Welcome to the 26th edition of The Saturday Symphony. This is a monthly feature with its roots in giving back to the blogging community.
You can peruse previous editions HERE
To many, this March is somber
with all the growing global grumbles…
Yet to others, March is solemn
of Christians and Lenten sacrifices…
But to some, it is celebratory
March madness, award season, births, weddings, and the like…
So in this month’s edition, may we peek into conflict
peel into faith’s consummacy
and prise open joy’s collections
For rarely is any time fully bad, or completely sad
Unsulliable, or unsavable
Thus this symphony,
may we peer in between the lines
March’s five featured posts
The behaviour of successful long term partners.Keepers of life by Anita Vij
Before her plane intersected with that of other people, she was just another pebble on the beach…Journeying by Paensunplugged
Trust me, pain is no stranger of mine. I know what it feels like to be broken, because I’ve been broken…Pain by Garima
I see you every morning
in the form of the golden rays of the sun…I love you by Jane Aguiar
Odetta was an American singer, actress, guitarist, lyricist, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement…Odetta by Tao talk
BANG! BOOM! CRASH!
The sounds that wake us
Fear and belongings we stash
Yet nothing is enough
Neither food, water, nor medicine
Nothing except survival
Survival is everything!
Hate rains upon us from abandoned skies
Yet we cannot hate that much
so we hold each other
and love even more
PONDEROUS THOUGHT PROMPT
This month, pick a base emotion like hate, love, jealousy, despair, joy…
and delve deeper into it, giving us an intimate view of that emotion; going in between the lines.
You can use art, any form of writing or media.
Pingback to this post and drop a link in the comments so I can visit, and feature you in next month’s symphony.
Lonely catholic boy
or so you may seem
Yet rarely do you feel this whole
nor do you lay yourself this bare
Sharing your deepest secrets
Thoughts and feelings you never knew were even there
Acknowledging stubborn faults
and embracing hard solutions!
Yes, the therapies of Lent
A new year’s true beginnings
February’s ponderous submissions
There are no submissions from last month’s feature. I completely forgot to advertise this in my posts since then. But thankfully, I’m in the mix of promoting my debut novel(going live this Monday 14th March)
So I’ll go ahead and use this space to share about the book(there’s always a positive side);
REALMS OF THE MIST
Be it born to darkness and sacrifice,
or be it raised amidst love and hope;
for those who dwell under light and freedom,
and those who are shackled to ways preordained,
the cruellest curses stem from our greatest blessings.
And yet some are cursed, so that others may be blessed.
Kamau is born to a people who repress all emotion, but his first experience of grief shakes the foundations of all his beliefs. It thrusts him on a journey for answers, and ultimately pits him and a few unexpected companions against an ageless power.
If she told you she were happy, you would not believe her
If she showed you, then maybe you would
But many fake happiness
Smiles that do not reach eyes
Laughter too loud and too strained
And Shares for the sake of Likes
Yet still this faking brings some happiness
joys derived from hope
or grins to spite the agents of sadness
Her faked smile is a ghost of one she once had
She coaxes joys long gone, but not lost
For beneath this superficial happiness
is the memory of true joy
And she will fight her sadness
with any weapon she can find!
And thus, I will not judge her!
Hope you enjoy this.
I’m still unable to use my usual graphics but soon I will.
Don’t forget to try a hand at the Ponderous thought, in between the lines,
And feel free to check out the featured links.
Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.
P.S I’m posting this on Friday evening EAT because I might not be able to do so tomorrow, but if I can, I’ll repost it then.