Leibster Award

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Thank you so much Jess at Daring To Jess  for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

Rules

  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Nominate between 5 to 11 other bloggers
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions

Questions from Jess

  1. What is your favourite place to be?

       It has to be the beach. It calms me.

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    2. Do you consider yourself special? Why/why not?

     Of course I do. Well…there is no reason per se. I just know that I am 🙂

    3. What does your favourite quotation mean to you?

     Oof this is a hard one. I have a lot to choose from. My favourite quotation has to come       from the poetry book “Salt” by Nayirrah Waheed.

                        “feel it. the thing that you don’t want to feel. feel it and be free”

      I always think about this quote whenever I feel like writing something because I                usually suppress my feelings. I don’t want it to be “too much” when I write.

     4. How has your blog changed since you started?

      I believe I am evolving as a writer. The way I express myself. My style of writing. I              believe I have grown over the past few years and you can see that as you go through          my blog. I also decided to incorporate pictures to give my poems more life.

     5. What would you do if you couldn’t fail or be rejected?

      I would publish my first poetry book. Make Florawora a household name and inspire        others with my poetry. Oh and of course get the best job the legal industry has to                offer 🙂

      6. What do you admire about yourself?

       My patience.

      7. Early bird or night owl?

       Definitely night owl. I cannot wake up early to save my life. Or if I do, just know I               have snoozed the alarm clock five times or so.

       8. What is one thing you want to master?

        Learning the German language. I know I will get there eventually.

        9. Describe the object that is most precious to you.

        My poetry book.

        10. Do you believe that destiny/fate is pre-determined or that you can change it?

         I believe it is predetermined, there is nothing you can do to change what has been             written for you.

         11. What’s your favourite way to get organised?

          Creating a to do list. Works every single time.

11 Facts About Me

  1. In year 10 I used to think poetry was boring until I started analysing them. That’s when I started enjoying them.
  2. I taught myself how to play my favourite songs on the keyboard by watching YouTube videos.
  3. I love to travel but I have a fear of flying.
  4. I trust in vibes and aura and that will determine how I will treat and talk to you.
  5. I usually listen to songs when I am taking a break from studying or doing work.
  6. I do not window shop. If I don’t have money there is no way in hell I am leaving the house to look at clothes or shoes. That is torture.
  7. I still do not have my driver’s licence.
  8. I am an introvert so that means I hate crowded places and I CANNOT stand small talk.
  9. I stopped posting myself on social media since 2017 (this excludes WhatsApp statuses).
  10. Last time I took a selfie was on 27th January 2020.
  11. I have a really bad concentration span. I honestly do not know how I managed university and law school.

 

I Nominate:

 

My Questions To You:

  1. What is that one song that pumps you up?
  2. If you were to be stuck in an island with one person, who would it be and why?
  3. If you were a colour, what colour would you be and why?
  4. Favourite childhood memory?
  5. What is one thing you are ashamed of not being able to do?
  6. Tea or Coffee?
  7. What is one thing you had to learn how to do as an adult?
  8. How many countries have you been to?
  9. What is one thing you’re planning on ticking from your bucket list?
  10. If you were to be famous, what would you be famous for?
  11. Last time you smiled from ear to ear?

 

 

 

 

Healing

Her heart kept breaking

Until she found someone to mend it for her

He did his best to heal her

He gave her his heart to carry wherever she went

Not used to holding hearts she became clumsy and broke it

Now as she tries to mend his heart back

Her heart mends as well

But once in a while she gets pricked by the sharp edges of his broken heart.

Galaxy of mine

If love could speak

It would tell you that you make her whole

And that through your love

She loves herself even more

It would show you how her heart beats faster and slower when you’re there

How her eyes sparkle

Like stars in the night sky

Her mind as beautiful and peaceful

As the galaxy

Love would tell you how her whole solar system aligns

The moment she sets her eyes on you

It would tell you how you’re her world

Her universe

Her everything

Fatal Attraction

He kissed me and it was deadly
My red lips turned black
Sense and reasoning left me

He touched me and it was suffocating
My body turned into stone
And I could slowly feel myself dying

He told me things that were fiction
My reality slowly vanishing
Started living in my own fantasy

Flower Child

I’ve been blind whenever I see Or hear your name

Flowers cover my eyes

Because the truth is too painful to bear

You’re a rose with thorns

I’m a bull with horns

That charges when it sees red

Cover my face with flowers

To wipe away the tears

Let them not see how ashamed I am that i choose to chase unrequited love

Some humans fear “homosexuality”

African In I

SAME SEX LOVE” IN CONSERVATIVE AFRICA: A reality or an illusion?

In Africa, including my own country Malawi the topic of same sex love / homosexuality is a taboo subject( for this paper what’s known as same sex love will also be referenced to as homosexuality) . Rarely paid attention to, rarely discussed from the household level to the general public. It is commonly believed by most Africans, Malawians included that homosexuality is evil, un-African and all sorts of damaging beliefs attached.
The backbone or roots associated with this conservative thinking can be traced down to the patriarchal system. Briefly breaking it down the patriarchal system is grounded on “male superiority” hence the reality is we are currently living in a world which is fighting male domination. This domination seems to have infiltrated everywhere including the need to control sexuality.
A majority of people in Africa are convinced that males…

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See-through

You look into my eyes and tell me sweet nothings

The same eyes that caught a glimpse of you

Before I knew I was falling

You give me promises

With your eyes wide open and sincere

My eyes twinkle with expectations

They admire your words

As the days go by

My eyes become blank

No life is instilled in them

As your mere words were just that…words

No action

And the twinkle that was once there turns into anger and regret

How can they be fooled once again?

From tears to blood-shot eyes to being swollen

My eyes will give nothing away from the eyes that will catch a glimpse of them

There will be no soul that you’ll see once you look into them

Just emptiness

From empty promises

Shocker

Don’t be alarmed when I stop caring when my tears turn into shrugs

Don’t be surprised when I stop trying when my double texting turns into none

Don’t be shocked when I start glowing when I decided to toss you out of my life

Don’t fret when you can’t find me but when you do
I’ll be too much of a woman for you

The Crave

(c) Dimitra Milan

Kiss me like I was your sleeping beauty
With love and adoration so strong that it wakes me from my death

Shower me with love so that the seed I once was blossoms into a rose that is worthy to be plucked and given to a loved one

Protect me from my demons so that I can love you freely without hesitation.

Without worry.

Without preparing myself from an inevitable heartbreak.

Seasons

When winter comes

His presence wakes me up like spring

And from his words and touch

I become hot and bothered like summer

To having everything fall apart like autumn

Love and affection turns into resentment

And my beating heart that used to beat to the rhythm of his smile turns to ice and all my feelings paralyse.