Theres a road going left and right, which one would you take?

I am standing at a crossroads with no signs pointing the way; My shadow stretches in front of me from the dawning of a new day; No matter which road I choose to take, there will be no turning back; Whether or not you’re on the path I choose requires knowledge that I lack. One […]

via Standing at a Crossroads — Poems, Lyrics and Stuff by an Average Joe

The picture really sets the scene!

In the wilderness of Maine, in the rhythm of the waves, in rivers of the mountains, a calling to my heart, to my pen, wings lifting with a new wildness in my senses I write the words launching the poem from my spirit. Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

via The Poem from My Spirit — Ancient Skies

So utterly graphic! How does this make you feel?

Written by Jacob Ibrag Black star, who do you think you are? Crickets sleeping in the depths of your crater. We won’t see you coming. Hidden. Crashing into the receptors of our central nervous system. I’d ask for your name and yet this part seems familiar. A cobra chasing it’s own tale. Tail? Tale. Delivered […]

via Tale — Eyes Words

Urdu styled poetry… so underrated… what does everyone else think?

Latest book: The Golden Tradition: An Anthology of Urdu Poetry, edited and translated by Ahmed Ali. I think I can reuse the illo of Babur and Humayun here, since Babur was probably reciting some verse. In Persian, not Urdu, I know. Ali is a great guide– knowledgeable, enthusiastic, tolerant, a font of details. What he […]

via Urdu Poetry — Zompist’s E-Z rant page

Being happy poem

Being happy

happy, smiling, dog, bulldog, grey

Steal the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.
Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
One smile can’t change the world, but your smile changes mine.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.


Just remember the only thing screwed up is the picture in people’s head of how things are supposed to be

Yesterday is today’s gain

Tomorrow is today’s to tame

The past shall not take too much of today

and the future shall teach you who you really are and what you really want

Finding beauty in the most “unlikely” places

People can’t see themselves,
this is why we look into people’s eyes as if they were mirrors,
but their eyes talk about themselves,
not you,
so find beauty inside of you
and let what you do reflect it.