"Tears and a trembling heart say "La ilaha illa Allah*" in a way the tongue alone never could. If you truly long for paradise my love, be even thankful for the rain that comes from your eyes." Salvation - A.Asrah *there is only One God #salvation#tears#poetry#floetry#poetrybyme#poetryinmotion
The last youth open mic night of 2017 at Busboys and Poets 5th and K and I DIDN’T EVEN GET A VIDEO! Regardless, it was magical. I had A LINE of people waiting to talk to me at the end of the night and got so many compliments and contacts. Like 2018 about to be a real year for creative growth. And talking about 2018, due to popular demand, I have decided to start a youtube channel...more details to come later (@pettytwotimes for being the first to suggest so) and to just expand my creative circle and such and start performing other places (although busboys and poets will always be my home). AND TO TOP IT ALL OFF...not only did a woman named Liz, who I was told basically predicts the future, make a comparison between myself and Maya Angelou, who is my top rated poet of all time...she was truly a queen...but the director of the DC Youth Slam Team asked me to tryout for the team at the next qualifiers!!! So I think after three long and laborious years of writing poem after poem after poem I can FINALLY call myself a poet and it feels good to not only find that recognition in others but to also know that for myself. Thank you to those who supported and pushed me to do things so far out of my comfort zone (especially @sadmcnuggett who provided rides and metro spanish lessons throughout the summer)...I wouldn’t be here without you. #writers#poetry#poetrygram#instapoets#instagrampoets#instagrampoetry#instagrampoetsociety#poems#poetsofinstagram#poetsociety#poetrycommunity#poetrybyme#writersofinstagram#writerscommunity#writers#buttonpoetry#youngarts#youthspeaks#wordporn#weekendvibes#feelingood#feelingmyself#poets#poet#weekendpoetry#saturday
I tell myself everything's gonna be alright. Then I ask myself when will summer begin. When will my soul be warm again. When will this depressing winter melt again. When will it be warm again... Each day my soul keeps getting colder An colder An one day I may break. I wish the storm was over. I wish I didn't have to break. #poetryByMe
Note to myself. ✨
Know your worth and acknowledge your inner power, accept your flaws and find the perfection in your imperfections. Allow yourself to be loved and be courageous enough to open your heart to that love. I know we've been hurt, but you're stronger then that pain. Forgive yourself for past mistakes, they were lessons that needed to be learned. Shine your light brightly and boldly. Kill them with kindness and empathy and your ora will soften their souls.
Do all of this for you first, then for all around you that deserve you.
Find your passion, what sets your soul alight and be fearless in the pursuit of your happiness!
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