Beryl Eyes | #Poetry #Poems #Prose #WritingCommunity

Beryl Eyes
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Once upon a perfect moment
I saw heaven’s gemstone skies
and quickly I came to find
my own dreaded disguise;
wholly dead inside
until I felt your endless eyes
breathing back lucid life
into my heart once crushed and capsized
left to rot and die;
to my sudden surprise
their holy healing power
made a dead phoenix rise;
thus shocked and shaken,
I never realized
how beatific beryl crystals
could be paradise.
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Zy Marquiez ©
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“Life is better with you”.
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Blackburn Bits #3 – Books As Gifts & Friendships | #WritingCommunity #Life #Friends

“Friendship is not something you learn in school.  But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
– Muhamaad Ali

I loved reading the above so much. In fact, just days ago, I told a friend of mine something someone told me once. They mentioned how when two people meet, although they have a lot in common, they might or might not have something in common with YOU on a deeper level. For instance, a shared experience, a shared memory, etc. This is because that requires time, and when relationships (of all types) start, you don’t have a lot of shared experiences, even though you might or might not have common ground.

But, if you do want to deliberately share experiences and get to know what really makes that person tick, ask them what their favorite movie or book is, perhaps their favorite song, and query them about it in depth. Then, you pick what their favorite movie, book, or song is, and GET TO KNOW THAT by heart. That its paramount to understanding them on a deeper level. This is so crucial on so many levels.

I would argue that a book or movie is better to dive in depth with, only because it offers much more latitude to talk about and explore, together, and that way the friendship can grow. If a song is chosen, or many songs, then that’s fine too.

The whole point is that, sometimes, if you really want to get to know someone, REALLY want to BOND with them, you HAVE to make effort. And see, whether or not this is reciprocated doesn’t matter as much as you doing it, because you truly want to get to know that person on a deeper level. Why? Those that will appreciate it will grow with you and get to know you as you, and those that don’t really put an effort in doing something so meaningful with you in the first place, probably were never worth your time investment. Either way, its the approach I try to take when I’m truly trying to get to know people as real friends, and something I urge others to consider as well given how much we can gain from it.
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Best Strangers | #Poetry #Poem #Prose #WritingCommunity

Best Strangers

Sometimes,
friends, make the best strangers.

Sometimes,
strangers, make the best friends.

Noctis Blackburn

Note:

This poem (if you could call it that) is not a sleight on my friends, for they are all each incredible, and I truly mean that. Life being life at times, sometimes, a friend often can’t be there for someone else because they’re at work, or have something important to do, and that’s okay. I wanted to add this to the post, because I did not elaborate at length on Instagram, where I originally posted this, given how you only have a certain amount of space to write, and it’s much faster for me to write this on a laptop.

Even so, this is what’s amazing about the human experience. You don’t have to know someone in any official capacity to impact their life. People that we will never meet will impact our lives in countless ways, often in downright incredible ways, ways that we sometimes can’t even imagine. I elaborated on this in my latest book Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All.

Most often, this impact others impart on you is indirect; other times, this impact is very direct, like you synchronistically crashing into someone like an idiot, which was what happened to me when I ran into someone when I was about to walk out of somewhere because I wasn’t being mindful.

Then hours later, you’ve made a new friend, even though you were on your way out of that establishment. The whole point is that, life being life, even though obstacles will arise on your path, it doesn’t mean everything you face will be an obstacle. On the flip side of obstacles are the more significant moments in life, those that impact you heavily, and sometimes for the rest of the time. In the rarest types, perhaps even lifetimes. That’s just my take on it, and I truly believe that. What’s yours?

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Learning #Writing Through The Feedback Of Practice | #Poetry #Prose #Poems #WritingCommunity

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Tithe To Time | #Poetry #Poems #Prose #Mindset

Tithe
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My heartbeats seethe voraciously
out of my caved–in chest
bleeding raven verses
that sullenly singe my soul,
dragging it slavishly
like a shackled undead corpse,
– a veritable mannequin of the macabre –
through Dante’s 9 Circles of Hell,
driving a sundering spear of sorrow
right through frozen clock
splicing the moment malevolently;
purging emotions, as a tithe to time,
fractured irrevocably, shuddering seismically,
eviscerated morbidly and cleansed cataclysmically,
for every breath wasted.
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Noctis Blackburn ©
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Mom | #Poetry #Prose #Poem

Mom
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The heavens flashed
in shades of lightning,
with Mother nature’s whispers of thunder
caressing the land –
reverberations felt through
the lurid landscape of life.

Thunderbolts soon after
begin painting the countryside
one color at a time, one flash at a time,
with the brightest shades of white
vibrant blue and iridescent purple
all fusion constantly
and crashing from above,
flashing relentlessly
through the night
like X-Mas tree lights,
in a majestic light-show
Zeus himself
admires from above.

Deep in the horizon,
a newfound day looms,
and though the storm
will always end
and remake itself anew,
Mother nature herself
will always smile
for it knows her son above
Zeus, learned his tricks from her,
but at this moment
it was her turn
to steal the show.
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Noctis Blackburn ©
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Stargazing | #Poetry #Prose #Poems #CreativeWriting

Stargazing
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Stepping out into
the cosmic canopy of the night,
the stars pulse rhythmically
to the resounding cadence of the cosmos
as you saliently ponder
the very spirit of the universe
and every single thing
that makes this moment
perfect
every single time.
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Noctis Blackburn ©
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When I Miss You | #Poetry #Prose #Poems #WritingCommunity

When I Miss You

I’m copping and sinking, the months and years won’t matter, see
And hopping and thinking, my wants and fears don’t shatter me.
All those passions we share during quivering light, every time I kiss you
Arose, crashing unfair, alluring shivering plight, every time I miss you.

Noctis Blackburn ©
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The Kraken | #Poetry #Prose #Poems #CreativeWriting #WritingCommunity

The Kraken

Unforgiven be what’s given thee a thrashed induction
Heaven sees the seven seas all smashed in destruction
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Noctis Blackburn ©
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