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Scribblings and scrawls of a hopeless romantic soul

Past Lifetimes

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Past Lifetimes

There it was again
That old, familiar feeling
Like a déjà vu—
Detailed dreams of us
From different times
And places

That old, familiar feeling
Of being drawn into
Your gaze and smile

An old sensation
Of swimming
In a history of us
From which I do not drown

It felt like a
A once upon a time
Taken apart
And put back together
Again and again

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Now, four letters behind, here’s a late entry written for A to Z Challenge: Letter P. Have a great Monday, everyone! ^^

Today’s photograph is entitled Past Lifetimes by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

YAY! Let the challenge commence!

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On Persistent Winters

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On Persistent Winters

The snow kisses the trees and fields
And wrap them with a white quilt
But little did the snowflakes know
I have found my summer in you

On persistent winters I am snug with love
Slithering my way to feel your warmth
My winter love, oh how I pray
For time to freeze this very day

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


In response to dVerse’s Poetics: Wish you were here… hosted by the lovely De.

If only I could taste the winter with that somebody, I’d probably write this on a post-it note over a breakfast in bed. But, unfortunately, this will have to wait. Haha! A big “AYE, AYE” to De for saying that April is the wildest poetry month. 

Also, still two letters behind, here’s a late entry written for A to Z Challenge: Letter O.

Today’s photograph is entitled On Persistent Winters by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

YAY! Let the challenge commence!

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Not Letting Go

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Not Letting Go 

Not letting go is the deep sigh on a busy afternoon
When memories poke at your mundane routine
It is throwing a boomerang thousand miles away
Waiting for it to spin right back to you
It is taking a table for two on a solitary night
Sitting face to face with resignation
It is wrapping yourself with those thin arms
Bracing yourself for the cold

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Written for A to Z Challenge: Letter N.

I am two letters behind and still catching up with the daily prompt. *sigh* Hope everyone is  not as busy as I am. Have a lovely day!!

Today’s photograph is entitled Not Letting Go by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

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The only thing I have to fear…

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The only thing I have to fear…

The only thing I have to fear is living a life with my soul tethered to a thread of lies. That in each move I make, each path I take, the strings crisscross. That without me knowing, I have weaved a delicate fabric of pretense.

The only thing I have to fear is not having the will to cut the thread. That I get at ease with the charade, and life, in its most cunning way, has tied the strings tighter. That I am left clothed with a skin-tight, glossy façade.

So here I am, trying to befriend my weaknesses, tending over my scars. Here I am, cherishing my passion, reaching out to my zeal. For the only thing I have to fear is living somebody else’s life while throwing away mine.

The wind’s kiss reminds
To live an untainted life—
Be yourself and smile

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


In response to dVerse’s Monday Haibun: The only thing we have to fear… hosted by Toni and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge #161 by Nekneeraj.

This stirring photo by one of my favorite surreal photographers, Oleg Oprisco, reminds of my fear of living a life pretense. I will forever be a work in progress but I am glad to say that the thread has started to loosen. 🙂

Head over here to join the fun:

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My Name Means Gold

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My Name Means Gold

I am my own smith
And life is my crucible
The longer I set myself on fire
The more I am purified
Unmined— my heart rests
Hidden beneath the inferno
Needing no affirmation
That my name means gold

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Here’s a late entry written for A to Z Challenge: Letter M.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  I’m sorry I haven’t been able to reply to all of your comments, it’s been a busy week. And oh, I’m on a RED ALERT! I have ran out of scheduled posts for the A to Z. Gaaaa! So here I am, dragging my lazy butt (and muse), trying to catch up. -.-

Today’s photograph is entitled My Name Means Gold by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

YAY! Let the challenge commence!

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Love Blinded Us

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Love Blinded Us

love blinded us
like the sun shining on midday
and our eyes squint—
trying to make out the outline
and succumbing to the heat

love blinded us
like the headlights of a car
coming right at us in full speed,
too late to avoid the crash
so we face it head on

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Written for A to Z Challenge: Letter L.

Today’s photograph is entitled Love Blinded Us by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

YAY! Let the challenge commence!

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Knights Are Myths

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Knights Are Myths

My father once told me,
Do not believe in knights
They don’t ride warhorses
Or fight battles for their lords
Some wore fancy armors
Only to be struck down
By temptation’s arbalest
Some will play you like chess
Saying one step forward
Walking two steps back

Instead, he told me to fall for
A man with the taste of the sea
Someone who knows
The dangers of the ocean
And the gusts of the wind
Someone who, despite
The beauty of the deep,
Will find a shore to return to
Someone who knows the pain
Of a wound drenched in salt

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Written for A to Z Challenge: Letter K.

Today’s photograph is entitled The Captain’s Daughter by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

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Judge Me Not

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Judge Me Not

come clean, wash my dirt off
take away my years of mistake
if you’re faultless, come bathe me
rinse away the stains of my past
otherwise, steer clear—
do not try to label who I am
for you can only cast the stone
if your soul’s unflawed and sound

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Written for A to Z Challenge: Letter J.

Today’s photograph is entitled Come Clean by Reylia Slaby. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

YAY! Let the challenge commence!

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I Surrounded Myself With Emptiness

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I Surrounded Myself With Emptiness

I surround myself with emptiness:
an empty jar that was once
filled with the sweetest jam
an hourglass whose sands
of time were blown by the wind
a light bulb— unable to shine
with its filaments gone
a wine glass that I sleep with
till my waking days

Call this madness or a hint of desperation
Curse this bed of despair from which I lie
But I surround myself with emptiness
So I can simply forget about mine

© 2017 Maria. All Rights Reserved.


Written for A to Z Challenge: Letter I.

Today’s photograph is Reylia Slaby’s latest work entitled, I Surround Myself With Emptiness. You can find more of her works on her Facebook Page and Instagram account.

YAY! Let the challenge commence!

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