Featured Poem – September 2016Poem: Admiration By Bhavna K. Seeing you follow your heart Motivates many embrace success Universe bows down in Admiration.
Featured Poem – January 2016Poem: Change By Arjun Gogar (Age 13, Bangkok Prep School) All the sights that I can see died and destroyed from toe to feet. weaker and weaker without power all people do is devour, devour and DEVOUR! The world is viewed in a bad way. Died, destroyed and rotten away as nature is manipulated and ignored. Sleeping by the street snore, snore and SNORE! We get up and fall to the ground money closed jobs and some have drowned. Education is the tool to build many doors cleaned and Sweep from floors, floors and FLOORS!
Featured Poems – December 2015
When the bucket is overflowing it’s better we share than waste the creative juice. This month will feature two Poems. One from Ob Saiyavath and the other from Brian Woo. The uniqueness of words only makes creativity connect with reality of experiences and imagination.
Ob Saiyavath’s youthful distinction towards discrimination and life clearly depicts in his poem ‘Distinction.’ He studies in the Faculty of Arts’ Chulalongkorn University. It’s great to feature the works of words that slowly integrate into the human system.
There’s a distinction between prejudice and discrimination
Just as there’s a distinction between a senseless death and a heroic one.
People die in fruitless wars, driven by a nationalistic pride, a tragic but wasteful death.
Which is why I hold people like Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown as heroes.
For they inspired change, a new movement, a round of debates on civil rights.
There’s a distinction between the pro-choice movement and the pro-life movement;
There’s a distinction between choice and genes.
There’s a distinction between being gay and lesbian.
There’s a distinction between bisexual and transgender.
But we need to destroy those distinction. Tear down those barriers
Because we don’t need them.
This is the 21st century,
Where every man, woman and child should not be discriminated against.
It doesn’t matter if its by choice or genes,
Because each and everyone of us is unique
And that’s why everybody has something to contribute to the human race.
Because this is the century of change.
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Creativity Rocks! This Month’s other feature is Brian Woo! A shout out to him and thanking him for sharing his poetry with us. He is from Korea, but lived all over. Currently in Bangkok, Thailand, and most recently Berkeley, California. You can visit his website: https://medium.com/@bswwoo/hello-world-a86d5a98b9e4#.qppa7df8f
Poem: CoffeeI remember making coffee with you, back in the day, when sunlight blazed silver through slatted windowpanes and night slept in my bathroom like a roommate who never flushed. The grinder eagerly accepted our offering of a single cup of whole beans, and flashing teeth mingled garrulously with the crackling chatter of brown-black flesh and the hiss of evaporation. Woody, lush scents coated our nostrils with Colombian heights; with yawning Ethiopian loam; with Sumatran jungle crevices from which pumas stalked us with caramel eyes. As you pressed down and separated the coarse from the bitter, steam rose and condensed on the TV. An atmospheric fog instantly coated a San Francisco street, only to disappear just as suddenly—a facsimile of reality. When night emerged with bloodshot eyes to amble ‘round the city, he saw us sitting and watching food; he sniffed at our youth, our sleepless smiles, then bummed a cup of coffee so black that the last sip tasted like gritty gasoline.
Featured Poem – September 2015
Featured Poem – February 2015
Featured Poem – January 2015
Poem: Sweet, Sweet, HomeThere’s no place like home, Or so the old grannies say, We kick the little garden gnome, Mom tells us we should run and play. Cozy sofa, yummy smells, All come from the kitchen oven, ‘Come and eat now!’ father yells, We ate the cakes all by a dozen!
By: Fa Taepaisitphongse Grade: 7
Featured Poems – November 2014
“I hate and I love
Why do I, you ask ?
I don’t know, but it’s happening
and it hurts”
New Featured Poems – May 2014
May 16th 2014
By Dhiksha Sajnani (Student from NIST International School of Thailand)
Visit her Blog: http://shatteredmindbrokensoul.blogspot.com/
Poem: Gas Mask
New Featured Poems – March 2014
Poem: Enthralling Persona
By Bhavna KA man of free will A visionary soul Gulps down the misery of discrimination Climbs a great hill with compassion Breathes over hurdles Uses time wisely Don’t wish but go get Don’t only dream but pursue Money won’t create success Freedom will It doesn’t matter where one is from A heart matters Unite to create establishments Because there is a Nelson Mandela in every true spirit
Poem: Cushion of Personal Magnetism
By Bhavna K.Emotional turmoil of being a victim of sexual abuse Years passed by concealing the bruise Failed relationships nestled her negativity Welcoming positivity with progressivity Successful television show rules the planet Bringing new voices throwing away the victim blanket Charity and justice become friends Charismatic power unites contentment as friendly gems No one will ever forget Oprah Winfrey for her blissful endeavor Her love and compassion for society is forever
By Bhavna K.Every music piece is distinctive Most lyrics are positive It doesn’t matter if she kissed a girl or said you’re so gay Lovely to create a teenage dream Admirable to be an enthusiastic philanthropist When she roars, fireworks engulf the sky The charisma she shares unconditionally Her perfume spreads the fragrance that meows The Killer Queen fragrance refreshes the senses Her breakdown in life lifts her yet again Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson known as Katy Perry Marches into the symphony of music Lending her voice in Smurfs She dazzles into the soul of her fans
New Featured Poem – July 2013
A poem I heard recently in Bangkok and asked the Poet if it could be shared with all of you. Do read and be inspired.
The Hidden History of Women
By M KJ Ink Writer (BANGKOK)There is a history between our history and pre-history A history in which Women were kings A history that was methodically erased by men til it was forgotten by man the truth was suppressed Women oppressed and brainwashed to believe they were anything but better than us And not just not better not even equal Lesser Weaker Dumber and less deserving This is what we did to them Pulling the pedestal out from under their feet and handing them an apron and rolling pin It has not always been this way That’s what you need to know Before Buddha and Jesus and Greece and Rome Before all the wars that the Bronze Age bore women were at the top of the food chain Imagine that Imagine it because it was real A time on this planet when fathers held their daughters as high as their sons A time when Women did not feel inferior when they knew their character intellect and insight were just as good if not greater than any man’s and they were leaders of human civilization This needs to be known That half of the human race was once overthrown In the name of fear and safety in the face of war women finally needed men like never before and for thousands of years we both believed this was the way it has always been like all the bibles say but I’m afraid that’s not the case and it’s time we look at each other and admit that our sisters can be better than our brothers because without that admission we’ll never reach an even keel and we’ll never live in a world where no one has to kneel or submit themselves to the entitlement of another the truth has been there all along it’s the reality you must discover Women were the first slaves Think about that And their enslavement was so profound so psychologically sound that by the time the chains came off they forgot what they were capable of what they could do with unfettered hearts and unrestricted minds They forgot to ask “If you are free yet powerless, then how free can you be?” Doesn’t freedom inherently mean some say? How shocking is it that women 6000 years ago had rights that they just got back in the last century? Crazy But our species is not insane it is just childlike Over the last 10 thousand years it has behaved in much the same way a brother and sister might One day little brother became bigger than his big sister guess what happened then Might has been right for far too long it’s time we sing a different song a duet perhaps, instead of a sing-a-long instead of a one man show anything I can do….you can do better and I can do anything better than you let’s be honest our chromosomes and genitalia have little to do with anything How much you believe in yourself and how much you are allowed to believe in yourself is the single most determining factor in the greatness of any one person’s life Anything we can do you women can do too maybe even better except… violence That seems to be the one area that we excel in that you never have Makes you wonder why we men are so proud Don’t you see by making half of the human race lesser than the other we have effectively crippled our species and our path of progress has been something like… a two person row boat with only one oar It’s like our species suffered a stroke that paralyzed half our body Think about the atrocities that we have committed upon each other that might have never been if there were a respected woman in the room where those decisions were made A respected woman what images come to mind when you hear those words Any? Enough? Thankfully times are changing Women have nearly dug themselves out of the cave they were stuck in and are seeing glimmers of freedom and the light of independent days Continue to do that Continue to push the limits and bounds that are now more internal than external just as your foremothers did when it was the other way around I hope as you find more strength within you you continue to push it out into the world and make our species stronger, better, more human more humane May you reclaim your voice and rightful place in the natural order of life Balance us Help us steer Help us on our haphazard way Be our equals our friends our allies But most importantly help yourselves Don’t depend on us Because we have just as much to learn and unlearn as you We cannot help but hold you down even if we try to help you up Do not take our hand until you are standing beside us on this utmost mountain top We all must think differently We all must believe in each other Our perception of the opposite sex must be broken down til there is more common ground than ever before And in the days leading up to that if we ever do find out that chivalry is dead I hope you were the ones who killed it
Poems By Bhavna K.
CuisinesCook mouth-smacking food to bloom the aroma of life; Uplift, and understand the essence of your presence to upgrade your self-esteem; Impress, inspire your charm by relishing incredible cuisines of the world; Speak, simplify your feelings with expression feeling splendid, spectacular, and smashing; Invite the ideal happiness waiting to create abundance in your life impeccably; Nourish and nurture the love you have that retains the goodness you have always; Engage, enlighten, and enchant life with the aroma of tasty meals and enterprising people; Savor, support, and salute every moment that brings a smile to your face. Expectations As we take every breath, there is a slight expectation to take the other. As relationships are made in this world so is the birth of expectation. It feels like walking up a slope then tumbling down quickly. Some expect more and some less. But it can’t be never. It is okay to expect a little because it’s healthy. With this the relationship enhances, Only if one expects very less, Then less disappointment, Less.
The Eyeshadow GirlThe blend of colors enlightens her day when she decides to embrace them; She loves various colors which bring alive a girl’s eyes; Each color depicts the triumph of beauty from within that is eager to fly; The charisma of colors vitalizes one’s surrounding being a priceless gem. Surveying around, she picks her Jimmy Choo; Then she looks at her sister to Shoo; Picking up her Chanel bag she appreciates her labor of love; She knows that materialism and spiritualism is hard work from blessing above.
MotherEvery heartbeat is bestowed upon, Compassion embraces a child eternally That uplifts a child’s soul in isolation in every way.
WordsOnce blurted without caution, It creates history enveloped in anguish Only leaving you will bring serenity.
PromiseThe ideal terminology in a dictionary, One manifests to sustain Then it is evaporated with despair. Mood I wish I could undo the misery; I wish I could forget the scenario even though it is history; If things were so easier said and done; I would have accomplished all and feel wholesome; As days went by, years went by, I begin to open ways; I open ways and saw the everlasting flow of rays; The mood I have, has been very well controlled; For this I salute myself as I did not bail out; Such a beauty life can be; Then why my mood took years to comprehend and thought maybe? Finally I see things differently, hoping it is not only me; But everyone can feel inner satisfaction and peace for free; Talk to the mood and get the act straight; You never know, it might be too late; This is it and I shall try to smile even when I don’t feel right; Because this is right and will always be right.
My First BrotherMany relationships are made before or we end up choosing them; How wonderful it is when the first person holds your hand and promises he will forever; Biologically we are grown to learn, our siblings are our brothers; Life teaches you that someone who offers eternal love, sincerity and is clever; He has the full right to be your brother; My first brother: My father has always been there since birth; Mother taught me to tie rakhi (a sacred and trendy thread) to him and mentioned he is your father, friend and brother; Father is the most rightful person who possesses the gratefulness on Earth; He is truthful, a protector, a friend, and brings life together; I thank you for being in my life unconditionally and a big hug to you; I respect and am grateful to all my brothers that I met you. In The Moment When tragic strikes the blame game starts, It would be a miracle if one could just take a moment, This would help in understanding there is no one to blame but oneself. With a blink, a wave, a stretch, and a swing things change. Let’s take a moment to live in the moment. Work, drama, excuses, doubts only distracts one from the moment. The pleasure to bring a smile on your face awaits in desperation, The pleasure to make a moment be cherished awaits with style, Then why are you permitting the taunts to take away the moment. Genuine, passionate, and prosperous is the happiness you deserve, Let’s sway to the dance of the wind, Clap with the beat of the tune you hear. Forgive, forget, and divert the cheeky mind, Allow the blooming and budding joy fill your heart. Live in the moment.
ShuffleGenerations have passed and so has the way to shuffle around; Men can have multiple relationships and so can women; The art of meeting various people in one’s life is sometimes ironic; But the pleasure to many is unavoidable which can be confound; It doesn’t matter what may be the journey even though it may feel like being chased by the demon; This is because every experience for some is simply epic. But for some, having to consider shuffling can be unaccepted; There are many men and women, who would certainly prefer the real and genuine relationship; Why does one have to be accepted if one has experience with shuffling? Can’t the genuine relationship be appreciated with one special one rather than many special ones? When will this be fruited? There are times when many questions and answers are exchanged regarding courtship; The experience of dating brings and makes a relationship bloom with loads of cuddling. As the generation is advancing, techniques to flirt have become savvy and sometimes corny; Some people have simply lost their mind and some are bouncing back and forth with figuring out; It is totally fine to shuffle, but it is also totally fine to choose not to and not being judged upon; We live in a civilized society, atleast we claim to, then why all the irony; We preach, desire, and bless our loved ones for a precious life with good values then why can’t people lookout? It doesn’t matter what age one is, not to shuffle around with the wrong people is alright because one is not winning any coupon. With observance, technology, society, scoops, and scandals one knows what is best for him or her following his or her heart; It is great to receive advice and encouragement from well-wishers and loved ones; Positive thinking and not judging oneself is an imperative ingredient to spice and escalate one’s life; Therefore, appreciate what your heart desires and if it chooses and feels uncomfortable to shuffle around it is fine because whatever you will still meet your sweetheart; One does not have to prove anything but contemplate that this inner battle will be won; Harmonize, dance, smile, embrace, savor, and appreciate oneself for the perfect life because it will not happen twice. Poetry By Other Contributors It shouldn’t hurt to be a child Sonia Chawla, 16 years old, Bangkok, Thailand (Feb 2013) Ode to the forgotten children who was supposed to be loved
Ode to the children of the earth
They’ve been abused and hurt
While they couldn’t tell anyone
even if they wanted toOde to the souls of the children
Who has already left the earth
And prayers to those who’s still sufferingOde to the life of the young souls
That has been ruined
Even though they’re so innocentOde to those who have tried to help
At least you’ve tried
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