by Cyrus Migadde
Dreams Mislaid – 50 Poems About Life, is Cyrus Migadde’s debut African book of poetry. The red line that runs throughout “Dreams Mislaid” poems book about life is the incite that; your dreams are just mislaid but not lost! There are things they never taught you and thus there is knowledge outside your normal awareness that you need to acquire in order to resettle your lost glory. Read cyrus’s poems book in order to find out what that hidden knowledge is!
Love poetry excluded, Dreams Mislaid poems book focuses on 7 themes of poetry of life. The book’s 7 chapters include probably the best poems about life, namely; Success Poems, Dreams Poems, Life Poems, Africa Poems, Humanity Poems, Spiritual/Inspirational Poems and Political Poems. Each poem that is attached to those 7 chapters of Cyrus’s poetry book, has a deep feeling, message or lesson it wants to reveal to you about that particular poetry chapter. Each poem also expresses a feeling or thought that cyrus Migadde experienced, considered or imagined to be real in life.
At a wider view of his book of poems, the 50 poems about life, are also poems on life as well as poems of life. These life poems invite you to read and dig deeply in them in order to understand the wider spectrum of life. This poetry book can also be perceived as small life lessons from the poem writer’s own life. He was born in Kampala city, Uganda, but during his youth time he moved to Sweden, since then he has lived a life between those two countries. From that background, his poems book thus bears many African diasporic life experiences and observations that seem to be drawn from the poet’s own life. Reading Cyrus,s poems from an African diasporic view, his poems are lessons, messages and principles of life survival in areas of; Investing of money, Success, understanding the double trouble situation of African in life in both the diaspora and on the African continent, dreaming and achieving dreams, finding your own call on earth, identity crisis and recovery, humanity to dismantling of politics, to solutions of tracing and finding our innerself. In the Dreams Mislaid 50 poems book about life, Cyrus poetry’s intention is to teach and enligten people, especially the new African middle class, how to invigorate their identity from the status quo thus creating a new African self image. He uses an easy poetic English language for that group to understand their new roll. He thus created free poems that can easily be read, consumed and grasped by this prior group. Another aspect for his simple free word poems, is to attract a global readers group who love African Poetry. The reason for this is that there is a need to advise the new world generation on what issues they must understand, adapt to, abandon, or step up to in order to move to their personal emancipation.
The 50 poems of life and about life have acted as the questions, answers and solutions to the writer’s own life. He this expects Dreams Mislaid poetry poems book to teach you everything you need to know about life. The poems are meant to serve, enligheten, teach, advise and warn you about life as well as on life. Cyrus resonates that the fact that we are all living on earth, we all share, dwell and face the same universal rules of nature, except that they affect us in different nuances, find us in different countries, places, cultures and time. He hopes that the 50 poems about life in the Dream Mislaid poem book, will be able to inspire, guide, guard, warn, strengthen, encourage, advise and teach you about life in your own moments on earth. Cyrus expects that after you have read “Dream Mislaid: 50 poems About Life” book, you will discover, learn and be revealed to the silent hidden knowledge of the world. After discovering that knowledge and applying it to your own life, you will be able to live a good complete life. Living a good life also involves that one must align him/herself with the laws of the universe because we are all connected.
by Wallace Runnymede
This brief collection of dark and twisted poems lays bare the sombre heart of woman-hatred and neuro-hatred. In order to oppose the Patriarchy and the Neuriarchy, an education in feeling is required, and not only an education in intellectual ratiocination. The problem is men, and the problem is medical chauvinism and assimilationist ‘Neurodiversity’ alike.
by Multiple Authors
KENTUCKY REVIEW (ISSN 2376-9920) is an annual anthology of literary work published online at www.kentuckyreview.net throughout the year. Contributors to the 2015 issue include Stephanie Bryant Anderson, Diana Anhalt, Anne Babson, Pam Baggett, Rebecca Baggett, Bobby Steve Baker, Mary Jo Balistreri, Roy Bentley, Bryce Berkowitz, Adam Berlin, Nancy Bevilaqua, Rose Mary Boehm, Ace Boggess, Kathleen Sheeder Bonanno, Z. Z. Boone, G. F. Boyer, Jesse Breite, Kristene Brown, Jeff Burt, Elizabeth Burton, Roger Camp, Jessie Carty, Kevin Casey, Alan Catlin, Yu-Han Chao, C. M. Chapman, Kelly Cherry, Michael Chin, David Chorlton, Joan Colby, Douglas Cole, Ed Coletti, David Colodney, Gayle Compton, Nick Conrad, J. L. Cooper, Ken Craft, Barbara Crooker, Dede Cummings, Jim Daniels, Jim Davis, John Davis, John Davis Jr., Gen Del Raye, William Derge, Lynn DeTurk, Benjamin DeVos, Heather Dorn, Michael Dowdy, Phillip T. Egelston, Brian Fanelli, Amy Fant, Andrea Fekete, Jenny Ferguson, Rupert Fike, Colon Foxworth, Katherine Frain, Marc Frazier, D. Dina Friedman, Trevor Fuller, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Michael Gaspeny, Karen George, Joe Giordano, Adam Gianforcaro, D. A. Gray, Barry Harris, Matthew Haughton, William Ogden Haynes, Dixon Hearne, Richard Hedderman, Dianna Henning, Gretchen Hodgin, David Brendan Hopes, Paul Hostovsky, Kurt Hunt, Joseph Hutchison, Ronald Jackson, Mike James, Susan Johnson, George Kalamaras, Susan Doble Kaluza, Debra Kaufman, Ami Kaye, Gloria Keeley, Robert Lee Kendrick, Robert King, Michael Koenig, J. D. Kotzman, Jennifer Lagier, Lori Lamothe, Rustin Larson, Sean Lause, Eleanor Levine, Denise H. Long, Helen Losse, Denton Loving, Richard Luftig, Veronica Lupinacci, Al Maginnes, Jennifer Martelli, Joshua Lee Martin, Jo McCreary, Matt McGee, K. A. McGowan, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, N. T. McQueen, Ken Meisel, Todd Mercer, Bryan Merck, Jay Merill, David Mihalyov, Devon Miller-Duggan, Thomas Mitchell, Arthur Nahill, Will Nixon, Angie Crea O’Neal, Martin Ott, James Owens, Elaine Fowler Palencia, Lee Passarella, Tim Peeler, Teresa Peipins, Mary Petralia, Alice Pettway, Cathy Porter, Steph Post, Marjorie Power, Bill Richter, Amy Riddell, Ron Riekki, Marissa Rose, Rosemary Royston, Leslie M. Rupracht, Terry Savoie, Jan Zlotnik Schmidt, Jason Sears, Dahlia Seroussi, Danny Earl Simmons, David Sloan, Ian C. Smith, Ronnie K. Stephens, Anders M. Svenning, Wally Swist, Mark Taksa, Dylan Taylor, George Thompson, Michael Tugendhat, Jay Udall, Milla van der Have, Donna Vitucci, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Vrenios, Connemara Wadsworth, Robert Walicki, Court Walsh, Lisa Weiss, Jill White, Kelley White, Harold Whit Williams, Martin Willitts Jr., Jenni Wiltz, Pete Wingard, Shannon K. Winston, Guinotte Wise, Francine Witte, and Gerald Yelle.
by Mackenzie Cole
Everyone thinks Augie is a weirdo except for her dog – after all, she slips away to work on her lattice of tree forts, dresses like a chimney sweep, and has imaginary adventures after sneaking off from school. But when she dozes off high up in a tree and finds herself falling, something unusual happens – SHE DISCOVERS A SECRET WORLD LONG FORGOTTEN.
Inspired by the novels from my childhood, I’ve put together a rough draft telling Augie’s epic adventure. I’ve tried to fill it with magic-not just the sort that only happens in stories, but the strangenesses of those books we loved as children, and also the lessons about how to better live in the world. My goal is to spend the year revising Augie’s story into a crisp and polished book.
I think I have something with Augie. She’s brave, and I’ve written her story to encourage younger folks to pay attention to the natural world and be able to discern how certain ways we have of seeing threaten that world. Rather than pitching her story to publishers or sending it out to never hear a word back, I want to share Augie in a way that engages people as I do it. Rather than relying on men behind the curtain of the publishing world to make a declaration about the appeal of this book, I’ve come up with a new idea that puts my writing in your hands. If people like the story, it continues. If not, oh well.
Here’s the plan: I’ll release new sections each month as the same Kindle book based on downloads. If you want to see more of Augie’s world, you can download the latest release and encourage your friends/family/social media connections, etc to do the same. Buying it is a vote for me to keep going and once I get 100 downloads, I’ll re-release the book with the next section by the end of the month. After another hundred, I’ll re-release it with another section and so on (I’m shooting for at least 10+ pages per release). If you want to keep up and you’re not a Kindle Unlimited member, you’ll have to keep buying the book after each release in order to get the new version. However, once I finish, anyone who bought Augie along the way can get a full digital version by going to www.facebook.com/augiebook and messaging me. If you message me, no matter what, I’ll make sure you get the book, however far I take it, for just that initial $1.
If you want to do more, just visit my patreon page: www.patreon.com/canner
If people get behind it, by this time next year I should have a complete first draft that I can release in print and you’ll have helped me accomplish a dream, plus Augie’s story will be there to hopefully help push us toward a better way of being. I know that’s a lofty ambition, but I also know this world needs us to be lofty if we want to stem the looming disasters.
KENTUCKY REVIEW (ISSN 2376-9920) is an annual anthology of work published online at www.kentuckyreview.org throughout the year. Contributors to the 2014 issue include Jeffrey Alfier, Shawn Aveningo, Mary Jo Balistreri, Ruth Bavetta, Brian Beatty, Sandy Benitez, Nancy Bevilaqua, Byron Beynon, George Bishop, CL Bledsoe, Rose Mary Boehm, Ace Boggess, Jesse Breite, Richard Brobst, Jeff Burt, Jefferson Carter, R.T. Castleberry, Alan Catlin, Chelsea Cefalu, Sherry Chandler, David Chorlton, Sara Clancy, Chloe N. Clark, Joan Colby, C. Cleo Creech, Jim Davis, Michael Diebert, donnarkevic, William Doreski, Robert Eastwood, Richard Fein, William Ford, Joshua Gage, Bill Glose, James Grabill, M. Krockmalnik Grabois, Lori Gravley, William Greenway, Pat Hanahoe-Dosch, Sarah Hina, Katherine Hoerth, Karen Paul Holmes, Paul Hostovsky, A. J. Huffman, Henry Hughes, Joseph Hutchison, M. J. Iuppa, Mike James, Carole Johnston, Laura M Kaminski, Collin Kelley, Clyde Kessler, Philip Kobylarz, Jennifer Lagier, Marie Lecrivain, Helen Losse, Bruce McCandless, Jennifer A. McGowan, Bruce McRae, Jacqueline Markowski, Todd Mercer, Scott Minar, Anderson O’Brien, Anne Britting Oleson, Shawnte Orion, James Owens, Scott Owens, William Page, Jimmy Pappas, Lee Passarella, Tim Peeler, Frederick Pollack, Connie Post, Stephen Roger Powers, Ken Poyner, David Radavich, JC Reilly, Jonathan K. Rice, P. R. Rice, Mary Ricketson, Katherine Riegel, Ron Riekki, Peg Robarchek, Susan Rooke, Don Schofield, Judith Skillman, Eric Steineger, Tim Suermondt, Victoria Sullivan, Alice Teeter, Alarie Tennille, Aden Thomas, Allison Thorpe, Jill White, Dana Wildsmith, John Sibley Williams, Martin Willitts, Jr., Jeffrey Zable.
by Lydia Buzzard
I believe in reserving the most romantic form of literature for only the most intense romances. Dylan was one of those.
In fourteen poems, I will walk you through the short-lived, game-changing relationship that dictated my transition into adulthood. These are memories I captured in the moment, in iPhone notes and Word documents that, looking back, told a story pretty well. It’s a story of finding a friend, falling for him, then leaving him behind to chase a better future. This is losing him and missing him and trying to replace him. These are the bandages I used to cover the wounds until they finally healed. These are Poems About Dylan.
by Dale John Kanera
These are the poetic musings and observations of life and its trials from a romantic, honest, joyful yet real perspective. The feelings we have during our stay on earth, along with the inevitable ups and downs, can be complicated and simple. They are explored and shared here in gentle, eclectic and partial prose.
by Miranda Beall
To my beloved sister, who passed away at 55.
by Maria Lento
I hope these poems inspire you to feel that there is always a rainbow at the end of the storm, and that life is meant to be lived to the fullest. Never give up!!!
by Michael Forester
A bardic epic fantasy in rhyming Old English, an allegorical masque of good and evil in an Authurian tradition.
Rebekah, daughter of Merlin and noblewoman of Albion has been driven to madness by the murder of her lover Vidar. In her torment she bargains with the Prince of Demons to turn her into a dragon. Once transformed, she seeks to take revenge upon her father, Merlin, whom she is fooled into believing is responsible for Vidar’s death.
Behind the subterfuge stands Oberon, Captain-King of Elves, who cannot foresee the devastation his jealousy and unrequited love for Rebekah will unleash upon the world of Gaia. Its salvation depends upon Merlin travelling back in time to find a pure hearted warrior, Lady Attie, who, together with Michael, seer of Albion, must take the Sleep Stone from the gates of Hell to persuade the dragon to sleep. But if they are unable to return the Stone to the mouth of Hell in time, the demon army will awaken and ransack Gaia in a war that will destroy its existence. Time is the solution to Gaia’s destiny – but only if the gods of Asgard can find a way to stop it.
Dragonsong is a unique epic fantasy that explores fundamental themes of good and evil, jealously and revenge. Woven together with a gripping and powerful plot, the pattern of the language, the musicality of the form and the profound emotions invoked carry the reader to extremes of human experience and capability at both its best and worst.
by C. L. Griffin
A small collection of heartfelt poetry.
by C.L. Griffin
A collection of poems inspired from living and knowing the Lord.
by Lisa Hargrove
Born in Rockford. Not UNDER a rock, but IN Rockford, Illinois. I was soooooooo glad Mom decided to move to Texas when I was 3 months old. I would have been here sooner, but I couldn’t quite drive. Graduated High School a Married my High School Sweet heart. That lasted only 4 years total. Then as a blessing after getting divorced in 1994 I got a gift in 1998 named Mykaila Beautiful Red haired, Blue eyed baby, without a husband. Raised her by myself. I am a bipolar mum, which isn’t always easy. So, I have decided to write down my thoughts to explain my world to others.
by Musa Gift Masombuka
Have you ever felt that the world inside you is building up into a bitter taste? Has life to you seem to be very promising but at the end the ends couldn’t meet? Have you been spiritually abused? Is life starting to become your worst nightmare and the people closer to you seem to be invisible because you are too absorbed in your thoughts? Is your rosy garden filled with thorns, that pricks at you every time happy moments strike? Is life to you becoming more like a daydream dressed like a nightmare, wishing that you could one day wake up and find the storm all over? Are you suffering the emotional torture and life to you has started to be meaningless?
How do you feel? Do you have some magic moments you would like to share but do not know how to express them in words? Are you a cupid spreading love to others and want to express it more in a poesy way? Are stuck in a middle of a love struck and would like to get over it? Do you have reminiscent memories that are sheer than the shining moon and beautiful like the night sky full of stars? Life can be wonderful sometimes.
Are you still struggling to forgive and forget about the apartheid leap that has drenched the blood of fellow South Africans? Have you travelled and lived in your friend’s souls and would like to express your emotions about what you experienced? Are you a man of nature and has a thing for the animals and creatures? Do you appreciate your life and very thankful for as long as you breathe?
Have you seen the struggle of life? Those horrifying moments when everyone has turned the back on you and felt like you are in your own planet of troubles and helplessness? Have you ever sat down and looked at life from a different angle and see things that not everyone could ever see? Has that helped you enough to can confess that you understand life much better?
Poetry marks one of the shortest ways to express thoughts and emotions, it has been divided into a wide of ranges where writers express themselves in different emotions and situations. Poets put their pens on the paper to console their emotions and also to send us an important message about their experiences in life, they are our messengers of life. Poets and writers have always been regarded as the titanium towers because their souls are undefeatable for they find healing and rehabilitation in their writings. Writing also serves as a big part of the rehabilitation process.
No matter how you feel, this book is designed for you with emotions and moments to share. MY WORDS IN VOLUMES: Emotions Of A Poet has been written for everyone with a troubled soul. It is a book that will help you deal with all your solutions by healing your soul while making you strong. It is again aimed to teach you the important lessons of life and prepares you to all the walks of life. The poems has been carefully selected and well penned for you to get the message while healing your broken soul.
by Muhammad Asim
DR. Allama Iqbal was born on 9th of the November 1877 in Sialkot modern days Pakistan. He got his early education in Sialkot and went to Germany for higher education; he got his PhD degree from Germany, where he got the company of his great teachers SIR THOMAS ARNOLD and FRIEDRICH HOMMEL.
DR. ALLAMA MUHAMMAD IQBAL was a great philosopher, a PH.D scholar, an intelligent lawyer and a respected politician of the sub-continent. He is considered to be one of the greatest Muslim thinkers of all time following the great JALAL UDDIN RUMI and ALI IBN ABU-TALIB.
His poetry and writing gave new dimension and cause to the Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs of the sub-continent which eventually led to the independence of Pakistan and India from the British rule back in 1947.
He writes most of his poems for the Muslims of the world and forces the Muslims rulers and leaders to unite for peace and prosperity of the Islamic world.
His poetry and thinking impressed the people of sub-continent so much that they unanimously gave him the title of THE POET OF THE EAST.
Allama Iqbal is the national poet of Pakistan. The Iranian also claims that he is a Persian and hence they also considering him their national poet officially. Allama iqbal is also the national poet of the Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The national anthem of India is also written by Allama iqbal.
Iqbal died on 21st April 1938 in Lahore, Pakistan
â??’ the departed melody may return or not!
The zephyr from Hejaz may blow again or not!
The days of this fakir has come to an end,
Another seer may come or not!”
These were the last lines of Allama iqbal in the hands of his servant on the early morning of 21st April.
by Monsur Choudhury
This is the ‘hope’, the hope in that a collection of poetical rythmic stutters in life lessons that may be learnt.
Simply it can be lessons in outwardly giving direction in story form.
Simply it is through experiences told in story form.
Meant as lessons and others in humour at a situation.
It is made from me thinking how I have been and how my baby could be.
Humor, theatre in life lessons, experiences to be yet to come across, guidance in a parenting nature. Most importantly engaging the mind and to nurture exploration of young spirits and minds and keep them interested in reading and carrying on exploring the world of imagination.
I hope whole heartedly it can be of some useful substance over form and form without form just as water is free flowing in so many of the implicit emotions that we do hold, everyone holds, and starting this in our young minds.
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