She Be a Poet ~ Fortune Favours The Faithful

Artist: Kathrin Honesta

Hearts and minds played with,
greedy digits strum a callous tune,
melancholic, I feel cheated now,
lost without red, too blue!

Injustice stabs my soul and hope,
life, in all its capable glory patiently hovers,
waiting to settle in freedoms net,
the view from there is like no other.

Beds are broken, made by unfair tools,
structures formed in secret corners,
heavy, deep in muddy playing fields,
united in harmony through disorder.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2021

She Be a Poet ~ Hand on Heart

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How do you sing a love song,
when the words are hard to hear?
Long are the hours in winter,
a lonely sofa and ice-cold beer.

It’s all good, that’s what people say,
a statement that hides sad truths.
I plead with fictional characters,
assailants jumping from roof to roof!

Lives and lies entwine, lovers fooled,
twisting over tight shoulders to be heard.
Crippling imagination, mind, allow me to be,
out of gas, I’ll walk now, keep on moving to be free.

Undaunted, deep-rooted will resides,
solar plexus awakens; senses alert.
Intuition transpires; my heart in warm hands,
guiding me truly when no one else can.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2021

She Be a Poet ~ Aphrodite’s Daughters

Artist: Victoria-Rivero http://www.victoria-rivero.deviantart.com

She loved the colour lilac,
Engagement gemstone,
Restricted wedding ring,
Mum was far from home,
Yet somehow she fit in.

Kindness came so easily,
Nurture her middle name,
Brown eyes fixed on the ocean,
Dreams lay far beyond,
Would life ever be the same?

Dark-haired beauty landed,
Her sisters holding hands,
Tightly they grasped,
Nails scarring skin,
Nervy of the promised land.

Island breeze altered,
Its warm touch replaced,
New island unsociable breeze,
Aphrodite’s daughters,
Committed unshakeable grace.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2021

She Be a Poet ~ Roses Grow in Essence

Photo credit: www.wattpad.com

Precious souls looking down,
Illuminating light,
Their tranquil tones good company,
Deep into the night.
They loved me in my lifetime,
They love me now they’re gone,
Watchful unwavering protection,
Melodic, soothing song.
I smell sweet roses where I walk,
I see them, full bloom, ruby red,
He grew them in the garden,
So much pride, peaceful bed.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2021

She Be a Poet ~ 10 Thousand Steps

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I write this on a Sunday, a hotter than expected day heat on my back,

10 thousand steps, my legs felt them all in the woods, deep in muddy tracks.

Hazy sunshine reflection caressed the still of the water,

Divine familiar presence, an angel guiding my steps – I am her daughter.

Nature’s arms are open wide, I feel her, brave I snuggle close to the wind,

Setting cloudless intentions, the universe is listening –

negativity dumped in the bad vibes bin.

Selenite is glowing, protective crystals circle round,

They bask in moonlit hopes and glories, tender energy finally found.

10 thousand steps to here and my heartfelt words,

There is nowhere that I cannot move, winged intentions, free as a bird.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2021