Nominated: The Sunshine Blogger Award!

The Sunshine Blogger Award!

This is the Sunshine Blogger Award. My nomination comes by way of Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy. Please, please, follow her blog if you haven’t already and like and comment on your wonderful poetry. Always a joy to read her inspiring and positive words!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new bloggers to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Questions for me:

  1. What is your proudest accomplishment?

The next one.

  1. What makes you laugh the most?

Inside jokes.

  1. If you met you, would you want to be your friend and why?

I don’t know if I would want to be my friend. But I do wonder what it would be like to be loved by me.

  1. What do you like most about yourself?

I’m losing my laugh lines. Because only I frown these days. (I’m joking. Not joking. Joking.)

Being serious, though. I look much cuter in person than pictures. I never can get the right angles or lighting to look like myself much. A curse and a blessing, perhaps.

  1. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Soft pretzels.

  1. If you can be anyone else in the world, who would you be or would you be yourself? (please explain)

I don’t want to be anyone else. I’d just be a better version of me.

  1. Who is your hero?

I don’t have any heroes, per se, but I admire a great many people who are free thinkers and create art dangerously.

  1. What motivates you most?

Haters. Negativity.

  1. What did you want to be when you were small?

Writer.

  1. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

Spend the day laughing with the person I love.

  1. Would you say you are resentful or can you let go of things easily?

I wouldn’t say I let go of things easily, but I don’t have any addictions whatsoever. Nevertheless, I am a very resentful person, but there are some caveats to it. If I am resentful toward you, that means you have hurt me hundreds of times (almost to the point that it seems you have no regard for human life) and I can no longer forgive or forget. I am very easy-going and it takes a lot to get me mad, like you have to literally walk all over me for like a year or more and then I might get angry. But if I’m mad at you I might never get un-mad. Ever. Even in the next life I might stay mad at you. Perpetually mad. Always. In fact, I’ll resent until the end of time and even after it re-begins. Yet, I really envy people who can let go of anger so easily. It’s a marvelous joy to find that. And a very respectful thing to do.

Note: The opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of the writer of this blog.

Questions For My Nominees:

  1. What super power do you wish you had?
  2. If you could visit one planet, which would it be?
  3. Which foreign language would you like to learn?
  4. When is the last time you vomited and why?
  5. What’s the first movie that made you cry?
  6. What’s the most memorable book you’ve ever read?
  7. What era would you choose to live in if you could?
  8. What place would you first travel to if you could teleport?
  9. What’s your opinion on fate?
  10. How would you spend 100 million dollars?
  11. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?

My Nominees:

11 great people who want to answer these questions. So many blogs out there to shout out, though. Here are a few:

michnavs

crimsonposy

Chris Hall

Lisa at Micro of the Macro

Ashi Joseph

Yin

I’m missing           my yin
No longer am I at peace
Just       i n      p

                             i

                                 e             c

e

        s

Drifting  slowly   away    from    light
Half my soul has                 departed

If yin is    earth     darkness       cold
Why do I feel colder since you left?

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Thanks to Bree Leto for writing the companion piece to this. Check “Yang” out here: https://secretthoughtswithin.com/2021/07/03/yang

High (Song Lyrics + Song)

[Verse 1]
I’m not that high
I’m not that cut and dry
But I don’t like grey
That’s all I wanted to say

[Chorus]
I know that everything you are
Is what I need
And everything you are
Is what I dreamed
So every time you say that you love me
I fall a little deeper in love, it’s true
It’s true, I fall a little deeper in love with you

[Verse 2]
You look so high
Your smile could reach the sky
You don’t like grey
That’s all you needed to say

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
We’re going around in circles every day
But it doesn’t have to be this way
If all we want to do is run and play
Then we should, then we should

I keep looking into your eyes and seeing the sky
I keep looking into your eyes and wanting to fly
I keep looking into your eyes and feeling so high
I keep looking into your eyes and, baby, I’m high

[Chorus]

[Bridge 2]
You make me so high
You make me so high
I’ve learned how to fly
I’ve learned how to fly

[Chorus]
I know that everything you are
Is what I need
And everything you are
Is what I dreamed
So every time you say that you love me
I fall a little deeper in love, it’s true

I think I’m gonna stay in love with you

Out of the Game

By Benjamin Grossman & Ace

I’m out of the game
I think you’re the same
I’m spinning toward your love-shaped energy
From the distance, I could smell our synergy

I’m out of the game
I think you’re who I became
I’ll remember your voice in every phase
As we navigate through this endless maze

I’m out of the game
I think you’re more than imagination’s flame
I saw you in our connected visions
Whispering to let the flow guide decisions

I’m out of the games
I think my mind’s eye still frames
A picture of trust
That no amount of time could rust

I’m out of the game
I think I’ve grown into more than my name
But with your divine trace
I might grow beyond space

I’m out of the game
And never to get back in
But with your graceful aim
I might let reality re-begin

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Another duet with the fantastic Ace! Make sure you check out her blog Fearless Free Soul.

Fucked Up (Song Lyrics + Song)

You kinda love me in a fucked-up way
The way you love me I could never stay
I sorta knew that it would go this way
I never really thought you would stay

I’m just a puppet in your master plan
Had me eating out the palm of your hand
I even wanted to be your man
Nobody else could ever understand

You kinda left me in this fucked-up state
Took for granted everything I gave
If it meant something I cannot say
Our love was always doomed for the grave

You kinda want me in this fucked-up way
Even though you have no plans to stay
It’s kinda crazy how it goes this way
You love so much and then it fades away

It’s kinda funny how it goes this way
You love so much and then they never stay
You love so much and then they never stay
You love so much and then they go away

I loved you so much but you did not stay
I loved you so much but you went away
I love you so much but you would not stay
You broke my heart when you left that day

Nobody else should ever feel this pain
Nobody else should ever feel such pain

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This song went from a very upbeat sounding song to more of a slow song with only four chords repeating, which reiterates the cycle of loss. It’s interesting to try writing something out of your comfort zone. Sometimes trying a different artistic medium opens your mind up to higher creative endeavors. If you can: try to do something totally different with your next piece. Thanks for reading and listening!