From mother to son…

When I think of the world
Of all I love and cherish
It all stems to that one moment
When I held you, without a single blemish!


Your smile, your eyes, teeny little fingers
Holding on dearly, capturing my thoughts
Blanking out everything, all the love you brought!


Dear little thing, never forget
You are my heart
Bound together from the very start!

Happy 16th my baby boy! ūüíô

©Chriselda Barretto

‘Dreams & Dew’- Book Review

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This Read Was an Enjoyable, Learning Experience for Me

on 9 November 2018

This is the third Chriselda Barretto book that I have finished in less than a week and I am pleased to tell you that it was an enjoyable, learning experience for me with its poems and their storylines and all. I truly found this book entertaining and suitable for my reading tastes I am so happy to recommend it to you to go ahead and order it for your Kindle collection right now. The poems here are multi-themed, with elements ranging from romance to thriller to inspirational. In all honesty, I have found a poetry book (here) that mirrors my own books that I have written and published. Just to give a preview of what I liked from this book, here are a few quotes or lines that I am sure will help you make your ultimate decision on buying it for yourself or your loved one for this upcoming gift-giving holiday season this year!

‚ÄúRaindrops falling from eyes/ teardrops falling from the skies/‚ĶPain to bring joy/ Happiness to lead to suffering‚Ķ‚ÄĚ I found the subjects in these lines to be opposite of each other, yet they are so true which shows Barretto‚Äôs amazing wisdom and insight.

‚ÄúUnder the bright moonlight/ cometh she out her mound/ skin glistening like/ little shimmering diamonds/ yearning for love and affection/ always facing rejection‚Ķ‚ÄĚ This has dual meanings for me. There is the mermaid from Andersen‚Äôs fairy tale and then there is the man/woman who faces rejection when they just want love and affection therefore it is forbidden love‚Ķ

Other poems and prose in this fascinating and magical book of Barretto’s are obviously influenced by her ethnic heritage’s Hinduism where she mentions names of deities of that religion throughout the book and it’s all so beautiful to my reading tastes. (I like it when someone has vast knowledge of his or her multicultural background.)

There are also poems that tell stories of romance and love that I am happy to inform you to have inspired me in my own plans for my third poetry collection. I tell you if there is a poet out there that has a fresh voice and point of view right now for me it would be Barretto here. I love how she manipulates the structure of her poetic lines to make them rhyme with each other, that to me, is talent and yes, Barretto has incredible talent. Her English vocabulary level is vast and she knows a lot to give her poems here that professionalism that great poets and writers possess.

I really enjoyed this third book of hers and I wholeheartedly urge you to give her a chance, order a copy of this beauty for yourself to experience her gift for yourself. I recommend this book to all those who love skillful poetry and prose, because you will be amazed by her unique and fresh voice. One final note: I truly enjoyed this work of hers from the other two I previously reviewed because this is art at its best and it has inspired me to write poems that will follow her technique. Good stuff, way to go Barretto!

Buy my books at: https://chriselda.blog/links-to-my-books/

 

An ode to Ms. Aretha Franklin!

They called you the Queen of Soul,
a mighty strong woman who moved souls,
with your voice, full and whole.
Deep from within, heaven on a string
raising our vibration, bringing us all into your ring!

You played your part
achieved from an early start.
The first woman you were to be inducted
into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
One of the world’s highest tokens, given for music and the few elected.

You showed us Gospel
with your vocal abundance,
had you us all glued
feeling life through your songs, your rhythm, your blues!

We lose another legend,
a true shining star sent,
who stood tall over sixty years
your beauty, your voice you lent.
Miss you we will dearly, even repent!

Thank you Ms Franklin,
made you proud
each and every Afro-American.
Demanded you a lil respect
for each woman, an important aspect.
Reached wider still, always sober
feel your loss, touched our hearts
the world over!