a benevolent sky…

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the rising tide

as I surmise

the nature
of the
feelings serpentine…

my entire being,
just as I’m feeling

the breeze

overwhelm me,
one wave at a time…

I consider

the feelings
that arise,
just like
the sun


over a benevolent sky…

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Blessings in the Sky: Diana and Jeff

The sky is full
of stars, and
as we gaze up,
and wonder why,
a pattern
of constellations emerge,
of all that we’ve purged.

The lost stories that
peek from behind
the moving clouds,
of love,
of life, and
treasured bruises that
paved our path.

A hope,
and knowing
from long ago,
just like the stars
we see,
timeless, and
beyond the dream,
so we continue
into the unforeseen.

I stroll the contours
of a hanging rainbow, letting the taste of beautiful
tragedies linger on my breath,
and icy winds cut through my weight
of woes.

I want to know now
what hope feels like,
and devour drops of peace,
because …. nothing lasts forever,
even the darkness, one day, will cease.

I am honored to present a first-time collaboration between Diana Menezes, of Be Inspired, and myself. Diana’s poetry blog was one of the first poetry blogs I began following last year. Diana’s blog is full of poems about life, love, hope, dreams, and so much more. If you’ve not yet checked out Diana’s blog, please do so, thank you!

Utmost Feelings – Just Released!

If you’ve not yet checked out Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings, well, you can now order it online! Here’s where you can find it:


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Additionally, the coauthors of Astha’s Anthology, Utmost Feelings, are creating a space for people to send their sentiments to Astha’s family.

If you are interested, please add your sentiments to this form, thank you, and stay blessed.

#poetry, #blessings, #hidden, #poem, #poems, #sky

Haiku #15

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sun rises slow, I
breathe in the last of night, and
wait, the sky aflame.

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#poetry, #breathe, #haiku, #life, #love, #nature, #night, #poem, #sky, #sun


Photo by kazuend on Unsplash

I look up,
And wonder
Why, for it’s

Always You
In the sky,


Stars burn
Bright, like dew
Drops in the mist

Of all that’s
And remembered

For it’s both
On which
We are dependent

Even in times
Where Your clouds
Are playing hide
And seek,

With me,

It’s always You
That I can and
Do see,

Written in the
Language of love
And compassion

For all
Of us, here,
Awaiting Your
Passionate embrace

Like a star kissed
Gaze upon
Our face

Tenderly calling
Us home, into
Your arms, full of

#poetry, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #sky, #stars, #wonder