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Featured Poetess: JAYNOBO JAYMES

For the entire month of April, in honor of National Poetry Month, we offered weekly themed prompts for the poets, and chose "Best Entries" for the chance to be published here on ILA. Each week, we also feature an offering called "Anything Friday", sort of like a "free day", where poets can pen anything that comes to mind, be it a poem, or quote or micro short story/passage or their own visual arts, as long as it is their original and unpublished work. This beautiful poetess hails from Papua New Guinea and is quite the talented writer, chosen as "Best Entry" in three of our April prompts and two of our "Anything Friday's." We offer the prompts as a way of keeping the minds of writers, fresh, and free of "writer's block."


"Gazing At Moon From Balcony"

Gracefully you light up the dark sky A knight on a mission Guidance from above for the inhabitants of the earth As I sit at night on the balcony A sight easing the tension of my mind Lost in you as I admire the view I reach out to you up, up and away I sail Into the silence of the night Away from the busy traffic of my life Into the peaceful atmosphere out in the galaxy with you Let me be your helping knight tonight Shine in the dark for those who can not see their way in life Let me be the moon for them. © Jaynobo Jaymes


"A Brighter Tomorrow" Mother Nature embraces us with nature's best each new day. The sunshine, rain, day, night, plants and animals You and I placed on earth we have dominion over them So let's do what's best to live our lives longer on earth. Stop the war, let's live as one big family. Control the winds of technology sweeping out land, cutting trees And killing its inhabitants. Build parks and gardens, preserve flora, fauna and marine life by controlling ships, sailing through the seas. Peace to the world, its inhabitants. Stop destroying lives for greed and pride. Soon, we will see all that God has given us, lost in civilization. Plant a tree today. Place plastics in a bin. Do not pollute the sea. It starts with you and me. © Jaynobo Jaymes


"Let it Be - Truth is Beauty"

Though the book so colorful, the cover is not deceived The outward groom that catches each turn of the head as eyes melt a sigh Your day turns into everlasting rivers of tears and mourning Beauty steals but kills if it's just for a catch to capture your heart even for a day When all warmth and unstoppable emotions settle at the bottom The true colors emerge from the core, leaves you a slave forever Dumps you into the dust of a trap set by self A heart of compassion embraced with God's agape love is the heart Though it may not be attractive outwardly, it's wroth to live a life with such For true love comes directly from the core. © Jaynobo Jaymes


"The Reason I Smile"

The dawn of a new day sneaks over the valley Met by nature as it draws nigh to me Bump into me at the front door Hands a soothing breeze So cool and fresh Into my face Fresh free clear air I step out into the world So cold, so dusky, so lonely it looked Amazed at the pitch drab surroundings I stumble and fall on the lawn Reality dawn that I just paid a visit to Mr. Past Shutting the door on him Mr. Valentine came by with roses But I sadly missed to catch sight of him While busy in the dark past of my brain Cheerful voices Sail into my mind My children, my love, my life Though no roses today, I have a reason to smile.

© Jaynobo Jaymes



Sleep caught up with me Rented a room at my place Sun up still sleeping © Jaynobo Jaymes

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