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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Dead Poets

The Dead Poets Society
Sucking the marrow from the bones of life
Getting every last drop
Before feeding the worms.
Those squirmy, gnawing beasts.

Carpe Diem
Seize the day
Leave naught behind
on this journey full of sunshine
heartache and strife.

Stand up
Speak out
Use the Dead Poets' words
Use the lessons that life has taught you.

Your best friend dead
Or your son from suicide.
Fix your mistakes.
Stop chasing a reputation
of superficial means

Seek enjoyment,
not fulfillment.
For in joy
comes greatness.
Do as you love
and you shall be
a Wonder
upon the world.

(a response to the movie The Dead Poets Society with Robin Williams)
~Anora Anakaya~
Carpe Diem

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Few New Favorites

So recently I have found three sites that I have absolutely fallen in love with: Hello Poetry, StudyBlue, and StumbleUpon. So, I know that StumbleUpon is old news but sometimes I get behind on the times. It is the most efficient time waster ever. It has helped me find helpful homework links (from those pesty current event posting requirements in history class to links that help me get through reading Hamlet in a timely manner) and has also added quite a bit of humor to my day. So.... Those of you who don't know it, go check it out. Those of you that do, good for you.

Hello Poetry (HP for short) is a place to post poems and get reviews. It has a large community and some interesting features. I've even gotten feedback from one of the staff members! It really is great. I get to read others' works and leave my thoughts as well as get new ideas for my own work. Check it out. Hello Poetry.

StudyBlue is in a completely different direction. It is a site that helps you make flashcards. You can share these flashcards with friends and classmates to help them out or you can keep them to yourself. Currently, it is helping me prepare for a Botany test that I may likely fail. They even have a mobile app for your smartphone! Here their link.

Don't fret about bookmarking these too much. I'll be adding them to my favorite links corner to the right.
Have fun enjoying these lovely sites :)

~Anora Anakaya~

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sometimes I can't wait
until I can get up and leave this ride.
Sometimes I can only see
the green grass on the other side

All you proclaim
is the greenest is here
All you proclaim
is exactly what I do not want to hear.

Take from me nothing
Smother the breath from me
Shut down my living
Kill me ever so slowly

Separate me from all I know
Speak all you wish to hear
Believe your own lies
I'll shut down my ears.

I'm not a puppet to be controlled
I'm a free and individual soul
Soon I'll cut my ties to this place
Soon I'll be allowed to leave

Stop holding me back
let me move on
Stop trying to make this
something it's not.

You're hurting me,
digging claws into my flesh,
and scream shouts of pain
that should come from my mouth.

You shut down my voice
you call me a lier,
a speaker of daggers,
But look at the point of your own sharp words
covered in blood
mucus and bile.
See what you have dragged up from me
and call me toward cruelty
for making you see:

You are no better than me.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I fear the coming age,
the one that leaves the world
discovered entirely.

What will there be left for me
if all great works are finished
but menial tasks of daily life?

The age that comes is fearsome
the stage is sets is tearsome
But leave me not alone

Come with me through these days
Don't leave me due to fright.
I'll live yet through this, as should you

So with me stay
leave me not this day
Without you, there is no meaning at all

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Crying doesn't help, but is sure can make someone feel better. It's too bad I've forgotten how to cry.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I'm frightened to speak and find myself a fool, but I've been told that being successful and being brave comes from not fearing being wrong. But if I falsely speak, I could lose what I hold dear for forever. How could I live with myself then? Shall I bite my tongue? Censure my speech? Or simply speak my mind? Fear has left me indecisive.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Carpe Diem

I'm stressed, tired, frustrated, and falling behind. I have dreams, aspirations, and realizations. I'm through with it all. Forget yesterday, it has already slipped through my fingers. Forget about tomorrow, it will change anyway. Worry about today, right now, this moment. There is nothing else. Take what I've learned about the past, my failures and my successes, and learn from it. But don't apply it to the future. The future doesn't exist. Apply it to today. Today is right here. It's tangible, livable, inevitable. What you did to me yesterday, no longer matters. What you will do to me in the future, isn't of consequence. Today you are here. Today you are a friend. So here I am. I won't leave you today. I can't promise you tomorrow, but today is everything anyway. Today I will seize the day, because today IS the day, the only day.

Carpe Diem.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Moving On

Goodbye old dreams,
Hello new realities.

Why can't I seem
to understand

What was
is no longer.

Friday, October 7, 2011


My heart is breaking
My body aching
and those gremlins
are out to get me.

First they came
when I was scared to believe
now they make me shake
at the thought of losing,
or missing out on, you.

Is it true what they whisper?
Or do I fool myself
by opening my ears?

I'm falling down a rabbit hole
and I'm passing by all these strange things:

The feeling of love
bottled on a shelf
labeled with a sticky-note
Fear personified
in a little corner hiding
from itself
And my own naivety
written out on walls,
painted with blood.

And I'm falling farther and farther down
deeper into despair.
Music doesn't dull
my senses
as it used to.
No, it sharpens them
into deadly knives,
all pointed at my heart.

Let's follow the yellow brick road
down to Oz
Maybe the wizard can give my heart
to a lion
that lacks compassion.

Perhaps I could enter
the 100 Acre Wood
and laugh my troubles away
with T-I- double G- ER.
Or maybe Owl has words of wisdom.

Perhaps Peter
could teach me to fly
just happy thoughts and pixie dust?

I think Cruella
might hurt me more,
those poor dalmatians
But then again,
poor me.

I hate this falling. .

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Time Turner

I need a time turner
An hourglass in a golden dial
that turns, and turns,   and turns
and resets time for awhile.

Take me back two weeks
So I can schedule what I need
Take me back
So that I can breathe.

So many things
so much to lose
Can't you take me back
so that I might see the cues?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Void Of White

a blank page
lines are drawn
lines to make letters
letters for words
a slow process of pulling
a thought from my head
to write on this page.
Anything I want
Anything I can imagine.
So here it goes
Here goes everything
Everything I’ve got
Nothing left out
Not a thought
or a feeling
not bled onto the page
The blank page is red
deep and dark
soaking wet.
The words drip off
like an over-filled sponge.
No, it’s not blank anymore
Not empty. 
Not a void 
of white.