The River…

Coming up with the next guest post and apologies because I’ve really really delayed it a lot!! This poetry is by amazing writer Pamela Jessen…

Photography by- LifeCapturedinLens

I stand on the edge of a river

The water runs clear and quite deep
I take a step in, and it’s so cold
And my balance is hard to keep
I fight to stay upright and standing
Falling is not in my plan
I step further into the river
Away from the safe shore and sand
This river is my Chronic Pain
And I’m tackling it, one step at a time
It flows hard and tries hard to claim me
It moves with no rhythm or rhyme
But I’m stronger than I first appear
And I fight hard to stay on my feet
I wade deeper in to it, the battle is on
And my victory is going to be sweet
The river will always be flowing
but I simply won’t turn away
I’ll battle this enemy daily
And emerge as the winner each day
Up to my waist, or my neck
I refuse to give in to the rage
I dunk my head under and come up for air
I feel like I’ve turned a new page
No river around can defeat me
I’ve proven it time after time
So when I stand on the edge of a river
I know that my life will be fine.

-Pamela Jessen

About Author: “My name is Pamela Jessen and I am a blogger who lives in Langford, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. I am a blogger who writes about Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Invisible Illness at http://pamelajessen.com I also write for TheMighty, PainResource, TheZebraPit and various independent publications.

I am a Patient Advocate with the Patient Voices Network in BC. I sit on 4 committees and one Provincial Survey working group and I’ve also been involved in advocacy work at the Canadian National level. I’m married to my amazing husband Ray and we are owned by one cat named Dorie”

For more reads connect with me on Instagram-Natasha Tungare

The End is Near…

Coming up with the next guest post. Here’s an amazing piece by talented poet Mudita.

The End Is Near

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As the time to depart nears by,
Heavy drops of memories roll off my eye.
As this chapter of my life is closing
The time wheel is rolling
Flashback of the times i had
The good ones and the bad
And in the blink of an eye,
Its time my shoulders be clad
With a pinch of luggage wrapped
In the heaviest of emotions haphazard.
The reality check has struck
And I feel stuck
with a numb mind and a heavy heart,
It is finally time to part.
My joys and sorrows, the world knows not
Just a handful who always gave a thought.
My gratitude offered-
For all the selfless love poured,
Every bit of help extended,
Each time i was cared for,
And bringing a smile when tears filled my core!

– Mudita

Guys! ANudge Nudge!

Tomorrow that is 20th Aug is last day for guest post submission (story/poem). Email on exploreyourself22@gmail.com

Or DM on instagram for feature Natasha

Guest Post 1: You’re not the only one

So finally started with publishing our guest bloggers!! Here presenting a beautiful poem by Miss Uma Marda.

Title: You’re not the only one

People always say,
‘Why always me? ‘
Ask yourself, ‘ Why not you? ‘
Many are suffering through the same,
you just know your side.
So, remember you’re not the only one.

I used to think,
people share their stuff only with me,
never knew, I’m the last one in the queue.
So, remember, you’re not the only one.

Many go through heartbreaks, rejections
and I feel, I’m the only one going through the tough phase,
You just see your tears,
So remember, you’re not the only one.

Everyone has to face ups and downs,
Everyone have their own challenges,
I feel I’m the only one, who is hopless,
But, remember, you’re not the only one.

Things will change, time will change,
There’s no point in thinking I’m the only one,
Cause, people will change and their priorities too.
So, remember you’re not the only one.

Many shares their experience,
while many avoid to speak about it,
That doesn’t mean, you’re the only sufferer,
You never know about others, and
you feel alone and helpless,
So, remember you’re not the only one.

Poetry By: Uma Laxmikant Marda.

Painting by: Jayashree Baheti

Hello, myself Uma Laxmikant Marda
Wide-eyed, I see this world 🌻 A Medico, an Abstract, Explorer, Dancer and ofcourse an Artist. I love to write about things life has taught me.
Check my website out! – http://Umamarda.blogspot.in/

Hey guys, guest post submissions are still open. Deadline- 20th Aug 2019. For guidelines read my previous post

You can submit via mail- exploreyourself22@gmail.com

Or DM on Instagram- her_poetic_soul

Story of your Life

Hello there, I hope you all are doing great. So, my readers who have been reading my blog since quiet a while might have realised the kind of content I write about. And for those who are new to this site, let me ell you something about myself and about this site you have arrived across. I am a physiotherapist and now a writer as well. I illustrate about my real life experiences and what I learn from day to day life in the form of poetries, haikus and articles. We conduct guest posting for writers under similar niche.

And this month as well I am conducting guest posts on theme ‘Your Story’. We all have some or the other story. We all have some memories we want to express out. Each day is a story, each person is a story, each of your action is a story. So tell me your story.

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Guidelines for submission:

1) Your article/poetry should be based on your experience, your dreams or fantasies. It should be about / related to you.

2) Word limit for article- 200-500 words. No word limit for poetry, it should be less than 30 lines.

3) Your article/poetry should be in word format or simple text format.

4) Strictly no copying content from other sites. Plagiarism check will be done.

5) You are allowed to attach a picture / photograph related to your article or poetry (only 1 photograph).

6) Add your name and a short bio of yours. Also add your website link or Instagram handle so that we can tag you and back link your website (if any).

[Note- if you wish to keep your identity anonymous, inform us about the same and your identity will be kept confidential 🙂 ]

7) And finally, submit your beautiful work on

Email Id- exploreyourself22@gmail.com

Or DM on Instagram- her_poetic_soul

8) Deadline- 20th August 9019

For getting your work featured on Instagram: follow the above IG account, tag me in your lovely writeup and you will be featured 🙂

Waiting to read from you guys!

A Tinge of Haikus #2 -By my guests!

Hey there fellas! And this my final guest post of the “Poetry Month”. These are the beautiful Haikus written by my guest writers. Thank you so much for making my post more wonderful by your submissions. You guys are truly amazing writers.

Lovely yet lonely
Stood the Rose in garden
Thorn being companion

Did I just wake up
From dream so bad that numbed me
Forever to freeze in time

-Anamika

Haikus I read
Images painted in my head
With words said

-Anonymous

Heart is bud
Brain being a beautiful flower
What you choose?

-Riyansh Sharma

Walking in moonlight
How many human minds see
And share these heavens

-SoundFlyer

You inspiring soul,
Spreading warmth of your words,
Within and around

-Pooja Nair

“Small, short bursts of prose?”
Yes, delightfully succinct.
Nods. “Clearly brilliant”

Feeling through your eyes.
Chasing the inspiration.
Writing it through mine

-Susi Bocks

Nature is a best lover
Love is same for all world over
we are fighting over caste

-Yashashree Agashe

Summon the world
Boasting in their own might
Showing your shine

-WriteWithNihal

And now I dedicate this haiku to all the above writers appreciating their initiative!

Thou possess spark within self
Know thy powers and show the world
Pen can be strength symbol

Keep Writing!

Guest blog- A poem by Azzurra Nox

As I had mentioned in my post My Poetic Heart , I’ve started accepting guest poems. And I got truly amazing response. One such poem is by Azzurra Nox.

About Author: Born in Catania, Sicily, Azzurra Nox has led a nomadic life since birth. She loves horror movies, cats, and a good rock show. She dislikes Mondays and chick-flicks. MY AMERICAN NIGHTMARE – Women in Horror Anthology was a YA Short Stories bestseller on Amazon. She curates the lifestyle blog: https://theinkblotters.com/ You can find her on Twitter @diva_zura

Title: Paper Monsters

A black Sicilian veil cloaks my ashen thoughts.

He tastes like half-eaten candies,

Licorice and cinnamon.

Cobblestone streets reflect minuscule paper monsters.

My heart is filled with a fiery lava, the kind that

Explodes from Etna in the sky at night.

I’ve been waiting for his return.

I’m afraid that soon the fire in my heart

Will fade and become an ice black.

Almond blossoms adorn my bed,

His last words echo in my brain and I writhe

Restlessly….

My body aches for his touch—

I just want to break a little….

I dream of becoming a tragic heroine

A Giovanni Verga character incarnate.

This is how you draw a broken heart:

Dip your fingers in blood and don’t

Hesitate to botch the final project.

His image hovers over me like

A storm cloud in April…

Ever present but translucent

As the flesh fades to cold coal.

-Azzurra Nox

Buck up guys, 2 more days for your poetry submissions. Submissions will be closed on 15th April 2018. If you have an amazing poetry and wish to get it published, just send it to me on my email ID and I’ll publish it on my blog.

Email ID- natashatungare@gmail.com

You may send your submissions by connecting through Instagram- Natasha Tungare

A reminder for haiku submissions- open for 1 week till 20th April 2018.

Have a Happy Poetry month!

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