New Found Love

J Brenda Lanyero
Posted September 12, 2020 from Uganda

I heard them say it

I over heard them a second time

And I knew they would talk about us again

Sisters! they were talking about us, our love

Each time I came to World Pulse with a heavy heart

The welcome and applause from encouragers free my heavy chest

Which never make me to hesitate for a bit

For I am not at all disappointed

For I know at once I can always shout here

Because you will never shut me up or send me away

The encouraging words are medicine and sweet smelling flowers

to my wild draining thoughts

Which make my stomach quiver

But I am now bold and encouraged!

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Busayo Obisakin
Sep 12
Sep 12

Hello Brenda
And I am so encouraged by your words! World Pulse is where you can always pour out your mind, Our love continues Sis! Keep soaring!!
Love
Busayo

J Brenda Lanyero
Sep 15
Sep 15

Hello Busayo. Am glad you are encouraged.
Thanks for reading.

Kike
Sep 12
Sep 12

Yessss, Your lovely poem has me smiling, sister Brenda. World Pulse is a safe space where you are always heard and encouraged. Thanks for sharing :)

J Brenda Lanyero
Sep 15
Sep 15

Hello Kike. Yes, it is a safe place. Thank you for reading.

Nini Mappo
Sep 13
Sep 13

Hello again J Brenda,
Indeed you are embraced, and you can shout and vent, because there will always be words to embrace you, and to remind you that you are not alone. Thank you for writing this for all of us. It captures the spirit of WP so beautifully.
I hope you stay sparkly as healing flows :)

J Brenda Lanyero
Sep 15
Sep 15

Hello Nini. Indeed it is the spirit of world pulse. Thanks for reading.

Wow, dear JB, these words resonate so much with me! Like Busayo, I am encouraged with your poetry. I miss you, dear! It's so nice to hear from you again! Thank you for writing this piece about World Pulse and the two other poems. You've encouraged us today!

J Brenda Lanyero
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thank you so much Karen for reading. You encourage me too...most times!

Shirin Dalaki
Sep 27
Sep 27

Brenda,

I love this poem. Thanks for sharing.

Shirin