Poetry Reading – Collaboration with Desiri

Desiri and i 2Welcome back to “Love Don’t Fear” stories and collaborations 😊

“I saw her smile” is a story of a girl who keeps searching for love in all the wrong places. I have shared this poem before, but I’m super happy to present you with Desiri Okobia’s rendition of it. Desiri (aka Miss Dee) is the author of “Diaries of a Visionary” and an English Literature teacher. Currently, she is preparing to launch her new book – a wonderful novella I can’t wait to read. In the meantime, however, please enjoy “I saw her smile” as well as Miss Dee’s powerful delivery.

A while ago, I’ve had an encounter with a lady on social media (I don’t know her personally), but she had read the poem and started messaging me about it. She told me: “If you don’t remove this piece from print – I will sue!” She accused me of thoroughly researching her private life to share it through my writings…

Whaaaat?!

Well…

To some extent, this tale may indeed be “hers” – not because I knew about her experiences, but because it is timeless and universal, while the principles it bears are gender-less… Truly, this poem is about (and for) all the girls and women, in all the corners of the world, who ever felt like they needed to be in romantic relationships (bad or good) before they could be whole.

Having said that, I asked Desiri why she picked “I saw her smile” – she told me she simply liked the story. So, even if you’re not “a girl who never smiles”, I believe that you’ll enjoy the narrative within the poem. As always, you’ll find drama and pain and all that stuff here, but ultimately it is a one woman’s journey from darkness to light.

FYI, “I saw her smile” can be found in my recent Poetry Collection “Love Don’t Fear”, so please go ahead and pick it up on Amazon if you like what you hear.

Please enjoy the YouTube video below and let me know your thoughts.

Just don’t sue – I haven’t been spying on you 😊

I See You. Unbroken. – Poem

I hear you…

You have a beautiful way with words

Such an able mind you have,

And yet it’s so sad

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I see you…

Broken faith, broken dreams

Broken body as it seems…

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I feel you…

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I don’t know you, but I do

I’m so human… just like you

I’ve known pain for many years

I believe it rhymes with ‘tears’

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In my world…

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Poems, prayers, sermons helped

When I hurt so much I yelped,

And when pain was lingering –

Chronic, constant, deep within

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I see you…

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Unbroken. I see you unchained

It is not a word, but I C U unpained

Free from all your tears

And those wasted years

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I see you…

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I see you unbroken

I see you unbound

I know you are lost

Yet, I see you found

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In my Father’s Heart –

In your Father’s Hand

Unbroken.

Just Say “Yes” Already.

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Image from clipartkid.com

This post is about the importance of knowing how to receive. It’s about forfeiting that bad pride which makes you go without, all the time.

Is it needful to write about that? You might ask. Well, I think so. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite independent and often forget that I do need others. I’m used to doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, all by myself. Though not always without a fuss. 😉

I was travelling, by air, when this very educational scene played out in front of my very eyes. A Spanish speaking flight attendant offered to carry an older man’s luggage. The man had two small bags and a laptop with him, but refused to accept the help. He confidently stepped out of the plane carrying his load, all by himself, down a very steep stairway. The attendant had not even finished expressing how orgulloso (proud) the man was when a huge commotion started all around us… You guessed it. The proud man (and his luggage) tumbled down the stairs. This was a fall with a bang, which looked very dangerous – especially for someone his age. Everyone rushed to make sure he’s okay, and thankfully he was. Phew! Yet, the whole situation could have been avoided easily…

Soon after the fall, a fellow traveller offered to help me with my bag, so I could focus on keeping my small kids safe. They were travelling with me, by the way. I was just about to say ‘I’m good, thanks…’ when reminiscing the other man’s fall, I heard myself saying ‘Yes’ happily. I graciously handed my bag over to the friendly stranger. We all went down the stairs and lived happily ever after… You know what I mean.

Why is this story so important though? Well…

If you don’t know how to receive you’ll miss out on opportunities.

Don’t be too proud, or too ‘orgulloso’ if you’re Spanish-speaking! Learn how to receive good things from good people, and from God. There are good things waiting to be given… to You! Yes, You. Heck no, I am not talking about being a freebee hunter. Just don’t miss out on genuine help when it’s due. Ask for it and accept it when it’s offered. Doing so graciously doesn’t mean you’re weak, and it might even save your life, one day…

Give HELP and know how to take IT.

Know how to Receive from Your Nearest & Dearest. Know how to Receive from Friendly Strangers too… Share Your Life & Your Load with others.

Just Say ‘Yes’ Already. You know you want to. 🙂

‘The Most Beautiful Poem’

You are the most beautiful Poem

That has never been written

You just are & are & are…

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No beginning and no end –

Each word perfect & declares

Love for me & humankind… More Love

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I don’t tend to write your praises

My lines cannot match your Greatness

But I see & know that there is not one above.

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You are the Most Beautiful Poem

I did not write You.  You wrote us…

I am Yours. Yes, I know. I am Yours!

You are Mine.

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Tribute to the One Who was,

Who is… and Who is to come.

‘Soul food misunderstood’

Dear all,

I hope you are well,

I’ve just realized that one of my articles has recently been published by ‘Defying Mental Illness’ blog to which I contribute as a guest blogger.

Soul food misunderstood (click on the title to read) is quite a revealing article. In it, I share about my past messes – particularly eating disorders, failed diets, vanity. 😞

WoW! This girl’s had some issues! However, I am more than happy to share this one & other stories with you in a hope of being able to help somebody… There definitely is a happy (ongoing) ending to my stories…

P.S. Do check out the other great articles published on the blog…

Enjoy & be seriously inspired 😆