Vagabond

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Posted September 21, 2020 from Philippines

I went to your village,

Uncommon it seems

Shelters were built with

Visions and dreams

 

The walls, made of prose,

Sculpted with letters,

Crafted with care by

Women trailblazers

 

Voices raised flags 

From various countries

To break the bondage

Of tragic poetries  

 

'Tis a safe space

For brave storytellers

'Tis the haven

Of kind encouragers

 

I was a vagabond

Vying for vacancy

Finding a place to

Unburden my journey  

 

You opened the gates

With welcoming trust

Held my hand, and said,

" Sister, come live with us!"

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

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Andrace
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hi Kaye,

Creative! Wow!! You're gifted!!!

That's our sisterhood-World Pulse. So aptly described.

Loving hugs,
E. J.

Haha. I'm so amused with the word "gifted", dear E.J.. I struggle to write poetry. But thanks for appreciating! Thank you for the encouragement. Hugs.

Nini Mappo
Sep 22
Sep 22

Hello no longer vagabond Kaye,
You surprise again, because you said you didn't write poetry. This one flows like a river!! I read the first stanza and I could anticipate WP.
I love the 'vagabond vying for vacancy', because v is such a beautiful sound to alliterate.
But I also love
"Shelters were built with
Visions and dreams" because it makes one feel safe, and that if sheltered by visions and dreams, there's no opportunity to be mundane.

I hope you write more poetry, because you officially, CAN!! Go Kaye he he hee:)

Hello, my beloved KareNini,

Yes, I'm no longer a vagabond. Haha. I tried. I was inspired by the entries submitted here. I didn't even know how to punctuate the verses.Haha.

You're so sharp and smart, dear. Yes! You got those right.

Ohhh. Haha. I will try to write more. Poetry is like a painting. One can appreciate the art, but doing it is a different story.
Thank you for the encouragement!

ANJ ANA
Sep 22
Sep 22

wow how beautifully expressed the World Pulse . lovely my sister Karen
best, anjana

Wow. Thank you for appreciating, dear sister Anjana!

Sinyuy Geraldine
Sep 23
Sep 23

Hello Karen. I too know this village. I think it's World Pulse. Thank you so much for this beautiful poem that immortalises World Pulse. It's a global village. I didn't know that you were such a great poet. Congratulations. Keep writing darling sister.
Hugs

But of course we live in the same village, dear sister.

I'm so amused. Haha. I surely am not a great poet. I struggled to write this piece. I was inspired to try poetry after reading entries here. I don't consider myself a poet though. But thank you for your compliment! I am encouraged.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Sep 24
Sep 24

Hahaha, you're already a poet. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Keep writing.

Dawn Arteaga
Sep 23
Sep 23

oh Karen - love this poem so much! so beautifully said! you are masterful with words, my sister!

Thank you for appreciating, Dawn! Aww, you're so sweet, my sister.

Ironclay
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Karen,
Wow! It's beautifully and creatively written! I read it over and over again and just love the whole of it!.
I want to live in this village, where "Shelters were built by Visions and Dreams."..."Crafted by Women trailblazers."
Women can do great things too! You're brilliant!.Looking forward to more of your works.
Kind Regards,
Ironclay

Thank you, dear IronClay, coming from a poet, I take this as a compliment. I love that you are sending encouragement, dear. Please join us at our Encourager Party this September 25, 2020. Please register here: https://bit.ly/EncouragerParty
Please check your timezone here: http://bit.ly/EncouragerPartyTimezones

How to see you online! Thanks for encouraging!

Ironclay
Sep 28
Sep 28

Dear Karen,
Trying to dig in what seems like an old well, I feel like going to a world of inspirations! Thanks for inviting me in your party. I'm just sorry I read it late and wasn't able to join. But, I'm looking forward to join the group of encouragers..
Kind Regards,
Ironclay

Metiege Noel Eve
Sep 24
Sep 24

Thanks for sharing. Such a lovely piece.

Thank you for appreciating, Noel. Please join us at our Encourager Party this September 25, 2020. Kindly register here: https://bit.ly/EncouragerParty
Then you may check the timezone here: http://bit.ly/EncouragerPartyTimezones

Hope to see you!

Shirin Dalaki
Sep 24
Sep 24

Dear Karen,

I love you poetry, it is so original and so soothing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Shirin

Leonida Odongo
Sep 27
Sep 27

Dear Karen,

Beautifully written .More energy!

Best
Leonida

Tarke Edith
Sep 28
Sep 28

Wao
Sister Karen you are creative all round.
Thanks for sharing.

Millynairi
Sep 30
Sep 30

This is a very good one Karen. So nice! Girl, you are so gifted! The Creativity in you is just so amazing! Yes, World pulse it is! Thanks sis for sharing.

J Brenda Lanyero
Oct 03
Oct 03

Hello Karen.
This poem is simply beautiful. I love it as it makes me fall more in love with world pulse <3

Guzel Majidi
Oct 11
Oct 11

proud of you Ms. Karen. It was wonderful.