Guest blog 2- A poem by Susi Bocks

And yes finally I have closed my submissions for guest poems. Thank you everyone for such a great response. There were a few anonymous writers who had written amazing poems. But extremely sorry as I could not publish all of them due to some circumstances. I am glad to share this wonderful poem with you all written by Susi Bocks.

About Author: Susi Bocks was born Germany in 1962, before the Wall came down. Most of her years were spent in Wilmington, DE before moving on to the next journeys of her life – marriage, and the birth of two amazing humans. She now resides in the middle of Kansas and identifies as a writer and author, poetry primarily. Her recent accomplishment, the book – the labor of love with her best friend – “Feeling Human”, was published in December 2017. Her


Hearty congratulations Susi for your first book. Here’s her amazing poem.

Title: Connected

There’s a substantive intimacy in nature. It’s filling.
The smell of earth satisfying and rejuvenating.

The wind enveloping you in its invisible caress.
Touching without, healing within.

Hello, beautiful bird on a sunny day!
Seeing you brings me joy and a smile.

The smile of someone engaged.

I feel my best friend at that moment.
And I miss her.

It’s me looking through her eyes, but she’s not there.
For a moment I could cry.

From her, I learned the wisdom of these significant bits of the day.

She’d be in that moment with me graciously approving
and being grateful for the beauty of our surroundings.

My friend would love you too, beautiful bird.

And I love her.

Thank you Susi for lovely poetry. A gentle reminder that I’ll be closing submissions of Haikus on Sunday 22/04/2018. So buck up! Waiting to read your lovely writes!

A Dive- making me feel alive

I was 15 when the underwater life touched my soul. I remember my first foreign trip to Bangkok and Pattaya in Thailand. Underwater sea walk was something where I had one of those best feelings of my life. The colourful world deep down there had captivated me so much that I had decided to do scuba diving atleast once in lifetime. And yes! That day came up after 5 years at Andaman islands.

The beaches at Andaman are so beautiful and those blue waters were so damn heavenly. It mesmerized me so much as if those clean blue waters are calling me out for a dive! That day early morning around 5.45 I left towards the beach where official scuba diving training center was situated. They handed on a form to me for signing it. All those instructions seemed like I am signing some form which gonna later land me up on death bed! But I believe in something called ‘Opportunity knocks at your door only once’. On the top of that I have never been a professional swimmer so this was something like taking a huge risk. Well I still was pretty firm with my decision. I finally signed the form, wore the diving costume and left for the most awaited moment ‘the dive’.

There were 3 more people with me. Each of us had a separate diver. The worst part of all was we weren’t allowed to put on anything except the costume provided by them and unfortunately I was unable to see without my spectacles. Thanks to their highly magnified glasses which compensated it. The diver greeted me and taught me few signs and symbols as to how do we communicate inside the water. The most important was breathing skills as you need to inhale and exhale only by mouth. After the 10 minutes training he took me towards the deeper side of the sea and we went literally into those beautiful waters.

Those colorful fishes, corals deep down there just took away my breath for a moment! I closed my eyes for a few seconds and felt that vivid silence deep in there. Wow! Such a wonderful feel! All of a sudden I realized that the salty water was getting inside my eye-mask and into my nostrils and throat. I became a little anxious but somehow managed to get through remembering the instructions by the trainer. I was taken more than 15 feet inside but still it wasn’t even 1/6th of the whole sea life! Those lively 45 minutes inside the deep blue waters were truly memorable. And now I again have something to be proud about.

“Happiness is getting your first Diving Certificate”

Life in there is so beautiful, so wonderful. The ocean world is something totally different world. A human realizes the importance of his each breath, each moment. You learn to survive despite of difficulties. The silence in there is something that makes you feel alive more than a meditation! That was one of the memorable days of my life and I shall surely wish to learn a professional diving course. That one dive made me feel indescribably heavenly!

-Natasha Tungare

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