Poem No. 75: “You will never see Me fall” by Joyce Alcantara

Gedichte, poems

You may see me struggle, 
but you won’t see me fall. 
Regardless if I’m weak or not, 
I’m going to stand tall. 

Everyone says life is easy, 
but truly living it is not.
Times get hard, 
people struggle
and constantly get put on the spot. 

I’m going to wear the biggest smile, 
even though I want to cry. 
I’m going to fight to live,
even though I’m destined to die. 
And even though it’s hard 
and I may struggle through it all,
you may see me struggle…
but you will NEVER see me fall.

Poem No. 185: “Ocean of Love” – by Raba`a (Iran)

Gedichte, poems
Persian Lady

At last I was recaptured by his love

 Resisting had no effect

Love is like an ocean without a shore

 How can one swim there, oh wise one?

Love must be taken right to the end

 Many unsuitable things must be accepted 

Ugliness must be seen as if it were good

 Poison must be taken as if it were sugar

I was disobedient and did not understand:

 The harder you pull, the tighter the rope.

Poem No. 193: “Poem For My Husband Liu Xiaobo” – by Liu Xia (2009 China, now Germany) in Deutsch & English

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Liu Xia, poet and wife of Nobel Laureate 2010 Liu Xiaobo who died in Chinese prison

You tell, and tell, and tell, tell
– the truth.
tell the truth day and night,
as long as you`re awake.

You are locked in a room,
your words
– spread there outside.

The shooting 20 years ago
put the final nail in the coffin (“set the seal on your fate”).
You will always live within death.

You love your companions
– but on the dark times,
She has experienced jointly with you,
you` re even prouder.

You admonish her
to hold on
and to still write you poems
after death.

The poems consists of silence
– so silent.

Du sagst, und sagst, und sagst, sagst
– die Wahrheit
sagst sie am Tag
und in der Nacht,
so lange du wach bist.

Du bist in einem Zimmer eingeschlossen,
deine Worte
– verbreiten sich draußen.
Die Schüsse vor 20 Jahren,
haben dein Schicksal

Du wirst immer im Tod
Du liebst deine Gefährten
– aber bist noch stolzer
auf die dunklen Zeiten,
die Sie mit dir erlebt hat.

Du ermahnst Sie,
und dir auch nach deinem Tod
Gedichte zu schreiben.

Die Gedichte bestehen aus Stille
– so still.

Shared No. 129: “Family Photo Friday!” — by John Spiers (Blog: My Life With Gracie)

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How about showing your appreciation and love to your friends?

Let them know, you are always there, even if you don`t see them.
The beautifully illustrated book “Seasons of Friendship” might be a nice gesture to do so.

Or do you like to make a new friend? Then show your true colors… and be kind and mindful!

Same time, you can support the charity work of ladies of the St. John`s Church in Portsmouth / Virginia, who will benefit of the sales.

You are welcome on John` s blog: “My Life with Gracie”, where you can find further details about the eBook for download and its paperback version.

The latter offers the opportunity to make your gift even more special by personalizing the book. You can leave a private message, quote or poem with your signature (you can find many friendship poems here at wordpress).
For a preview of the book, please click here…

John`s first beautiful first book “SEASONS OF FRIENDSHIP”
A collection of heart-warming stories & wisdoms of his charming backyard chickens

“SEASONS OF FRIENDSHIP” now available also as paperback book

This book is perhaps best read outdoors in a shady peaceful spot, perhaps in your own little backyard garden, real or imagined. Whether you read just one chapter at a time, one seasonal section at a time, or the entire book all in one leisurely afternoon, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you choose as a reader, I hope you will imagine Gracie and the others sitting at your feet, bringing you peace and friendship. For more details…


These are the stairs to the St. John`s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth which supports homeless people and all others who need help.
Let`s be kind and care for each other…

I have a friend who personifies the word,
Her thoughts and reactions are often absurd.
Her normal day is a page taken out of a dramatic script,
Her life a big fat melodramatic manuscript.
Our story began in the most unexpected way,
Thanks to all the attention to her I had to pay.
But […]

via Mrs. Melodrama — The Travellothoner

Shared No. 52: “Mrs. Melodrama” — Poem by The Travellothoner

Gedichte, poems, Uncategorized

Poem No.189: “To My Friend Who Is Getting Married Tomorrow” – by Joie Yin (Malaysia)

Gedichte, poems

To My Friend Who Is Getting Married Tomorrow

We met each other in college
It was in two thousand and seven
Along the years we have age
Friendship years have been eleven.

Being friends were never easy
But you were there for me
When I doubted my own reality
This friendship is meant to be.

Yesterday we were much younger
We laughed, fought and recovered
We’ve rebuilt this friendship stronger
To this stage of life we have reached.

Today I have captured moments
That will never repeat itself again
We shared a hug of happiness
I hope these blessings will maintain.

Tomorrow is your wedding day
Celebrating two lovebirds together
I’ll sing a little prayer for you to say
For a marriage of happily ever after.