Look at my beautiful book “I Find You in the Darkness” subletting shelf space with #mayaangelou at @barnesandnoble in Marietta Georgia. 😮
Thank you @a.sheawriter for sending me this pic and making me feel even more gratitude for the #writers in this community that support me and encourage me daily.
Any writer on social media will encounter difficulty in having their words shared if they don’t have support from readers and the writing community.
And while you can’t please everyone all the time... you can be true to yourself, and you can let your words speak volumes.
It is my hope that my writings provide a measure of comfort in those who identify with their meaning.
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and your compassion. Always, you are so compassionate in your messages to me!
I am grateful and so blessed. And... I will keep on thanking you and expressing my gratitude for your support. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ______
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More pics. A Poet’s Life.
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In the still of the dawn
As the night sounds fade
The early birds wake
singing the songs of the morning
As morning comes, dead
things fade like the night...
Crawling down into the earth
Losing strength, lying still,
Still as the sun bleached bones...
They wait for the night to rise
But some live on my dark side
Giving strength to the hunger within...
The eternal struggle between light
and darkness rages on inside my soul
Who will win? Will it be the monster...?
Long before the Invention of refrigerator, spices played the main role in food-preservation process, which made it a valuable commodity, especially for Europeans. That was the time when The Age of Colonization began in 15th Century.
Some European countries and kingdoms started their voyage to find the source of the spices in the Far-Part of Asia. One of their destination was Indonesia, which was known for the spices, such as nutmeg, pepper, clove, and tobacco. Thus, with the presence of colonial government, Indonesia came into one of its darkest period in its history.
It took around 350 years of struggle until Indonesia, represented by Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta, proclaimed its own independence on August 17, 1945—that is today, 73 years ago. .
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, INDONESIA(NS)! 🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩
For an overview on geographic condition of Indonesia, check this video:
For a glimpse of political situation nowadays in Indonesia, check this video:
To give you an image on the situation in Indonesia during colonialism era, please watch “Banda, the Dark Forgotten Trail” (2017), a documentary film by Jay Subiakto.
We all end up in here, and for me, that's enough. The unity of desperation is a state to begin or end things, and in brightness, the glare disguises. I hide within sight. These terrible lights are the consequence of delinquency. Only a florescent friend will tell you what she sees. But there’s a beauty in it one who isn’t here doesn’t notice. The first glance is the delusion we think everyone in the room, everyone, sees. In the mirror, someone else shows us who we are. The look we give whoever's there is strange and pressed at first, but four eyes tell the story of a stronger thing that hides inside. We need to see it if only here. It isn’t the look we carry around. Less polite. Less open. Who smiles at the mirror? Maybe a sexy smile but sit at the bar and do that psycho. Not real life, no, but the truth. Deception hovers at the birth of most niceties. We shed that shit in here. These goddamn lights reach for the soil with a chill never touched, and we step up and take the challenge every time until we see the things we want marrying.
•Maxine in bathrooms.