shayarisms4lovers June18 219 - 30 Best Love Poems And Quotes By Instagram Poet Nayyirah Waheed

30 Best Love Poems And Quotes By Instagram Poet Nayyirah Waheed

Make your heart sing and your eyes water. Nayyirah Waheed is an Instapoet who shares her insights and thoughts of the world through poetry she shares on Instagram. With over 460k followers, and more than 100 posts, she’s taking words to the next level and changing lives. There is something to be said with a person who has a way with words, particularly poetry. Poetry has ways of touching the soul that make us quiver with delight, fear, or sadness. Poetry is power, and a woman with a pen is a force to be reckoned with.  One of these forces of nature is the healing power of poetry. Waheed, an African-American, infuses a raw simplicity into her works, that is deeply touching and insightful. Every poem is fueled by complex human emotions yet written so minimalistically, making her works so touching. Most of her works touch upon the topics of love, identity, feminism, and race.  According to Jet Magazine, Waheed has been named one of the most famous poets on Instagram. Despite this, many aspects of her life are left a mystery to us because of the reclusive life she tends to lead. She began writing at the age of eleven […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 87 - 25 Best Quotes By Poet Marc P. Robinson That Will Leave You Heartbroken & Inspired

25 Best Quotes By Poet Marc P. Robinson That Will Leave You Heartbroken & Inspired

Sometimes, it’s easy to be more supportive of and loving to our friends and family than we are to ourselves. But love goes both ways, and no one knows that better than writer and Instagram poet, Marc P. Robinson. His poetry and quotes seem to reflect his deep understanding of how important it is to cherish love in all of its forms. So, if you’re ever in need of an inspiration fix or just a reminder to live your own life, do your own thing, and always make room for self-love and self-acceptance, Marc P. Robinson’s poetry is the way to go. 1. Learn to forgive yourself again and again. “Whether he knew it or not, the life he lived was his penance. Punishing himself, for what he believes are his sins. Consciously or subconsciously, he creates the world he lives in. Never believing that he is deserving happiness, deserving joy. His self-destructive nature, in his eyes, and his eyes only, is justified. Everyone is deserving absolution, but he needs to understand, that he is the only one able to forgive himself.” – Marc P. Robinson 2. Dare to find love again, even when your heart has been broken. “You are […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 90 - 40 Quotes By Poet J. Iron Word That Remind You That You're Worthy Of Love

40 Quotes By Poet J. Iron Word That Remind You That You’re Worthy Of Love

I’m just going to come right out and say it: You are worth so much more than you’re willing to give yourself credit for I know, it’s hard to build yourself up and actually mean it. To stand in front of the mirror every morning and repeat a positive affirmations and a mantra of self-love, or to put yourself first even when everyone else around you is asking for help. It’s hard. But how come being nice to ourselves is so much harder than being mean? Why is it so much easier to list off all your weaknesses instead of appreciating your strengths? We often convince ourselves — or are told at a young age — that we’re only whole when someone loves us. But that someone many believe has to be another person — it can never be ourselves. We think we need our “other half” to be complete and happy in life because, somehow, this other person is supposed to save us. Having someone important in your life is, well, important, but that other person isn’t the only way to make you whole. You have to learn how to see strength and love within yourself before you can open your heart to others. You probably […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 219 - Free Verse: Tame the Fire

Free Verse: Tame the Fire

In this free verse poetry, “Tame the Fire.” In this free verse poetry, I was a six-year-old girl. My family lived on a farm in the countryside of Hayden, Id. It was a perfect Saturday, the weather was cooler, we were heading into fall. It was perfect for burning trash in the old barrel on the side of the old shed. I was watching my brothers burning trash when something horrible happened. Life can change as quickly as a shift in the wind. I’ll describe through words in poetry. Free Verse Poetry: Tame the Fire At five and seven what did they know of fire? Nothing until that day. Sticks and a barrel of flames. Of fire that eats flesh, leaving you like a sun-dried raisin. Running, and laughing with fire, it loves the wind and cloth. It eats cloth. It ate my brother’s leg. He ran screaming, running from the flesh-eating fire. I ran too. I ran to get mother. Mother was “the fire tamer.” Mom threw him upon the ground, like a rolling pin. Rolling him back and forth, like she was rolling out bread dough. Bread she would make every Saturday. Mother snuffed out the flesh-eating fire.

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 75 - Free Verse: Life Among Stars

Free Verse: Life Among Stars

In this free verse poetry, “Life Among Stars.” A subtle night of observing, the sites and sounds of nighttime talking. The eyes and ears. See and hear the stars stirring, a sky sharing a night show. White shooting lights speak in the darkest of night. I feel words rising a canvas surface. Free Verse Poetry: Life Among Stars Star’s radiant shine: dimmer. Then bright. Still, I watch. Even among the black. Too much delight here. A striking meteor fire of white glitter. Furred wings flutter for bugs. Owl’s soft who are you. Coolness collides. Goosebumps rise. I settle to the distant hum of wheels on pavement. September night, a warm merlot. I listen and owl hoots.

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 118 - Free Verse: Hibernation

Free Verse: Hibernation

In this free verse poetry, “Hibernation.” This poem is from an observance of watching children from day to day and how the seasons play a role in their behavior. I believe the seasons have voices and stir the changes in one’s soul. Watching children throughout the year provide lenses for me to view not only the reactions that have offered inspiration but to experience life through their eyes. Free Verse Poetry: Hibernation Hidden inside the groping, fingers of fall, besides, the old Pinewood apartments we stand to wait for the yellow bus. All year their excited voices rise and fall like the changing leaves. But here, they are quieted and still. On the cusp of winter, cold air penetrates like piercing ice sickles in a foot thick of snow. I insert my hands to the warmth —Melting shivers, to the prickle of the wind, and thankful for how peaceful they are, capable of silence. Sometimes I think there is another place where life, cannot change us. Each day we inhale and stop as the yellow bus rumbles and grinds itself along with pavement. The sun crawls from tree to tree and dances across, the frosty green slivers. The earth spins in the grinding […]

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shayarisms4lovers June18 296 - Micro-Poetry: Emotions

Micro-Poetry: Emotions

A micro-poetry, “Emotions.” One of poetry’s amazing abilities is that in the words, one can exchange feelings from one person to another—between poet and reader, alive at one moment, or could be 10, 20, 30 years of age, across many languages and cultures of the world. In addition, a poem can convey our most powerful emotions, which the poet writes about so passionately in lines, painful moments, happy moments—those hold mystery—filled with sunlight in one essence, rain in another, and then, maybe, filled with words that come from a person who is silent in suffering. A micro-poetry and digital art piece of example. Micro-poetry: Emotions Although the rain falls abundantly here, sunlight also leaks  through the open windows of this dilapidated apartment.

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 12 - Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

In this urban daily haiku, “Changes.” Water…Rippling at the motion of movement. A quiet beach front and gray skies. Perspective is hung in the clouds. Pause is the granules between toes. The thousand moments of prayers, words laced with wisdom, and hopes break through the clouds of change. Peace is the answering. An urban daily haiku on a perspective of our challenging times. Urban Daily Haiku: Changes look through reflection a thousand moments of pause perspective changes What is a Haiku Poem?  A Japanese poem which can also be known as a Hokku. A Haiku poem is similar to a Tanka but has fewer lines. A Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 262 - Micro-Poetry: Deep

Micro-Poetry: Deep

A Micro-Poetry, “Deep.” I always appreciate the depth of the one’s soul. And how we can either diminish (breaks into small pieces) or how we can exceed expectations, all is determined by the depth of our strength and passion we hold inside rib cages. Micro-Poetry: Deep Every time she is at the park, The trees start to weep, wishing they weren’t so tall, cause her love is so deep. What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.

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shayarisms4lovers June18 258 - Free Verse: At the Age of 10, I was a Bird

Free Verse: At the Age of 10, I was a Bird

In this Free Verse Poetry, “At the Age of 10, I was a Bird.” I wanted to share an experience of my first time flying with my father, he was an aerial photographer and pilot for the air force. It was a thrilling adventure for a child of age 10. Hope you enjoy this little free verse poetry and digital art piece! Free Verse Poetry: At the Age of 10, I was a Bird. I, at the age of 10. Got the chance to be a bird. Or at least feel like what it was to fly, to soar. My father had purchased a Cessna 150. A two-wing contraption which held our life. At the sound of tires on pavement, grinding stone against the rubber, And then, my gut being pulled down into toes I am like a small bird, taking off into the unknown. My father pointed out the window. My throat gasped. My eyes seeing below I saw things go from big to small within seconds as we flew higher and higher into the blue. I thought I was looking at a 10,000-piece puzzle. So many pieces. Little odd shapes of green, oblong shapes of water, and squares. […]

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 44 - 25 Quotes By Instagram Poet Jo Boniszewski Will Inspire You To Rid Your Life Of Negativity

25 Quotes By Instagram Poet Jo Boniszewski Will Inspire You To Rid Your Life Of Negativity

Isn’t it so easy to get caught up in all the negativity of life sometimes? And what’s even easier than letting yourself get caught up in all the negativity in today’s world is using negativity to fuel your relationships. That’s where the best quotes and poems by Instagram poet, writer and transformational coach, Jo Boniszewski, come in. We’re all guilty of being too negative at time, including me. It’s so easy to just complain about the bad things and totally overlook the good things. But why do we do these things to ourselves? Is it really so bad to look on the bright side of things? No, it’s not! And sometimes, changing our outlook on life to be more positive IS easy, we just need a little inspiration. Reading Jo Boniszewski’s poems feels like you’ve been given a completely new mindset about life and love; that no matter what happens. There is always a way to turn around and find your happiness again. And if you think that people are crazy when they say that kindness and happiness are contagious, then maybe you’re the crazy one because reading Jo’s poetry makes me believe that it is. Love is beautiful and life is full of potential, and while […]

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Instagram Poet Liz Newman Love Quotes

25 Stunning Poems By Liz Newman Inspire You To Love With Everything You Have

Photo: Instagram: liz_newman_writer You never realize how important your home is to you until you’ve grown up and gone on to bigger and better things. You might not even leave your hometown, but when looking back on all the work you’ve accomplished, it’s easy to realize that where you grew up made at least a small impact — whether it was a positive experience or a negative one. For writer and Instagram poet Liz Newman, this is definitely true. Growing up in a small town in Ohio might not seem like a big influence, but for her, home is important to who she is. And while she may not write about the Buckeye State, it’s still a part of her identity that she isn’t going to let go of any time soon. “Hope Between Heartbeats” available in paperback and kindle edition. Have you gotten your copy yet? Order through the #linkinbio Thank you again to @mreddie_g for the photo. #hopebetweenheartbeats #liznewman #goodreads #books #bookstagram #reading #bookworm #poetry #herheartpoetry #bymepoetry A post shared by Liz Newman Writer (@liz_newman_writer) on Jan 15, 2018 at 7:01pm PST   Liz has always been drawn to words — be it poetry, song lyrics, or poems — and […]

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