Tuesday, October 27, 2015

OctPoWriMo Day 27 - Happy Ending

Hello Poetteers,

Today's prompt is what is your happy ending?

Before creating the poem write for ten minutes asking yourself that question.

As I was writing it got a lot more personal than I would like to share.

Enjoy the parts I let you see.

As the sun breaks the horizon and rises
I want to be with those I love,
doing what I love.

I want to be able to support
and love them
like they support
and love me.

I want be healthy
want to be strong in my faith.


Love, Fida

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Blessings - At the Peak

Hello Poetteers,

There were many blessings to look back on.

I'm blessed to be getting good news. I love that I got to hear and see birds fly by. I got new boots for the season!

Usually I pay attention to the Autumn leaves when it's too early or too late. I think this year I finally get to enjoy them at their peak. The colors are pretty and vibrant. My eyes are more open this season.

Last but not least, this week will be a month since Her Treasures has been published.

Stay inspired, Fida

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Currently... (8)

Hello Poetteers,

You can find the origins of the idea here.

I just finished reading the sequel of SLA, ICE LIKE FIRE. I gave it 5 stars. I've read other people don't like it as much as the first. I loved it the same. In ILF, the action starts a little later than in SLA.

As for what I'm watching, stationary videos of planner to journal decorating.


I don't really have any songs stuck in my head this week.

OctPoWriMo

*Prompt: write a love letter between two inanimate objects.

Dear Book,

There is a fondness I have for you. You don't have to stay in one place. You're story has multiple pages. You get a tenderness from your readers. They ruffle your pages. They laugh and cry with you. You aren't ignored and you don't catch the eyes of those uninterested.

Love,
Picture Frame

***

Dear Picture Frame,

I'll keep your letter tucked in between my pages. I may be able to tell a story with all my pages but you, my friend, can tell a story in a few words and in the most creative way. You also can move and touch people with your art. You may have lingering eyes on you but you aren't collecting dust like me.

Love,
Book


Love, Fida

Check out my book, Her Treasures.

Monday, October 19, 2015

OctPoWriMo Day 19

Hello Poetteers,

Dear You

Dear N, cut your hair.
Dear A, continue to write.
Dear D, be open and do more with your own work like you tell me to do with mine.
Dear F, continue to play the guitar
Dear H, I don't want to seem I only pour my bad days to you.
Dear S, I wish we were closer.
Dear C, I'm sorry it didn't work out.
Dear Y, continue to spread positivity.
Dear M, I wish we could meet again.

Dear everyone, I wish I was with you and open to you, with how I feel about myself and about you.

*I love this form of poetry aka write a one sentence letter to a specific person. You can pick a specific group of people like ex-friends or family. I chose to pick people randomly. You can find the prompt here.

**For the sense of privacy, I used only their first initial.

Love, Fida

Check out my book, Her Treasures.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Step Toward Falling

Hello Poetteers,

Book Review

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern - 5 stars.

The story is about not judging people from their appearance and of redemption.

It has several point of views. One is of someone who is disabled and the other is of those looking in as an outsider. It's about how both kinds of people deal with with other people having different disabilities.

There is romance in the story but it doesn't take away from the story.

OctPoWriMo

Build bridges of relationships
and of friendships
of communication
with those you want to be with
instead of wondering
how it would be.

Burn the bridges
that don't take you anywhere

Make connections that move you.

Don't make yesterday,
today and tomorrow
of worry and thoughts
of what ifs
of regret
make it something good
something to remember.

Thank you,

Fida

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Blessings - Feelin' Bittersweet

Hello Poetteers,

Family - you realize it's not complete with one person missing after they have been with you.

Fall - the weather may drain you but there is a sweetness that comes with the season.

Night - everything falls quiet. There is silence and you heart final feels at peace. It means you can be yourself when you pray. It also means you can finally sleep.

Noise - it's quiet for so long when it comes back you know it means happiness.

OctPoWriMo

Airports
bittersweet with hellos and goodbyes
can't come or leave without tears
don't dare to say the opposite
even if you
feel strong
going strong
hope it's only a few tears
instead of an overwhelming feeling
just pray and have faith everything will be alright.

Side note: I probably would have done the whole alphabet but then I came to the letter K and didn't know what to put.

Thank you,

Fida

Friday, October 9, 2015

Book Review and Poem

Hello Poetteers,

Snow like Ashes review

I gave this book 5 stars. I can't wait to read Ice Like Fire! Before I get into the review I would like to caution you that it may have minor spoilers to Snow Like Ashes and Throne of Glass.

First of, I like the unique touch that each season is a kingdom.

Second, Snow Like Ashes reminds me of Throne of Glass. I saw a post of if you like this then try this. (I would share it if I could find it). Now I see why.

While the Throne of Glass mentions work camps Snow like Ashes shows you into the work camps.

I love both Mather and Theron. Theron is like Dorian in ways that they are both princes and despise their fathers.

Both Celaena and Meria are sneaky and amazing with their powers while still showing us their flaws.

OctPoWriMo

In a spark
an idea is started

When it rains
there is cleansing for your body

The sound of the ocean
calms you
the sound of wind
brings you to nature.

Thank you,

Fida

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Currently... (7)

Hello Poetteers,

You can find the origins of the idea here.

I just finished reading Snow Like Ashes. I will hopefully have a review up on Friday.

As for what I'm watching, still planner videos. I gave it a try.


Loving

I'm loving the feeling I get after publishing a new book! And the feeling of doing more with my poetry.

Add HER TREASURES on Goodreads.

Buy a copy on Amazon.

Check out my merch store.

Listening to

The two songs that have been stuck in my head for days are Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift and Drag Me Down by One Direction.

Thinking about

The autumn weather. There are sweet things like the crunch and color of leaves, the crisp air, cuddles and hot drinks that I love about it. Yet in reality the cold in the air is draining me.

OctPoWriMo

I've been meaning to participate this year but I've only written in response to a couple prompts.

What matters most
is if I was brave
brave enough to face my fears
enough to know my fears is not something to hide behind
but something to push you to conquer and see more of what you love
to see you love so much more


What matters most
is if I was brave
brave enough to fight
for the freedom I deserve
for the happiness I deserve.


Thank you,

Fida