven't already.

Thank you,

Monday, October 20, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 20

Hello Poetteers,

Two months ago today I published my third poetry collection, HUGS & KISSES.

Also, check out my fundraising page for NaNoWriMo!

And finally, OctPoWriMo >>

Rather be
have all the chances
chasing the sun

It's more than what you think
written word wanting to be spoken
verses decorated
seeing the world

In the afterlight.


///

It's late
you're late
I don't want to rush
I'm tired of having to hurry
give my heart a break

Don't forget
I never do
let me know it's going to be okay

Cuz even if the stars and moon collide
the positive vibes are still in the air
centuries have passed

it's going to be okay.


Love, Fida

Sunday, October 19, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 19

Hello poetry lovers,

It is a grey sky
it carries on throughout the week
the air feels chill
feels damp

The rain falls
a drizzle
sounds like tapping on my window
it gets heavier
sounds like someone left the faucet on

The sun shines the most bright after rain
after hiding behind the clouds
besides a rainbow
once it rises

The raindrops
on the flowers, leaves and grass
a beauty only sharp eyes see

those are the best moments
when you can see shadows
and know they will leave.


Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Saturday, October 18, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 18

Hello poetry lovers,

Any luck
in being?

I'm nervous
even with those I love
I talk, ramble
until I can't anymore

My shaking from being nervous
finally stops with the talking
I'm finally calming down
I'm quiet

Grateful for the original love
from my friend
worrying about me
finding a pen for me to use
being playful with me
I'm hopeful

I tell myself
I have to be elegant
but it doesn't last long

It's like the nerves
took all my energy
I start going downhill
drained and tired

Wanting the frisky back
wanting the adventure to go on
but I also want it to end
rest awhile before the next adventure.


Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Friday, October 17, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 17

Hello poetry lovers,

The prompt is interesting but I'm unsure about the result:


My thoughts are points
from a laser
I have to connect
My thoughts are lines of lasers
acting like guards
I have to skip

I obsessively dream
of my other life
as it leaves
polite echoes
in my mind
throughout the day

I'm trapped in my own mind
a statue by my thoughts
it feels like a punishment
like I have to book it
or I can stay
and write a book
to free myself.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 16

Hello poetry lovers,

After three days of not following the prompts...

Once upon a time
I was on one fine wire
I was your hope

My worry ends
you are my hope
through the dawn of day
and
the dusk of night

Am I wrong
I know I'm not
I'm blessed
we have a love like this
we live happily ever after.


It's teen read week! Is my poetry collections one of the many books on your list? I hope so. It might inspire you to get out of your funk. Maybe inspire you to go do something, stand up for something. May just inspire something.

I'll stop now. Love,
Fida

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's Up Wed & Day 15

Hello readers,

What I'm Reading

I started and finished SOULLESS by Crystal Collier! It wasn't as scary as the first book because I've already been introduced to the villains in the first book. The revelations in this story shocked me. I didn't see it coming at all. I can't wait to see how it all wraps up in the third and last book.

Finally, DAMSEL DISTRESSED by Kelsey Macke was published yesterday! I got a chance to read it and even finish it. It was a bit hard to read in the beginning. It was an easy read but the topic itself left me anxious. It left me in tears. The music that goes with it helps make the story even that much more powerful. Reading this story I felt like I was in Imogen's footsteps, learning along side her. I love her friends. I appreciate that the author wrote about the topic of anxiety and depression. I felt like I learned more about it. Thank you for an inspiring story!

What I'm Writing > OctPoWriMo

Instead of following the prompt today, here is a poem inspired by yesterday's read.
We're all mad
Heavy with emotion
Not just about a summer love
A thousand times
A thousand years
I deal
With heavy emotions

God knows
I want you to put your arms around me
say no goodbye to me
through the dark
I need a pocketful of sunshine

You are all calling for me
I'm calling you
I'm in misery
as I'm on one fine wire
trying to remember
I'm blessed

My demons
I feel something about
being without me
I’m sinking
a thousand years

Calling you
Through the dark

Between the raindrops
All of me
Don't wake me up

You tell me
To try not to cry, little one
I’m bleeding out
Misery

I want you to try
To let me go

I need my strength

How to save a life
We both know
Human and brave

Unseen by me
Be free now
Fix you, fix me
Look into my eyes
Breaking at the cracks
Always speak too late
Breathe easy.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers (check out my latest poetry collection, HUGS & KISSES)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Top Ten Tues #4 & Day 14

Hello readers,

Before I get to the poem of the day, here are places books have made me want to visit:

1. Hogwarts - Harry Potter
2. Spruce Knoll - Heather McCorkle
3. Broken Branch Falls - Tara Tyler
4. Jar Island - Burn for Burn
5. Paper Towns - John Green
6. Quantum Technologies - Jamie Grey
7. Oceanside High - Jenny Kaczorowski
8. Downside - Neal Shusterman
9. New Beijing - Marissa Meyer

Now into OctPoWriMo:

Something I'm always told,
asked
is what I plan to do
with my one wild, precious life

It's the journey
not the destination
It's not about the results
but the means of getting there.

In the world
always changing
never listening
never helping
everyone in their own bubble

Show resistance
let a revolution start
where people finally listen
finally help.

That is my heart
everyday
one day you will understand
for now
let me be.

I know it's true
it happens to me
I'd rather you read my heart
than not see my face at all.


Love, Fida

#Poetteers & happy book birthday to Kelsey Macke and DAMSEL DISTRESSED!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Blessings #31: Imperfection

Hello poetry lovers,

Like I said yesterday I'm stuck on the prompts. But I did end up writing something new this time. Enjoy!

Imperfections
Flaws
Everyone has them
some people don't notice them
still finding a friend in you
loving you.

Imperfections
flaws
I see your aura all around
bright and warm
filled with love.

Imperfections
flaws
it doesn't matter
a friend's wedding happens
prove to you
how strong a personality
a love can be.


Thank you, Fida

(for more poems, check out my book, A TO Z POETRY).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 12

Hello poetry readers,

For once I'm stuck with the prompt. I don't have anything new to write. I did find a few old snippets I wrote that goes with the topic. Enjoy!

She has a choice
of her faith or desires
maybe she can have it both.


///

Just one simple desire to move on,
be out of the lull
and into a better place
in many ways.


Love, Fida

#Poetteers (for more poems like this check out my book, A TO Z POETRY).

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Poem: Speaking For Children

Hello poetry lovers, it's day 11 of OctPoWriMo!

Young children
live under war
lose their innocence faster
need to be even braver
as they play, learn, fight

They will forever be
in a vulnerable state
need to be courageous

As they try to live;

I am one of them
I know these children
we have to help echo their voices.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers (check out my book, HER OLIVES, for more poems like this).

Friday, October 10, 2014

Be Aware & Day 10

Hello readers,

Disclaimer: this is only what I think when I hear this. Everyone has their own opinion and definition of it.

Mental health
more important than you think
it affects your life
something that needs to be talked about,
not ignored
you are still important
if you suffer from mental illness

Even if it's something small
take care of it all
you are still important.

My mind spins with anxiety
questioning everything
checking up on everything big and small

I'm still scared to tell people
I slowly am
the resources on the internet are there to help you
I discover journaling a worry list helps
once it's out there it's gone
in the back of the mind, not forgot
but done and moved on
a fresh start each day

Just remember to not over think
to not think it everyday
only on its important days
because you are important
deserving to smile and live.

Only some people are recognized with what they have
yet everyone has something
no matter how small
no one is better than anyone
we should not ignore those who need help
we should be a friend.


Love, Fida

Besides my own hashtag #Poetteers I want you to check this out #DontPanicButton.

Want more poems >> Why? | Special Ed.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Say Yes & Day 9

Hello readers,

Before I share my poem of the day I have something else to share. DAMSEL DISTRESSED comes out in less than a week, on Oct 14!! And there is a catchy tour/tag going on called Say Yes to Distressed.

So confession time! My distressing/embarrassing moment was that a close friend was changing something in them and I didn't like it. Instead of going to them I went to not another friend but an acquaintance and burst into tears and told them what happened. I shouldn't have done that. In the end it was fine. I confronted my close friend and she forgave me. We are still close, if not closer today.

Since we are talking fairytales, you should check this out: Elissa Sussman Gives Fairy Tales A Feminist Edge

Now onto OctPoWriMo:

Looking back at the past few days
and not much, no one notices
the effort I'm putting in

I want to stop and see if people still notice
if they don't i might need to change something
if they do then I have something powerful hidden in the midst of all this

Either way
I still continue
it's a way to practice for the real thing
it's a way to get an idea for a project
it's a way to release all that's in me
that bad energy I want to get rid of
the good energy I want to share
the inspiring energy I want to give
I want to love.


Thank you,

Fida

#Poetteers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WUW and Day 8

I'm still reading THE PROPHET. I did finish reading BONE, NEJMA and SALT. All of them were prose and poetry books, all were inspiring.

I also read an ARC of The Evolution of Emily. It comes out in November. I'll be posting my review closer to the release date.

I'm doing OctPoWriMo. I'm using it for both writing practice and to get an idea of the plot for my NaNoWriMo story:

Like the moon
pulls the tide
Seeing something
triggers my memory
pulls me into nostalgia;

People say
the full moon has powers
I don't see that
I do see
it marks my calendar;

Whether or not
the moon has powers
it pulls the tide
it casts beautiful lining
in the clouds
illuminating the sky and earth
in twilight.


Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 7

Hello poetry lovers,

The sun has risen
it's foggy outside
no one is outside
expect for that lone car
some birds and insects
it's like you can hear the hallow in the wind.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Blessings #30

Hello readers,
Monday Blessings

A holiday
once it's celebrated, shows
how much belief one has, whether
good or bad, strong or weak.

What you believe
if you say it enough
show it enough
others will finally come to respect it.

Sunrise, sunset
night sky and twilight
you breathe in and breathe out
thankful for another day.

OctPoWriMo

They always tell you to conform to their style
and another group says you have to conform to their style
but you are in a different world than either of them
your beliefs don't match theirs
they tell you are imperfect
that you won't do well

But you know
those who love and support you know
you are imperfectly perfect
don't you ever change
don't let them get to you
don't ever feel
like your less than perfect.

Love, Fida

Sunday, October 5, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 5

Hello poetry lovers,

The festivities continue to today, but I still have a poem for you:

Autumn upon us
the leaves on our path change color
there is a chill in the air
we change our wardrobe
to something thicker

We are melancholy for the cold
thinking it's the death of us
My body tired of the weather
but once it comes and stays
and doesn't change
we feel a little but better

But feel a lot better
like a renewal, a rebirth
when the spring breeze comes in.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Saturday, October 4, 2014

OctPoWriMo: Day 4

Hello poetry lovers,

Before I get to the poem I would love to say, Eid Mubarak!!

It's a poetry revolution changing the world one poem at a time

I'm reminded of the other revolutions going on fighting for what you believe in creating a domino effect

everyone feeling courageous, spirited, energetic

Ready to be liberated after being reawakened ready to risk their lives and reclaim it
along with others.


Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Friday, October 3, 2014

OctPoWriMo: Day Three

Hello poetry lovers,

That moment you enter
into your passions
you enter into sweet indulgence

You are in your own little world
content on what you have and do

The poetry
the calligraphy is eye candy

Doing what you love
is a sugar rush.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers

Thursday, October 2, 2014

OctPoWriMo: Two

Hello Poetry lovers,

It's day two
of poetry writing challenges

We are excited for Octobers
as Anne of Green Gables says

We come in pairs
to laugh and cry

We come in pairs
to dance and live together.

Love, Fida

#Poetteers (my street team)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What's up Wednesday

Hello!

What I'm Reading

If you saw yesterday's post I mentioned difficult reads. One of them being WINTERGIRLS. I never finished it but after that I got the strength to read books with self and outside harm.

Recently I finished reading DreamlandDreamland by Sarah Dessen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


The writing was really good. The sisters, parents and close friends she created were really great, too. I highlighted a lot of quotes. Yet the plot itself was disturbing.



View all my reviews

I'm almost done with THE PROPHET by Khalil Gibran.

What I'm Writing

I am participating in OctPoWriMo. I am starting to get an idea and plan for NaNoWriMo.

What Else I'm Up To

Other than that, check out the cool update.

Love and thank you,

Fida

#Poetteers