Writer’s Quote: Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Writer’s Quote: Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with Joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty everyday. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, ‘Yes’.

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from inside when all else fails.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.


This is my submission for Writer’s Quote Wednesday. The above poetry/Prose is titled THE INVITATION and was written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.  I hope this week’s submission inspires you as much as it did me. I’m not going to add any more words to the above piece because I believe, the prose on its own speaks for itself. Till next week and have an inspiring weekend.   

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Writer’s Quote: Rupi Kaur

Writer’s Quote: Rupi Kaur

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Let’s take the above quote from the perspective of a writer, it would go something like this:
What’s the greatest thing a writer should learn? That since day one, they already have everything they need within themselves. It’s the world that convinced them they did not.

There are Certain people who’s sole aim in life is to diminish others spirit; to crush them and break their dreams. Yes, these people do exist and whenever we look to them for validation, we’re simply making their job or rather hobby, easier.
The point is, we shouldn’t need validation from anyone in order to chase our dreams. We shouldn’t wait for someone to read our stories and tell us, “this is going to be a best seller” before we actually believe and go ahead and publish it.

If we survive on people’s flattery, then we will die from their criticism and writers should not be like that, we are better than that. We are a group of people gifted with the talent of spurring emotions into words, of turning sorrows into humor, of creating a reality otherwise deemed surreal. We are the people who with simply a pen and a paper create a world, others can barely dream of.

We cannot expect the world to believe in us if we do not believe in ourselves. There is a saying- believe you can and you will. For anyone reading this, I want you to know that you have everything you need within yourself, don’t let the world convince you otherwise.

This is my submission to Writer’s Quote Wednesday (for which I am super late).

Dreams and Maybes’…

Dreams and Maybes’…

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You are the best thing that ‘s ever been mine

Maybe someday I’ll get to send this to someone and mean every word of it. Someone who’ll appreciate and reciprocate a similar feeling. But if it doesn’t happen, then that’s okay. Life wasn’t meant to be a fairy tale in the first place. We gain some, we lose some. Sometimes, dreams do become a reality, other times, they remain what they are- an illusion, fantasy.

Maybe someday, he’ll come, sweep me off my feet, maybe he won’t. Maybe he’ll be everything I have ever dreamt of, maybe he won’t be. And maybe, just maybe, there wouldn’t be a he. Maybe it’s just going to be me. Living and thriving on my own, dusting my cold cellars and being my Prince Charming, at the same time, my Cinderella. And at the bottom of it, maybe there won’t even be a me anymore- that’s also a possibility.

In any case, I aim to spend the rest of this unknown possibility being the best version of me, dreaming my dreams and hoping for victory because in the end, a life well lived is equivalent to all the dreams achieved and to those dreams that lay beyond in the oblivion, like, having a Prince Charming, having the best thing that’s ever been mine, to them I say-

I’m glad I lived a life positive enough to have such dreams and if someday, the sun rises and there isn’t a “me”, I hope that someone, somewhere will read these words and go- “darn, she lived the best of her life” and if not, then I can dream that too. That’s the best thing about dreams, anything is a possibility in that realm.

This is me saying, go on dreaming, go on living and know that you are perfect enough to handle being both your Prince Charming and your Cinderella. It is an amazing feeling to say to someone “you are the best thing that’s ever been mine” but what’s more amazing if being able to say it with conviction to the person we see when we look in the mirror.

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You never did…

You never did…

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Did you ever love me,
Ever thought that we could be?
Was I blinded by delusions,
Couldn’t decipher fantasy?
Was there a moment in time,
When you thought “she could be mine”?
Was this really just a game,
And I a pawn in your chess play.

I broke my heart by loving you;
I tripped and fell- over you;
You saw beneath- the dreamer In me;
And fit it into your script.

I’ll wait for the wounds,
You burned to heal;
I’ll wait for my heart-
To be at peace;
I’ll weave out my dreams,
Into reality;
And show what a dreamer,
Can accomplish.

Maybe you never loved me,
Never thought that we could be;
But that’s okay- now I love me,
And indeed, that’s all I need.

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S- Someday,

S- Someday,

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Someday, she knows-
She’d wake up at dawn;
Shrug her shoulders,
And find the smile
That’s been hiding.
And someday she knows,
Undoubtedly-
The sun will shine
And she’ll feel pretty good;
And someday she knows,
She feels it in her bones-
She’d stare at the mirror,
Proclaiming- so long old soul.
And run her fingers,
Through the depth of the sea;
And race through the mountains,
Forgetting every single thing.

That day is not today,
She also knows undoubtedly;
But someday maybe tomorrow
And that’s all she needs.
One more day of hope she whispers-
Laying to sleep.

M- Mama’s Poem

M- Mama’s Poem

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Gave me love, gave me light
Showed me to live, taught me how;
Made me cry, made me smile
Taught me to walk with my head-
Held high.

Told me earth, was my stage;
Impossibilities lurked not in my fate;
Chase your dreams with all your heart,
Stand tall and I’ll always be-
By your side.

If you fall, rise once more,
Live life humbly and without pride;
Don’t look back, my dear, it’s behind;
Those were the words of a-
Loving heart.

Love you showed me can’t be replaced;
Lived on your words every single day;
Thank you Mama for everything;
You truly are an angel, taught me-
To fly…

B- Believe in Me

B- Believe in Me

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All those times,
Spent searching,
Wishing, hoping;
To find that one-
Who’d proclaim,
With integrity, sincerity;
To all that’d listen-
The words she needed,
The courage she sought for,
A sentence to wrap up
Make her, headstrong;
Someone to say-
I believe in you.

All she found-
empty, broken promises
Words said, unkept;
Reality- a farce;
Prince Charming- a lie
And it was then, the picture-
The story, the scenes,
It all clicked;
Her prince, she found him
Been there all this while;
She was her charming,
And she exclaimed
with all integrity;
Loud and proudly-
I believe in Me;
And she meant it.

Writer’s Quote- Yasmin Mogahed

Writer’s Quote- Yasmin Mogahed

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There are many pieces that make up our lives: moments that make and break us. Moments that raise and shape us. Decisions we make to hold on, or let go. People who enter our lives and leave us changed forever. The ones we love, the ones that hurt us, or heal us, or leave us. Sometimes, we don’t understand these pieces- or even despair over them. It’s only when time goes by and we look back, that we suddenly can see our whole life like a perfectly designed puzzle.

Don’t be afraid of the puzzle piece you are in now. It will fit perfectly… Just like the rest. How could it not? The designer is Perfect.

                   –Yasmin Mogahed

For writer’s Quote Wednesday, I decided to submit this quote I found by Yasmin Mogahed because I think it’s something we all can relate to. This life is a puzzle piece and for many of us, it seems incomplete and imperfect too. But here’s the thing, Of course it’s imperfect; life itself is an incomplete puzzle and with everyday and every challenge, the puzzle piece gets one step closer to becoming complete. I haven’t seen an incomplete puzzle piece that looks perfect too. So also life, as we go through this journey of completing our puzzle, it would seem like an imperfect one. When all is said and done, and we take a deep breath and glance back, then, we would be able to fully grasp and appreciate the perfection of it all.

On a last note, and even though this is unrelated to the quote above, I feel the need to share it; as a reminder to myself first of all, and also to everyone else who has a dream:

      “If it is worth dreaming about then it is worth doing. Do not give up on your dreams“.

She Was; She is-

She Was; She is-

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She was a dreamer, a screamer;
A liver, a lover;
Naive in a bubble;
Steam off a cooker-
She was a smart ass, a talker;
A singer, a fighter;    
A cryer, dramatic;
Rude and annoying-
She was a little girl with siblings;
In trouble, too often;
Funny and loving;
Through childhood, always running.

She was a dreamer, with less voice;
A liver, not loving;
Innocence now fading;
An ice she’s becoming-
She was a smart ass, deluded
With dreams, lightly rooted;
Religion, a burden;
A flower, not blooming.

She is a dreamer, a liver;
On water, a surfer;
Surviving the high waves;
Atop all the rocking-
She is a smart ass, a talker;
A fighter, with calm words;
Religion, her solace;
A flower, now blooming;
A little girl, who’s made it.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly writing challenge: “Ice, Water, Steam.”

Writer’s Quote Wednesay!!

Writer’s Quote Wednesay!!

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I know, it says Writer’s quote wednesday and today is well, Saturday. In my defense, it was all school work that caused the delay. Okay, so for this week’s writer, I chose Louisa May Alcott. One of the greatest writers that ever lived (In my opinion). Her book “Little Women; Good wives” resonated with me and still, to this day, my heart beats a little softer at the thought of it. This is another book I believe every girl should read.

As writers, we all have our goals and aims. For some it’s to create a New York Times best selling novel and for others, it’s to get at least 15-20 blog likes on a chapter. Still, these are dreams we have and wishes we hope come true, regardless of how realistic or unrealistic they seem to other people. But how many of us strongly believe that we can achieve these dreams?

Those who wish upon stars do so because they believe that the wishes would come true. The same goes for writing. Wishing and believing go hand in hand. We shouldn’t just wish for things to happen or for books to become hits or to complete those daunting chapters; we should also believe with everything bone in our body that the chapters would be complete and the books would be hit. The combination of dreams and Belief works wonder in writing and every other aspect of life as well.

So, how about we make new resolutions with better intentions 😉 ? To not just “wish” for our works to be successful but “believe” that they will be. To not just wish for our writings to get better but to the passionately believe that they will get better.

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If you’d to participate in Writer’s quote Wednesday or would love to read more inspirational quotes, then head over to Silver threading where she is hosting this event.

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Till Next Time 🙂