She Be a Poet ~ Unclouded Mind

Artist Credit: Shira Barzilay

When the hard rain quits,
fought with the heroism of the sun,
puddles of despair dry, kind weather,
healing has begun.

When the unruly wind diminishes,
losing its power and flex,
stillness fortifies the mind,
welcoming what will be next.

When the shady clouds scurry,
tail between formations and lies,
the view is crystal clear now,
temperate in salvation,
the forecast?
A fair goodbye.

© 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 – Little Boat

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Still waters appear in sunlight, I made it through treacherous waves,

Aqua peaks reached hidden Gods, the only way is up.

The boat that I sail on, battered to its core,

I sailed you all around the world and back once more.

Ocean grey left far behind, the roar, its voice unkind,

Playing tricks with words of battle, they penetrate my mind.

I fight back in my little boat with everything I have,

To find the cove of crystal shimmer, a resting place for a while.

Gripping hands of the sea, shook me without warning,

You tried yet failed to drown my faith, I remained proud.

Little boat drowned by waves, it breathes, the air it finds,

A will to sail, strong oars that push, dark dangers to the side.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2015

Super Hero Or Super Human? The Role We Play

For as long as I can remember, I have been mesmerized by the silver screen. For me, films are not just a way to fill a couple of hours before I go to bed or watch because Sunday is a rain filled wash out; I’m not complaining, a good film somehow shuts out the dark and gloomy weather better than any double glazed window. Film genres are endless and the smallest idea transformed on the big screen will live forever.

The Super Hero knows all about living forever and uses his or her special powers to fight their adversary saving a world that could have been doomed! Great if you have an imagination as wonderful as the writers of these fantastical scripts and makers of these blockbusters. However, there is something misleading about Super Hero’s, sorry to disappoint but it’s highly likely that the powers they own have been made up for your enjoyment only, they don’t really exist but Super Human’s do.

Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford, in my opinion, epitomizes the Super Human. He doesn’t wear a cape flying from one damsel  in distress to another, no extra sensory perceptions to hear the cries of people trapped in a burning building and he doesn’t turn green or quadruple in size when he is enraged. The one thing Indie does have is strength, I’m not speaking of the strength that can lift a car with one hand but an inner strength that all believers have.

This strength comes from will alone and the knowledge that some things are worth fighting for. No one really wants to fight as this implies struggle and inevitable confrontation with forces that hold you back or stand in the way of your dreams and visions; but what about the good fight? For the greater good. My interpretation of the greater good is doing what’s right for everyone including yourself; or at least something that won’t cause damage or trauma.

This notion and action is not about power but empowering yourself and those around you. No twisting of arms or tactical games, no mind altering substances to give you that momentary edge or hide-away and no guilty conscience to bare. If what you wish for isn’t hurtful to anyone there is no reason why you shouldn’t, at your own pace, try to achieve it. This strength is the most respected, adored, admired and commended by anyone watching your biographical story…an epic in the making.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2014

“But choose wisely, for while the true Grail will bring you life, the false Grail will take it from you” – The Grail Knight

Indiana Jones – The Last Crusade