THE MIND IS NOT A SHRINE

Ibrahim S Bangura
Posted July 15, 2020 from Sierra Leone

Poetry has helped me discovered myself after 21 years of  darkness and sorrow. One of the things poetry writing has helped me with is to let go the past. The future inspired me to write this piece 'The Mind Is Not A Shrine' .I am dedicating this poem to all of you here. I want you to challenge your past today and make a way for the future. This poem was published by Praxis magazinehttp://www.praxismagonline.com/the-mind-is-not-a-shrine-by-ibrahim-sorie...

The mind is not a shrine Where sorcerers and their seekers Store their worries I can see from your sad body That the floor of your mind is dirty Pick up the crumbs of your pain Caused by this life And throw them outside Let your mind be a blank piece of paper Light in weight and unlined Clean the tears from your beautiful face Your eyes should not be a fire farm Red with disappointment From love, work, business or education Do not let anything dent your dreams Failure is beautiful It is a stepping stone To reach your destiny Be a carrier of hope If you are sad find a song to sing Sing it in your mother’s melodious tongue To help set free the stress within The mouth is yours Wash your mind of worries and make it clean The future is not sick; it will not die If only you let the mind be a mind And not a shrine

This story was submitted in response to Men & Boys.

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Hello, Ibrahim,

I knew it! You're a poet. I could tell by the way your paint imageries through your play of words. Congratulations on the publication!

Please be inspired to write more. Use that magnificent gift. It's great to know that writing poetries help you heal. May your poetries become a piece of healing to your readers as well.

Thank you for sharing!

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 16
Jul 16

Haha! Karen you're amazing! How did you know that? :] Your words are inspiring too, thank you for that. I will keep writing. Thanks to World Plus for given us this space to connect and share our desires.

I observed on how you play with words. Poets usually do that.

Yes, World Pulse is created for sharing our stories. Keep writing!

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 23
Jul 23

:] Karen, you are a change maker, you words just healed and lifted me up as was feeling down this morning.
Thank you!

Arem
Jul 17
Jul 17

Hi Ibrahim,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem and words of wisdom with us! Each sentence was so moving and empowering.
I hope you continue to post more of your poems here and let everyone see the light that is now radiating from you.
Take care.

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 17
Jul 17

Hi wonderful Arem, thank you for your motivational words. I have more for you guys :]

Anita Shrestha
Jul 17
Jul 17

Thank you for sharing

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 17
Jul 17

Anita Shrestha, thank you for reading it!

Chi8629
Jul 17
Jul 17

Thank you for sharing

Millynairi
Jul 18
Jul 18

Hi Ibrahim,
You have a great gift. I have enjoyed reading your poems. Wow! Keep it up.

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 18
Jul 18

Thank you Millynairi. I will do.

Ibrahim S Bangura
Jul 18
Jul 18

Thank you Millynairi. I will do.