THE SCENT OF GRATITUDE

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The beckoning of relief amid extremes
overturning the deafening of situations within
Brightening the light of merriness in a deluded whim
Aspirations, proclamations and realization of a new thing
Mostly stuck in a dream
Immortality of desire, satisfaction of positive voices that sing

Suffocating, breathtaking but still it has meaning
Life is strange as the reincarnation of a whirlwind
Fond hearts leap to relate it to more of something, less of nothing
As they dodge disbelief and uncertainty of inexplicable imprints,
They still afford to power a smile on our being
Swallow, choke, rewind

I saw the unmatchable glitters through the broken wall
I suddenly bit my tongue on the verge of lamentations
The warmth and tenderness of a purified soul
released my eyesight from its bondage of afflictions
I almost whistled like the free and immaculate bird out of its hole
It was true, gratitude is the purest form of affection

Warm wishes in this festive season from Poetic-Couture. You are loved :-*

PEN AND PAPER POINT

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When we play with fire, we place ourselves in a momentum of hot spikes. The spikes that confirm the lightness of air, which rises above us to form a cloud of smoke. Our intentions are then consumed with fumes that only we formed and we chock as we reach for the burns that we get from misdirected flames.

We still swing the fire, despite the burns. Desperate for oblivion, we swallow the pain in a bid to make it invincible. But our knowledge is limited because we do not realize that we are overwhelmed.

Forgiveness is an antidote and a pain reliever. It stands for a selfish cause, and not in a bad way. However, it is one of the greatest mountains in the world and to reach its peak, we have to decide and commit.

Even though nature forces us to, we do not need to swallow hard when someone wrongs us. We only need to bite and chew gradually, then it will all be minced inside and excreted to the past. Swallowing hard build a tumor of emotions within us and we are doomed for instability.

In this edition of Pen and Paper Point, we light the “Let Go- Lantern” and set ourselves free as it is lifted in the air to ascend to an unknown place. To a place where our troubles fit. We feature one soulful diva who has a voice that is strong enough to make the White House crumble such that a state of emergency is declared. Yes! Christina Aguilera’s voice means war, war towards music satisfaction. She is one of few artists with valuable pieces of music advice. I would take any from her even if she was sleep talking.

We feature her song “Blank Page” that was written by her as well as Chris Braide and the mysterious Sia Furler. These songwriters captured reconciliation and forgiveness as a double dose of inner peace. I could not agree with them more. We need to release to relax. Built up pressure has no significance in your life. Breathe it out like its hot air.

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I know there’s hurt, I know there’s pain,
But people change, Lord knows I’ve been no saint
In my own way, regret choices I’ve made
How do I say I’m sorry? How do I say I’m sorry?

I was scared, I was unprepared
Oh, for the things you said
If I could undo that I hurt you
I would do anything for us to make it through
Draw me a smile and save me tonight
I am a blank page waiting for you to bring me to life
Paint me a heart, let me be your art
I am a blank page waiting for life to start

Let our hearts stop and beat as one together
Let out hearts stop and beat as one forever

How can I erase decisions I’ve made?
How do I go back, what more can I say?
All that remains are hearts filled with shame
How do we say we’re sorry? How do we say we’re sorry

I was scared, I was unprepared
Oh, for the things you said
If I could undo that I hurt you
I would do anything for us to make it through
Draw me a smile and save me tonight
I am a blank page waiting for you to bring me to life
Paint me a heart, let me be your art
I am a blank page waiting for life to start

Let our hearts stop and beat as one together
Let out hearts stop and beat as one forever

I’d go back in time and I’ll realize
Our spirits aligned and we’d never die

Draw me a smile and save me tonight
I’ll be your blank page waiting for you to bring me to life
Paint me a heart, let me be your art
I am a blank page waiting for life to start

Let our hearts start and beat as one together
Let our hearts start and beat as one forever